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Acacia arabica Wilid. var. indica Benth.
Synonym A. nilotica (Linn.) Delile subsp. indica (Benth.) Brenan.
Family Mimosaceae.

 



English Names: Babul, Black Babul, Indian Gum arabic tree.
Sanskrit Names: Babbuula, Babbuuri, Baavari, Aabhaa, Shuulikaa, Shitaka, Kinkiraata, Yugmakantaka, Sukshmapatra, Pitapushpaka.
Unani Names: Aqaaqia, Babuul, Kikar, Mughilaan, Samur.
Siddha/Tamil Names: Karu-velamaram, Karuvelei. Velampisin (gum).


Action Stembark—astringent, spasmolytic, hypoglycaemic.

Gum—demulcent (soothing agent for inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts).

Pods—used in urogenital disorders.

Seeds—hypoglycaemic in normal rats.

 

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