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Acacia is an ancient tree. The gum and the bark of acacia tree are famous in the view of business. In fact, acacia is the tree of desert. Its leaves are very small. It is a thorny tree. We find planted and wild acacia trees all over India. The tree of Acacia is known by several names in different languages which has been given below:

English               -          Acacia tree

Hindi                   -          Babool, Babool, Kikar

Sanskrit             -           Babool,  barber,  Deerghkantaka

Bengali               -          Babool Gachh

Marathi               -          Mabul babool

Gujrati                -          Babool

Telugu                -          Baburram, Nak dumma,

                                      Nela, Tumma

Punjabi               -          Babla

Arabic                 -         Ummuchhilan

Persian               -         Kheremudhilan

Tamil                  -          Karubel

Latin                   -         Mymosa Arabica

Introduction:

          Acacia is an ancient tree. The gum and the bark of acacia tree are famous in the view of business. In fact, acacia is the tree of desert. Its leaves are very small. It is a thorny tree. We find planted and wild acacia trees all over India. This tree has yellow flowers in round bunches which blossom in the summer season but pods appear in the winter season.

          Its trees are very big and thick. It is a thorny tree and its wood is very strong. Its trees are found near by water mostly in black soil. It has white thorns of which length is about 1 to 3 centimeters. Its thorns are in pairs. Its leaves are very small and thick than Indian gooseberry. The stem of acacia tree is wide and its bark is uneven. Its flowers are round, yellow with a little fragrance. Its pods are white and 7-8 inches long. Its seeds are round and flat in dusty color.

Qualities: Acacia brings the phlegm out and destroys stomach worms. It is beneficial in the treatment of leprosy (white flecks) and alleviates poisoning.

Gum: The gum of acacia tree is collected in the winter season. If one cuts its stem from anywhere, a type of white liquid comes out which is called “Gum”.

Dosage: Its decoction should be taken in the quantity of 50 to 100 ml. Its gum should be taken in 5 to 10 grams’ quantity. Its powder can be taken in the quantity of 3 to 6 grams.

Useful in different diseases:

1. Diseases of the mouth:

  • Make a decoction by boiling the bark of acacia tree, bark of surinam medalcar, bark of mountain ebony, stem of piyabansa and straw berry’s panchang together. Gargling with this decoction provides relief if a person has been suffering from looseness of the teeth, cracked tongue, blisters in the throat, and dryness of the mouth as well as the diseases of mouth palate.
  • Make a decoction by boiling acacia, black berry and puffed alum together. Gargle with this decoction to get rid of all diseases of the mouth.
  • Grind the bark of acacia tree properly and boil it in water.  Gargling with this preparation removes the blisters of the mouth.
  • Gargle with the decoction of acacia’s tree bark twice or thrice twice or thrice a day. Its use provides relief in this disease. Sucking its gum’s piece is good remedy if a person has been suffering from mouth blisters.
  • Dry the bark of acacia tree and make powder by grinding. Apply this powder on the blisters of the mouth. A person gets rid of mouth blisters within a few days.
  • Gargle with the decoction of acacia’s tree bark twice or thrice a day. Its use removes all mouth blisters soon.

2. Toothache: 

  • Mix salt in the ash of acacia tree’s pods’ peel and ash of almonds’ peel. Brushing with this mixture gets rid of toothache.
  • Brush with the soft branch of acacia tree. Its use gets rid of all tooth problems and makes the tooth strong.
  • Mix equal quantity of the bark of acacia tree, leaves, flowers and pods together and grind them to make fine powder. Brush with this powder regularly. A person gets rid of all problems of the tooth.
  • Gargle with the decoction of the bark of acacia tree. Its use is beneficial in decayed tooth.
  • Brush with the twig of neem or acacia tree daily in the morning. Their use makes the tooth clean and strong. It also makes the gums strong.
  • Gargle with the decoction of the bark of acacia tree twice or thrice a day. Its use prevents bleeding from the gums and destroys the germs of the tooth. 

3. Sperm disability:

  • Dry raw pods of acacia tree and mix sugar-candy in it. Taking this mixture provides relief in sperm disability.
  • Grind the soft leaves of acacia tree and sugar candy 10 grams each together. Take this mixture with water. Its use provides relief. If one has no green leaves of acacia tree, one can take its 30 grams dry leaves.
  • Toast 100 grams gum of acacia tree and grind. Mix 50 grams ground winter cherry in above preparation. Taking 5 grams this preparation with lukewarm milk twice a day. Its use provides relief.
  • Dry 50 grams leaves of acacia tree in shadow and grind them and filter. Mix 100 grams sugar in this powder. Take 10 grams this mixture with milk twice a day to get relief in this disease.
  • Dry the pods of acacia tree in shadow and mix equal quantity of sugar-candy in it. Grind this mixture properly into fine powder. Take one spoon quantity of this mixture with water twice a day makes the sperm thick. Its use gets rid of all problems of sperm count.
  • Fry the gum of acacia tree with ghee and make pudding (Halwa) of this preparation. Take this pudding to enhance sperm count. It also enhances the strength of the body of a woman during puerperal period.
  • Grind the panchang of acacia tree and mix half quantity of sugar-candy in it. Take one spoon quantity of this mixture twice a day. Its use provides relief in sperm disability within a short span of time.

4. For sexual power: Fry the gum of acacia tree with ghee and make pudding (Halwa) of this mixture. Sexual power enhances by eating this pudding.

5. Want of sperm:

  • Chew the leaves of acacia tree followed by cow’s milk. Its use provides relief in syphilis within a short span of time.
  • Mix milk and sugar-candy in the juice of raw pods of acacia tree. Take this mixture daily to end the deficiency of sperm. 

6. For sperm count: Immerse one meter long and one meter wide cloth in the juice of raw pods of acacia tree and dry. Immerse it again in the same juice after drying it once. Thus, this process should be done 14 times. Tear this cloth into 14 pieces and boil one piece in 250 ml milk daily. Drink this milk. Its use enhances sperm count and sexual vigor.

7. Breast’s flabbiness: Immerse a cloth in the milk of acacia tree’s pods and dry. Breast of woman will by tight by tying this cloth on the breast. Its use ends the flabbiness of the breast.

8. Disturbances in menstrual excretion:

  • Grind 4.5 grams toasted gum of acacia tree and equal amount of ochre together. Take this mixture daily in the morning. Its use prevents excessive bleeding during menstrual excretion.
  • Boil 20 grams bark of acacia tree in 400 ml water until 100 ml decoction remains. Drink this preparation thrice a day. Its use prevents excessive bleeding during menses.
  • Grind about 250 grams bark of acacia tree and boil it in 8 folds water to prepare decoction until half liter decoction remains. Spray this decoction on the vagina. Its use regulates chocked menstrual excretion and gets rid of pain during menses.
  • Toast 100 grams gum of acacia tree in a pan and reduced to powder. Take 10 grams this powder mixing with sugar-candy. Its use gets rid of dysmenorrhoea (pain during period) and makes menstrual excretion normal.

9. To get rid of sterility: A burl grows on the stem of acacia tree which is called “Kiker Banda”. Dry it in shadow and grind it to prepare the powder.  Take 3 grams this powder for three days from the next day after menstrual excretion. Thereafter, go for copulation viz fertilization. This medicine ends sterility.

10. Leucorrhoea:

  • Drink 14 to 28 milliliters decoction of acacia tree’s bark twice a day provides. Its use gets rid of this disease.
  • Take 40 ml decoction of the bark of acacia tree and the bark of neem tree twice or thrice a day. Its use provides relief in leucorrhoea.
  • Take 2-3 grams powder of winter cherry and 1 gram bamboo manna (vanshlochan) with milk twice a day. Its use gets rid of leucorrhoea.

11. Menorrhagia: Make powder by grinding acacia, resin, gum, and extract of Indian berberin (Rasot) each 5 grams together. Take 5 grams this powder with milk daily. A woman gets rid of metorrhagia.

12. Vagina contraction:

  • Boil 10 grams bark of acacia tree with 400 ml water until it remains 100 ml decoction then put it down. Take 2 spoons this decoction twice a day. Mix some alum in this decoction and spray it in the vagina; it cures leucorrhoea and makes vagina tight.
  • Soak one part bark of acacia tree in 10 folds water overnight. Boil this mixture in the morning until half water remains then filter it and store it in a bottle. Wash vagina with this water after excretion. Its use ends the flabbiness of the vagina.
  • Immerse a thick cloth in the milk of acacia tree’s pods and dry. This process should be done 7 times. Immerse this cloth in milk or water and drink this milk of water before copulation. Its use increases sexual power. If a woman keeps this cloth in the vagina, her vagina becomes tight.
  • Boil equal quantity of acacia, plum, mountain ebony, pomegranate and neel shree in water. Immerse a cloth in this boiling water and spray water on this cloth. Keep this cloth in the vagina. Its use makes the vagina tight. 

13. Puerperal fever (Sutika): Grind 10 grams inner bark of acacia tree and 3 black peppers together. Take this mixture twice a day. Eat millet’s breads and drink cow’s milk during this treatment. Its use saves those women who have been suffering from puerperal fever badly.

14. Sterility: A beautiful baby will take birth by taking 2-4 grams powder of acacia tree’s leaves daily in the morning.  

15. Diarrhoea:

  • Mix sugar-candy and honey in the juice of acacia tree’s leaves. Drink this juice to get relief in this disease.
  • Take 3-6 grams powder of soft leaves of acacia tree twice a day. Its use gets rid of diarrhoea.
  • Take the juice of 8-10 leaves of acacia tree to get rid of diarrhoea. Its use provides desired relief.
  • Make a decoction by boiling the pods of acacia tree and seeds of bay berry together. This decoction should be drunk. You will go for evacuation (loose motions) how many times you will chew a betel leaf after drinking this decoction. Grind 8-10 soft leaves of acacia tree, a little cumin seeds and pods of pomegranate with 100 ml water. Soak a piece of hot brick in this water and give 2 spoons water to the patient twice or thrice a day. Its use gets rid of chronic diarrhoea.
  • Grind 50 grams gum of acacia tree, 100 grams myrolelans and 50 grams poppy stem together. Fry this mixture with pure ghee and mix 250 grams sugar-candy in this preparation. Take 10 grams this mixture twice a day. Its use gets rid of amoebic dysentery. The patient should take only whey, milk and rice during this treatment.
  • Take the juice of acacia tree’s leaves with whey. Its use gets rid of all types of diarrhoea.
  • Grind 5 grams soft leaves of acacia tree and mix 150 ml water in it. Drinking this water twice or thrice a day is useful in diarrhoea.
  • Take 3 to 6 grams gum of acacia tree twice a day. Its use provides relief in diarrhoea
  • Grind 2 grams leaves of acacia tree and take it with sugar. Its use gets rid of amoebic dysentery (a type of white oily liquid that come out by the stool). Grind the leaves of acacia tree and take. It will be beneficial in diarrhoea.
  • Drink the juice of big acacia tree’s leave. Its use gets rid of all types of diarrhoea.
  • Eat 2 pods of acacia tree followed by whey. Its use provides relief in diarrhoea.

16. Eye pain and swelling:

  • Grind soft leaves of acacia tree and extract their juice. Drop one or two drops of juice in the eyes or tie it on the eyes mixing with breast’s milk. It provides relief in the pain and swelling of the eyes.
  • Grind the leaves of acacia tree and make piece. Tie this piece on the eyes before sleeping at night. Its use provides relief in the pain and burning sensation of the eyes.
  • Grind the leaves of acacia tree and make piece. Tie this piece on the eyes before sleeping at night and remove it in the morning. Its use gets rid of eyes’ redness and pain.

17. Watery eyes: Grind the leaves of acacia tree properly and mix a little honey in it. Apply this mixture in the eyes like collyrium. This application is beneficial in this disease and water does not come from the eyes.

18. Paralysis of throat’s muscles: Gargle with the decoction of acacia tree’s bark twice a day. Its use gets rid of this disease.

19. Throat-related diseases:

  • Mix equal quantity of the leaves and bark of acacia tree and bark of banyan tree together. Soak this mixture in one glass of water. Gargling with this preparation cures all the diseases of throat.
  • Mix lime (Chuna) in acacia’s juice and make tablets equal to gram of this preparation. Suck these tablets to cure hoarseness caused by cold.
  • Boil the bark of acacia tree in water and gargle with this water. Its use gets rid of throat’s swelling.

20. Stomach-related diseases: Make a decoction by boiling inner bark of acacia tree. Take 1-2 ml this decoction with whey. Its use gets rid of dropsy and other diseases of the stomach. The patient should take only whey during this treatment.

21. Ascites: Boil the bark of acacia tree in water properly and filter it after cooling. Pour this water into another pot and boil it again until it thickens. Make a thick paste with above mixture and mix whey in it after cooling. Drink this mixture to get relief in ascites. Only whey should be taken during this treatment.

22. Sores of the stomach: Mix gum of acacia tree in water and drink. Its use heals the ulcers up. The patient does not suffer from stomachache.

23. Stomachache: Take the juice of the bark of acacia tree mixing with curd. Its use provides relief in stomachache and stops loose motions.

24. Guineaworms: Grind the seeds of acacia tree and mix cow urine in it. Apply this mixture on the stomach. Its use gets rid of stomachache.

25. For fractured bone:

  • Mix 6 grams powder of acacia tree’s root mixing with honey and goat’s milk. Fractured bones joints by taking this preparation.
  • Mix 6 grams powder of acacia tree’s panchang (the five parts of a tree) with honey and goat’s milk. Taking this mixture joints fractured bones within three days.
  • Grind the seeds of acacia tree and take it with honey regularly for three days. Its use ends the weakness of the bones and strengthens strong.
  • Take one spoon powder of acacia tree’s pods twice a day. Its use joints to the fractured bone soon.

26. Syphilis:

  • Soak the flowers of acacia tree in cold water at night. Crush them in the morning and filter it. Drink this preparation to get rid of syphilis.
  • Gargle with the syrup or decoction of acacia tree’s bark. Its use removes the blisters of the mouth caused by syphilis.
  • Spray fine powder of acacia on the sores. Its use provides relief.
  • Make a paste by grinding the leaves of acacia tree. Apply this paste on the sores. Its use provides relief.
  • Gargle with the syrup of acacia tree’s root and juice or decoction of plum’s root. Its use removes the blisters of the mouth caused by syphilis.

27. Ringworms: Mix exuviae of snake with the gum of acacia tree and make a bandage. Tie this bandage on ringworms to get relief.

28. Acidity: Make a decoction by boiling the leaves of acacia tree and mix one gram gum of mango tree. This decoction should be prepared in the evening and drink in the morning. Drink this decoction regularly for seven days. Its use gets rid of acidity.

29. Bleeding: Grind the pods of acacia tree, mangos blossoms, bark of silk cotton tree and sebestan’s seeds (Lisodha) together. Take this mixture with milk. Its use prevents bleeding.

30. Spermathorrhoea: Take the sprouts of acacia tree with 10 grams sugar twice a day for seven days regularly. Its use provides relief in spermathorrhoea.

31. Otorrhoea: Make a decoction by boiling the bark of acacia tree. This decoction should be dropped into the ear in the form of a thin stream. After that, take a stick and roll up a little wad. It should be moved slowly here and there in the ears and drop a little water of puffed alum in the ear. Its use gets rid of otorrhoea.

32. For strength: Toast gum of acacia tree with ghee and mix double quantity of sugar in it. Take 20 grams this mixture daily. Its use enhances physical power.

33. Phlegm diarrhoea: Grind equal quantity of acacia tree’s leaves, cumin seeds and black cumin seeds together. Take 10 grams this mixture before sleeping at night. Its use gets rid of diarrhoea caused by phlegm.

34. Blood diarrhoea:

  • Take one spoon juice of soft and green leaves of acacia tree mixing with honey twice or thrice a day. Its use gets rid of blood diarrhoea.
  • Soak 10 grams gum of acacia tree in 50 ml water. Crush it and filter. Drink this preparation. Its use gets rid of diarrhoea and blood diarrhoea.

35. Sprue: Take a little myrolelans powder mixing with the juice of soft leaves of acacia tree followed by whey. Its use gets rid of relief.

36. Thirst: Mix sugar-candy in the decoction of acacia tree’s bark and take. Its use quenches thirst and ends burning sensation.

37. Anorexia: Mix rock salt with the pickle of soft pods of acacia tree. Eat it regularly to increases appetite and digestion power.

38. Ear diseases: Boil the flowers of acacia tree in mustard oil and filter. Pour 2 drops of this oil into the earache. Its use gets rid of otorrhoea.

39. Earache: Make a long wick (Batti) of cotton wad and immerse it in honey from its front side. Grind red alum to prepare the powder and spray this powder on that roll. Insert this stick into the ear and close ear with other cotton wad. It cures all diseases of the ear as sores and ache of the ear as well as otorrhoea.

40. Jaundice:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding the flowers of acacia tree and sugar–candy together. Take 10 grams this powder daily to get relief in jaundice.
  • Mix equal quantity of sugar-candy and powder of acacia tree’s flowers together. Take 10 grams this mixture regularly to get rid of jaundice.

41. Gonorrhoea:

  • Soak 10-20 soft leaves of acacia tree in one glass of water and put it in the open sky at night. Filter it in the morning and drink. Its use gets rid of gonorrhoea and burning sensation of urinating.
  • Soak 30 grams soft leaves of acacia tree in one glass of water at night. Crush it and filter in the morning then mix hot ghee in it and drink. Follow this process on the next day in the same but on third day do not mix ghee in it but take it regularly for 4-5 days. It is useful in gonorrhoea.
  • Mix 10 grams gum of acacia tree in one glass of water. Apply this mixture on the affected part. Its use gets rid of the swelling of the vesica and inflammation caused by gonorrhoea.
  • Grind 5-10 leaves of acacia tree with one spoon sugar and one spoon black pepper or grind it with 5-6 leaves of pomegranate and filter. Give this mixture to the patient. The patient gets rid of this disease named gonorrhoea.

42. Backache:

  • Grind equal quantity of the bark, pods and gum of acacia tree together. Taking one spoon this mixture thrice a day provides relief in backache.
  • Mix equal quantity of fuller’s earth (sajji) and flowers of acacia tree together. Take one gram this mixture when sun rises. This medicine provides a lot of relief to the patient who has been suffering from backache.   

43. Excessive sweating: Make the fine powder by grinding the leaves of acacia tree mixing with equal quantity of myrolelans’ seeds. Rub this powder all over the body and take bath after some time. This process should be continued for a few days. Its use reduces excessive sweating.

Wound: The paste of acacia tree’s leaves is useful for healing the wounds up and to reduce the swelling caused by heat.

44. Cough:

  • Sucking gum of acacia tree stops cough.
  • Make a decoction by boiling the bark of acacia tree in water. Drinking this decoction is good treatment to stop cough.

45. Pyorrhoea: Gargle with the decoction of acacia tree’s bark. Its use provides relief in the disease named pyorrhoea.

46. Corneal ulcer: Boil the decoction of acacia tree’s leaves until it thickens. Mix honey in this thick decoction. Apply this mixture in the eyes 3-4 times a day. Its use provides relief if a person has been suffering from corneal ulcer and sores and watery eyes.

47. Prolapsus ani: Make a decoction by boiling the bark of acacia tree and wash anus with this decoction 3-4 times a day. Its use cures prolapsus ani soon.

48. Wound in the chest: Immerse soft leaves of acacia tree, pomegranate’s leaves, Indian gooseberry 10 grams each and 6 grams coriander in cold water at night. Crush this mixture and filter it in the morning. Mix a little sugar-candy in this mixture and store it. Drinking this preparation 3-4 times a day prevents bleeding from the mouth.    

49. Dryness of the tongue and mouth: Suck gum of acacia tree removes the dryness of the mouth and tongue. A person gets rid of mouth dryness completely.

50. Swelling and inflammation of the tongue: Grind the soft leaves of acacia tree and mix water in it. Take this mixture removes mouth blisters caused by heat or winter. It removes the blisters and dryness of the tongue.

51. Gums ulcer: Make fine powder by grinding 1 gram powder of toasted betel-nut, 1 gram alum, 2 grams soap-stone and 1 gram catechu together. Brush with this powder twice or thrice a day. Its use heals gums ulcers up and gets rid of gums’ pain.

52. Gums’ problem: Gargling with the decoction of the bark of acacia tree regularly gets rid of gums’ swelling as well as throat pain.

53. Hiccup:

  • Boil thorns of acacia tree in 500 ml water until one portion remains then filter it and drink. It provides relief in hiccup.
  • Boil dry or wet thorns of acacia tree in 500 ml water until it remains 250 ml water then mix honey in it.  Drinking this water stops hiccup.

54. Diabetes mellitus: Dry raw pods of acacia tree in shadow and fry them with ghee then prepare the powder after grinding them. Taking 3 grams this powder twice a day gets rid of diabetes mellitus.

55. Piles (arsh): Grind acacia tree’s Banda (which grows on the tree of acacia) with black peeper. Take this mixture with water twice a day. Its use prevents bleeding from the warts of piles.

56. Diabetes:

  • Grind soft leaves of acacia tree with water on a stone piece and mix 4-5 black peppers in this preparation. Filter it. Take this preparation twice a day to get relief. 
  • Take 3 grams powder of acacia tree’s gum with water or cow’s milk thrice a day. Its use provides relief in diabetes.

57. To reduce obesity: Grind the leaves of acacia tree with water and apply it on the body. This application reduces fatness.

58. Bed wetting: Dry raw pods of acacia tree in shadow and fry them with ghee. Mix sugar-candy in this preparation and take 4 grams of this preparation with hot milk twice a day. Its use ends the habit of bed wetting.

59. Sweating in the hands and feet: Grind the leaves of acacia tree and mix myrolealans in it. Rub this powder on the hands and feet regularly. Its use reduces excessive sweating. Rub dry leaves of acacia tree on the hands and feet to get relief.

60. Guineaworms: Grind the seeds of acacia tree and apply it on guineaworms. Its use provides relief.

61. Cracked hands and feet: Apply ground tablet of babool in the chilblains of the hands and heels. Its use provides relief.

62. Leprosy:

  • Make syrup with 30 grams bark of acacia tree and drink. Its use cures the disease named leprosy.
  • Lips problems: Apply the powder of acacia tree’s bark on the lips. Its use removes the blisters of lips and gets rid of syphilis.
  • Burns: Mix the gum of acacia tree in water and apply it on the burnt portion. Its use ends the burning sensation caused by burning.

63. Chordee (Lingodrek): Take 3 grams gum of acacia tree with sugar-candy twice a day. Its use gets rid of chordee within three days.

65. Headache: Grind the gum of acacia tree with water and apply it on the head. Headache ends by its use.

66. Vincent angina: Grind the bark of acacia tree and mix water in it. Make a decoction by boiling above mixture. Gargle with this decoction. Its use provides relief.

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