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Brewers acacia

The scientific name of Brewers acacia: Acacia leucophloea

Synonyms: Mimosa leucophloea

Name of Brewers acacia in different languages:-

English: White Bark Acacia, Distillers acacia, Panicled acacia

Hindi: safed babul, safed kikkar

Sanskrit: Arimedah, Shwet barhura

Malayalam: Vellavelam

Tamil: sarai, வெள்வேலம்-velvelam.

Plant description:

It is a large, spiny tree grow to the height of 35 m. The stout trunk is divided into several wide branches,Open grown with a wide umbrella-like crown. Bark is white or gray, smooth, becoming black and rough when it is older. Leaves are compound, with 4 to 13 pairs of pinnae, each with 5 to 30 pairs of leaflets. Circular glands found on the rachis below the junction of paired-pinnae, feathery green colored foliage. Spines are 2 to 5 mm long, found at the base of leaves. Flowers occur in August to October, pale yellow to cream,the pods are yellow, green or brown in color, flat, 10 to 20 cm long and 5 to 10 mm wide, containing about 20 oblong seeds, smooth and dark brown.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Bipinnate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 Bipinnate-Leaflet-also-pinnate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, Seed

Medicinal uses:

To treat ulcers, wounds, bronchitis, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, skin diseases, dysentery, hemorrhages, dental caries, intermittent fevers

Medicinal properties:

Anti-bacterial, Demulcent, expectorant, anti-pyretic, and antidote.

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