Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Acacia (Gum Arabic)
Botanical Name   Acacia senegal, Acacia arabica, Acacia vera
System Affected   burns, ulcers, loose teeth, diarrhea, cough/fever
Properties   applied to burn area soothoing effect on gum & mucous membranes ulcers (astringentr effect on affected tissues) Boiled in water becomes an adhesive placed around loose teeth. Diarrhea (dysentary): drink small amount in liquid coughs. fever reduction
Description   gum of bark of acacia tree
Origin   Egypt, N. Africa, Mid-East
Notes   Also called: gum acacia, Egyptian thorn, tamarisk
Toxicity   none

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