Gum Acacia

Gum AcaciaSanskrit name: Babbula
Botanical name: Acacia Arabica
Habitat: Acacia Arabica is commonly found in the dry forest areas of Northern region of India




  • Rasa (taste): Astringent
  • Virya (action): cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta and kapha

General information

Acacia constitutes mainly of arabin which is a mixture of calcium, magnesium, potassium. Its bark is used for medicinal purpose. It is beneficial in digestive system related disorders like Diarrhea and Dysentery. Powder of acacia arabica helps in healing skin ailments. It helps in the healing of bones damaged due to fracture and weak bones, as it is a natural supplement of calcium.

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