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Acacia

Acacia is a type of shrub or deciduous tree that belongs to the pea family. There are over 800 species of acacia that can be found in Australia, and in the tropical and subtropical areas of America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Acacia grows on well-drained soil, in dry and sunny habitats.

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Size & Price Details

Age Price Weight Dimensions
48 Months ₹779.00 1 kg  21 × 21 cm
Age Price Weight Dimensions
18 Months ₹389.00 1 kg 15 × 16 cm

Acacia, also known as Acacia Arabica, gum arabic tree, Babul can be found in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia. Acacia is a tree of 5–20 m high. Babul tree is a drought tolerant tree but will tolerate only light frost. The crown is low and can be flattened or a rounded umbrella-shape. It is also know for its medicinal uses.

Special Feature

Strengths 
Can be established readily from seed.
Extremely drought tolerant.
Leaves and pods have high CP content.
Use

Medicinal use 

  • Acacia arabica is reported to possess many beneficial properties.
  • It is reported for In vitro antibacterial activity, antimicrobial and immuno modulatory activities.
  • Flavonoids, triterpenoids, alkaloids and phenolics are known to be bioactive anti diabetic principles present in Acacia arabica.
  • Acacia Arabica is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes mellitus.
  • The hypoglycemic effect of aqueous extract and hydroalcoholic extract of Acacia arabica was investigated and proved scientifically.
  • Oral administration of aqueous extract of Acacia arabica bark to diabetic and normal rats resulted in significant reduction of blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • The aqueous extract of Acacia arabica was found to reduce blood glucose level to its normal level with in seven days.
  • Histological studies of the β-cells show its action on pancreas.
  • Phenolics present in Acacia arabica are found to be effective as anti hyperglycemic agents.
  • The gum of Acacia arabica is described in the British pharmacopoeia as a source of useful medicaments.
  • Acacia arabica is a good antibacterial agent.
  • In a clinical trial report implies the presence of substances in Acacia gum which, compared with ordinary gum, primarily inhibit the early deposition of plaque.