12 Medicinal benefits of Acacia Tree or Babool Tree

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Babool is a well-known plant, mostly known for its medicinal properties. Today we will be telling you the 12 extremely helpful and miraculous benefits of Acacia plant or Babool Tree.

Appearance of Acacia tree (Babool Tree):

pods of babool
pods of babool

The trees of babool are average and medium-sized ones. The bark of the tree is brown in color, dry and form cracks in length. The branches are round, soft and bent ones. The new tender branches are slippery and oily.

It bears leaves which are bipinnate, very small and in a group of 4-9 leaves. The flowers are round, yellow and grow in bunches of 4-6. It also bears pods which are 3-6 inch long, each pod has 8-12 flat seeds. The wood of plant is said to be best for burning.

Chemical composition

flowers of babool
flowers of babool

The bark of the plant has 6-12 percent bitter chemicals and the pod contains, 12-19% tannin in it. The bark also releases a chemical which is known as babool gum.

Where the Acacia tree (Babool Tree) are found?

Babool tree
Babool tree

Mostly, the babool plant grows in desert. It is found all over the India, in wild as well as in cultivated forms.

Properties of Appearance

Acacia tree is very effective to cure kapha and pitta. The gum silents vata pitta and cures urinary disorders, swelling, pain and bleeding of uterus. It has binding effect on stools.

The pod is anthelmintic, anti-dermatoses and relieves burning sensation.

Nomenclature :

1English Name of Babool Tree ?

Acacia tree

2Hindi name of Acacia tree ?


3Sanskrit name of Acacia tree or Babool tree ?

Barbar, Deerg hakantaka, Ajameghya

4Telugu name of Acacia tree or Babool tree ?

Baburram, Nakka Dumma

5Bengali name of Acacia tree or Babool tree ?

Bawala, Babul, Keekar

6Kingdom ?


7Family name ?


8Botanical name ?

Acacia nilotica

Now, we shall be talking about the health benefits of Acacia tree. You will really be surprised of its benefits given below.

Medicinal benefits of Acacia tree (Babool Tree):

9Treats Eye pain

  • Grind the soft tender leaves and put 1-2 drops of the extract, in the eyes.
  • It treats swelling of the eyes and eye pain.

10For Toothache

  • Burn the peel of its pod and almonds.
  • Using this ash, brush your teeth.
  • It treats toothache effectively.
  • Use the soft branches to brush the teeth.
  • It strengthens the teeth and cures all types of tooth infections.

11Aids in Jaundice

  • Mix equal quantities of its flower powder with sugar candy.
  • Give 10 gm of this powder to the patient, thrice a day.
  • It  fastens the recovery of jaundice.

12Treats Diarrhoea

  • Take 8-10 leaves of babool and grind them with small amounts of roasted cumin seeds.
  • Give 10 gm of this mixture orally at night.
  • It cures diarrhoea.

13Good for Stomach related problems

  • Prepare a decoction of its inner bark and give 1-2 gm of this, with buttermilk.
  • In diet, give buttermilk too.
  • It cures all types of abdominal disorders.

14Cures Throat problems

  • Take equal quantities of its leaves, bark and bark of banyan tree.
  • Soak them in a glass of water.
  • Use this solution to gargle.
  • It cures throat problems.

15Aids in Eczema

  • Grind the flowers of acacia tree, in vinegar and make a paste of it.
  • Apply this on affected areas.
  • It is very effective in curing eczema.

16Helpful in Pregnancy

  • Give 2-4 gm powder of its leaves, every morning.
  • It helps in conceiving.
  • During pregnancy, it should be given to the woman.
  • It improves the physical strength.

17Reduces Excessive sweating

  • Grind equal quantities of its leaves and young harad.
  • Massage the body with this powder and after sometime, take a bath.
  • Regular use of this controls the sweat.

18Helpful in Lumbago

  • Take equal quantities of its bark, pod and gum.
  • Grind them all to form a powder.
  • Give one teaspoonful of this powder, thrice a day.
  • It gives relief from the pain in the waist.

19Aids in Metrorrhagia

  • Take equal quantities of babool’s gum and wheat.
  • Grind them and take 2 teaspoonful of this powder, every morning and evening.
  • It controls excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle.

20Treatment for Sexual disorders

  • Shade dry the pods and grind them.
  • Mix them with equal quantity of sugar candy.
  • Give 1 teaspoon of this powder, every morning and evening, with fresh water.
  • It thickens the semen and cures all problems related to sexual organs and functioning.

In this way we saw the benefits of Acacia tree (Babool Tree). It is really a medicinal plant, isn’t it!

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