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Acacia Arabica(Vaboula)

Common Name: Vaboula, Babbula, Indian gum Arabic, Nallatumma, Peetapushpa.
Plant name: Acacia Arabica.
Chemical constituents:  Acacia Arabica  contains gallic acid, m-digallic acid,(+)-catechin, chlorogenic acid, gallolyated flavan-3,4-diol and robidandiol (7,3′,4’5′,-tetrahydroxyflavan-3,4-diol)1.
Uses:
·         Good remedy for hair fall, earache, syphilis, cholera, dysentery, leprosy and rinderpest.
·         The bark is cooling, astringent, demulcent, anthelmintic, cures skin diseases.
·         It prevents bleeding piles, urinary and vaginal discharges and useful in diabetes.
·         Useful to asthma and bronchitis.
·         It is also used for tub bath in rectal prolapse and for gargles in oral disorders.
·         Balances vata, pitta and kapha doshas.
·         Gum is useful for sore throat.
·         Paste of this plant is used as reliever in hot inflammations
·         The decoction of this plant cures leucorrhoea.
·         Leaf has good affect on bruised infection and itch.
·         It also prevents spermatorrhoea, nocturnal emissions and leucorrhoea.
Internal use :Useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, helminthiasis, bleeding disorders, cough and urinary disorders. Gum is used in dysuria and loss of libido. In premature ejaculation. powder of raw legume and sugar is found useful.
External use :A blood purifier, haemostatic, vasoconstricting and healing property. Its powder is sprinkled on burnt injuries and bleeds. Decoction of bark is used for uttar basti (enema through vagina) in leucorrhoea.


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  1. October 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow. usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.i hope it works on you as well.

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