Unani Name (s)
Samagh-e- Arabi, Qarz, Huzambil
Babul, Kikar, Gomadar, Mughilan, Baer jo Khur
Acacia, Wattle Bark, Yarrow, Milfoil
Acacia Arabica (Lam.) Willd. It belongs to Mimosaceae Family.
Leaves, stem-bark and the extract called as "Aqaqiya", as well as gum.
Temperament of the Drug
Bark and extract cold and dry in second order, gum dry in second order.
Actions/ Therapeutic uses
Gum acacia is demulcent and emollient, styptic, tonic and astringent (a good binder for mixtures, tables or granules made over heat). Extract obtained from Acacia Arabica (Lam.) Willd. is having actions like antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant etc.
Gum is administered in the form of mucilage in diarrhoea and dysentery and in diabetes mellitus. Gum is also a useful adjunct to medicines used for pulmonary and catarrhal affections. Powdered gum is used to arrest haemorrhages. Fried gum is a useful nutritive tonic and aphrodisiac in sexual debility. Apart from that gum is also useful in Haemorrhages and Pulmonary Affections.
Decoction of the stem bark is largely used as a gargle and mouth wash in cancerous and syphilitic affections. It is also useful as local astringent douche or enema in gonorrhoea, cystitis, vaginitis, leucorrhoea, piles etc. It is an effective astringent tonic in chronic diarrhoea and diabetes mellitus.
Powerful astringent and styptic, systematically as well as locally.
Dayaqooza, Dolabi, Habb-e- Sil, Endemali, Hab Aawaz Kusha, Habb-e--Ral, Sunoon-e- Passt-e- Mugheelan, Qurs-e- Jiryaan, Qurs-e- Deedan, Qurs-e- Kahryba, Qurs-e- Sailaan, Qurs-e- Silajeet, Qurs-e- Sailan Jadid, Habb-e-Mubarik, Lao’oq-e- Sapistan. Habb-e-Banafsha Khas, Habb-e- jadwar, Habb-e- momiyaie sada, Jawarish Zanjabeel, Maa-ul- laham, Majoon aarad khurma, Majooon Jalinoos Looluvi, Majoon mughalliz sada, Safoof mughalliz, Safoof Jiryan, Sanoon post-e- Mugheelans, Sharbat-e- mufarreh wa muqawwi-e- Qalb and Tiryaaq-e- Nazla.
Stem bark 5 to 7 gms. Gum acacia 1-3 gms. Extract 1 gm.