Acacia farnesiana

Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight and Arn.
  • Cassie
  • Huisache
  • Needle Bush
  • Sweet Acacia
  • سنط عربي
  • طلح أنباري
  • طلح الفتنة
  • طلح حلو
  • sant ‘arabi
  • talh al-fitna
  • talh anbari
  • talh hulw
  • שִׁטַּת הַמְּשׂוּכוֹת
  • shitat ha-mesukhot

Tree

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Antiseptic for skin & lesions

Anti-septic

Decoct fruit & seeds in water & apply decoction topically to skin.

RootZ
Dermatology

Sensitive skin

Emollient

Decoct leaves & stems & apply solution to skin several times /day.

LeafB
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Sore throat

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct fruit & seeds in water & gargle decoction x3 day after meals.

Fruit, SeedZ
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglcaemic

Prepare infusion of bark & drink x1 cup /day.

BarkB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

Prepare infusion of bark & drink x1 cup /day.

BarkB
Gastrointestinal

Indigestion

Digestive

Prepare infusion of flowers & drink x1 cup daily until well.

FlowerB
Gastrointestinal

Stomach ulcer

Anti-ulcer

Decoct root & bark & drink x1 cup mornings for 2 mth.

Bark, RootsB
Haematology

Spleen diseases

Non-specific

Decoct leaves & stems & drink x1cup till well

Leaf, StemB
Musculoskeletal / joints

Rheumatism

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Soak bark in hot water, grind & apply paste to affected area.

BarkB
Oral health

Bleeding gums & teeth whitening

Anti-gum disease, Dentifrice

1. Bleeding gums: Prepare infusion of 1 teaspoon flowers to 1 cup boiling water. (Admin. not specified.)
2.Teeth Whitening: Prepare infusion of aerial parts & rub teeth with it.

Aerial parts, FlowerB
Oral health

Toothache

Analgesic

Decoct fruit & seeds in water & gargle decoction x2/day.

Fruit, SeedZ
Wound Healing

Wounds

Vulnerary

Soak bark in hot water, grind & apply paste to affected area.

BarkB

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Gum exudate from leaves & branches of Acacia farnesiana can be irritating to eyes, skin & respiratory system in sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions include hives, eczema, asthma, angioedema & severe eye irritation.