Prepare Acacia as an Herbal Medicine
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Acacias as an herbal medicine is quite useful in treating ulcers or a part of the gastrointestinal tract and for excessive mucus, diarrhea, dysentery, gum infection and also hemorrhage. Though rarely used for parasitic infestation in the United States, they are commonly used in other cultures. The Acacia anthelmintica for one is specific for worms in Abyssinia; another, while Acacia nilotica is specific for malaria in Nigeria. In Tanzania Acacias polyacantha is use in another form of malaria. Acacias or mimosas as they are sometime called, grow throughout the temperate world. The United States have several species, e.g. angustissima (thorn less acacia) constricts and greggii which is the most common. Researchers have noted the consistent antibacterial activity of these plants; it was proven to be effective against venomous stings and bites and has been used by chewing the bark of the tree and place as a poultice on the bite area. There are several ways to use the Acacia as an herbal medicine , however on this article we will be preparing a tea with Acacia.
- 1-ounce of plant (you could use the stem, leaves and pods)
- 475 ml. – plain water (tap water)
- Mortar and pestle, food blender could also be used.
- Cheese cloth
- Pre-boiled glass container
Instructions to Prepare Acacia
- 1Wash thoroughly the tree material with running water.Advertisement
- 2Grind the tree material in a consistency of a pulp.Advertisement
- 3On a non-reacting pot ( ceramic pot are best use), boil 475 ml of water.
- 4When the water starts to boil drop the pulp into the water
- 5Boil the mixture for 15-30 minutes
- 6Let it stand overnight
- 7Strain the mixture with a cheese cloth leaving the solid pulp behind
- 8Put the strained decoction in a pre-boiled totally dry container (jar or bottle)Advertisement
Drink 3-12 cups a day for malaria, dysentery or diarrhea. The tea is both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial in nature. The tea could also be used as a wash for recent of infected wounds.
- The leaves, stems and bark could be grind and applied directly to wounds and fungal infection to stop the bleeding and prevent further infection.
- Acacia pods could be used in eyes as remedy for conjunctivitis by adding 5-6 slightly crushed pod on 1 pint of boiling water and cooled to be washed on the infected eyes.
Questions and Answers
Research papers that show antimicrobial activity of the acacia nilotica plant?
Below is a list of research papers that show the antimicrobial activity of the acacia nilotica plant:
- Department of Biological Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
- Department of Microbiology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
- Department of Studies in Microbiology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, India
Does the leaf of Acacia polyacantha has a medicinal value?
I want to extract the chemicals from the leaf of Acacia polyacantha because I am MSC student (Organic chemistry)
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