Author: Jan Scholten
English: Babul tree; Indian Gum Arabic tree.
Sanskrit: Barbara, Vavari
Habitat: deciduous forest.
Use: medicinal use in Ayurveda of bark, gum, leaves, resin, root, seed pods.
Tree; 5 to 20 m high; dense spheric crown.
Stems: branches usually dark to black coloured; fissured bark; grey-pinkish slash; exuding a reddish low quality gum; with thin, straight, light, grey spines in axillary pairs, usually in 3 to 12 pairs, 5 to 8 cm long in young trees, mature trees commonly without thorns.
General: cancer, tumors.
Male: testicles cancer.
Abdomen: induration of liver and spleen, condylomas, and excess flesh.
Action: strongly astringent; antiscorbutic.
Ayruveda: pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta.
, pyorrhea, stomatitis, wounds, hemorrhage, ulcers, dysentery, diarrhea, skin diseases, burning sensation.
Mouth: dental caries.