Acacia modesta Wall

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Family Name: Mimosaceae

Local Name/English Name: Phulahi, Palausa, Phulau/Amritsar gum

Flowering Period: April-May

Status: Common

Acacia Modesta
Fig. 3.20 Acacia modesta Wall

Family Name: Mimosaceae

Part Used: Whole plant

Habit/Habitat: A medium-sized deciduous tree, it is found in waste places in dry soil.

Distribution: Pakistan: Western Himalayas, Hazara, Peshawar,

Rawalpindi, Margalla Hills, Swat, Dir, Salt Range, Kashmir, and Attock. World: Tropical and foothill Himalayas, India, Nepal, Afghanistan and Burma.

Description: A medium-sized tree up to 10 m tall. Stem erect, branched, woody with brownish-green bark. Leaves compound, leaflet 3-5 pairs, petiolate, entire, small, rounded, dark brown prickles below the leaf petiole. Flowers in spikes creamish, fragrant. Fruit are flat brown pods (Fig. 3.20).

Medicinal Uses:

Collection: xh kg of fresh bark and 250 g of gum are collected by men 25-40 years old, in winter (August-February). An ax is used to carve wounds in the stem in late summer (August-October); gum is collected in winter (December-February), then dried in sunlight for 2-3 days, and stored in a

_glass or plastic bottle for further use._

Family Name: Mimosaceae

Recipes: (a) 20 g of dried gum is roasted daily in 2-3 tsp

(15-20 g) of desighee, for 4-5 min; 2-3 tsp (12-15 g) of sugar is also added. This roasted gum (chir) is given to patients, especially women after childbirth, suffering from back pain. For children, not used. For adults, one plate (20 g) of fried gum (at one time) is given three times per day for 8-10 days. (b) / kg of fresh bark of Acacia arabica and 0.5 kg of fresh bark of Acacia modesta are boiled in 2 L (2 jugs) of water for 1/ h. When 4 cups (1000 mL) of water is left, it is strained by a cloth, and 250 g of dried grains of wheat Triticum vulgare are added in this filtrate, which is boiled again for 10-15 min. These grains are then dried in sunlight for 5-6 h and ground for 10-15 min. This powder is stored in a glass or plastic bottle and given to patients suffering from leucorrhoea, uterovesical disorder (gleets), and sexual debility. For children, not used. For adults, 1 tsp (8-10 g) of powdered drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of milk twice daily for 10-15 days.

Diseases Cured: Leucorrhoea (female disease), sexual debility, gleets, and back pain.

Ethnobotanical Uses: Leaves are used as fodder by goats and sheep.

Wood is used for making agricultural implements and tool handles. Young twigs are used as a miswak (toothbrush). Branches are used for thatching and as firewood and hedges.

Phytochemicals: a-Amyrin, betulin, octacosanal, e-sitosterol,

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  • semhar
    What r the uses nd effevts of senegalia modesta tree?
    2 years ago

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