Friday, November 2, 2012

In india babul is widely grown as as forest tree with big thorns its called as acacia arabica. Its leaves are used as fodder for grazing animals. Its a large tree which grows up to 14 meters long. It has dark grey bark and small green leaves with yellow flowers 'babul is indiginous in sind province and pakistan and south India. the tree yeald an light brown colored gum. the bark of babul contain gallic acid and tannins . the leaves and fruit also contains gallic acid and  tannins 
a few hundred years back poor people were eating this when food was not adequate to stop hunger 
the total plant is of medicinal value as per scriptures it is widely used by the local vaidyas for stopping bleedigng or arrest secretions in the body. the pods remove kapha from the body

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