To use Acacia as a healer to close small wounds on the skin, it is advisable to apply a compress on the spot. In order to use Acacia to increase appetite or treat the flu or cold, it should be consumed in the form of tea.
- Acacia tea: Place 1 teaspoon of acacia bark in a cup of boiling water and let it sit for a few minutes. Strain and take 2 times a day.
- Acacia compress: Dilute 20 ml of acacia bark tincture in 500 ml of water and apply to the desired location for pain relief.
Acacia is a medicinal plant, popularly known as Angico, widely used for the treatment of skin wounds, respiratory and dermatological diseases. The used part of the acacia are its leaves, flowers and seeds, being used in the form of tea or compresses.
Its scientific name is Acacia horrida L . and it has small green leaves and yellow flowers. It can be easily purchased in health food stores and markets, in the form of plant and tea.
What is Acacia for?
Acacia serves to treat cases of weakness, lack of appetite, rickets, respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, pharyngitis and tuberculosis, in addition to being excellent in the treatment of wounds, ulcers, diarrhea and leukorrhea.
The main properties of acacia are related to its antibiotic, antimicrobial, stimulating and healing action.
Side Effects of Acacia
Acacia, when taken in excess, can have side effects such as hallucinations.
Against indications of Acacia
Acacia is contraindicated for children under 12 years of age, during pregnancy, lactation and in the elderly.