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Babool: Acacia arabica

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Babool Fruit Powder 2 oz 3.65US$

Babool Fruit Powder 4 oz 6.25US$

Babool Fruit Powder 1/2 Lb 10.55US$

Babool Fruit Powder 1 Lb 18.95US$

Babool Fruit Capsules 60capsules  9.55US$

Babool Leaves Powder 2 oz 3.15 US$


Babool Leaves Powder 4 oz 5.65 US$

Babool Leaves Powder 1/2 Lb 10.15 US$

Babool Leaves Powder 1 Lb 18.25US$

Babool Leaves Capsules 60 capsules  9.85US$

Recommended Ayurvedic herb for osteoporosis and weak bones
Corrects the working of digestive system
An anti microbial Ayurvedic herb; often recommended for dental health
Recommended natural supplement for Diabetes
Natural remedy for excessive bleeding during periods and bloody diarrhea

Common Name:
Babool (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Babool,
  • Kinkirat;
  • Yugamkantaka;
  • Drudharuha;
  • Sukshmapatra;
  • Malaphala;
  • Kikar

Lt. Name:
Acacia arabica - Leguminosae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa: Kashaya (Astringent)
  • Guna: Guru (Heavy); Ruksha (Non- unctuous)
  • Virya: Shita (Cold)
  • Vipaka: Katu (Pungent)

Effect of Babool Powder on Tridoshas:

Acacia arabica Powder Pacifies Pitta and Kapha Doshas so it can be used effectively in diseases of Pitta and Kapha origin.

Home Remedial Uses of Babool Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Grahi: As per Ayurveda; Acacia arabica Powder possesses astringent action and corrects the working of digestive system so it is a recommended herbal supplement for diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Kushtha jit: Ayurveda clearly tells that Acacia arabica Powder nourishes the skin and very useful in skin diseases.
  • Krimihara: Acacia arabica Powder is a very good anti infectious and anti microbial Ayurveda herb. It is specially recommended as tooth paste in all dental problems.
  • Vishapaha: Acacia arabica is a good anti oxidant Ayurveda herb; it is recommended as a dietary supplement for detoxification.
  • Rakta atisar hara: Because of the astringent action Acacia arabica possesses it is specially recommended in bloody diarrhea.
  • Pradarnashana: Acacia arabica Powder is a natural remedy for excessive bleeding during periods.
  • Bhagna sandhanak: According to Ayurveda Acacia arabica promotes proper union of fractured bones. It is a natural remedy for osteoporosis and weak bones.
  • Lekhana: Ayurveda tells that Acacia arabica Powder possesses scraping action which makes it useful as a fat burning Ayurvedic herb. .

Research done on Acacia arabica Powder:

  • Anti Diabetic: The powdered seeds of Acacia arabica and roots of Caralluma edulis were administered in doses of 2, 3 and 4 gm/kg body-weight to normal and alloxan- diabetic rabbits. The blood glucose levels were estimated before and 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours after the administration of plant suspension. The powdered seeds of Acacia arabica exerted a significant (P less than 0.05) hypoglycemic effect in normal rabbits. The hypoglycemic effect was not significant (P greater than 0.01) in alloxan diabetic rabbits. The powdered roots of Caralluma edulis did not produce any significant (P greater than 0.01) hypoglycaemic effect in normal as well as in alloxan diabetic rabbits. The doses used did not show any acute toxicity and behavioural changes. From this study it may be concluded that the powdered seeds of Acacia arabica act by initiating the release of insulin from pancreatic beta cells of normal rabbits. Moreover, Caralluma edulis did not show any hypoglycaemic effect in normal as well as in diabetic rabbits.
    • Effects of Acacia arabica and Caralluma edulis on blood glucose levels of normal and alloxan diabetic rabbits Wadood A, Wadood N, Shah SA.
  • Anti Microbial: There are various plants, which are used as chewing sticks in different parts of the world. The aim of this study was to compare the antimicrobial effect of aqueous extract of seven different types of chewing sticks found in other Asian countries. The ditch plate method was used to test the antimicrobial activity of seven Asian chewing sticks. It was found that at there was antimicrobial effect on Streptococcus fecalis at 50% concentration of Kikar (Acacia arabica) and Arak (Salvadora persica). The inhibition zones up to 2 mm were found in those two chewing stick extracts. It is recommended that the chewing sticks will be a great help in developing countries with financial constraints and limited oral health care facilities for their populations.
  • Anti Viral: An aqueous preparation from Acacia arabica(locally known as “babul”) leaves (BExt) was assessed for its in vitro antiviral activity using peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) as a test model in the Vero cell system. Cytopathic effect (CPE) inhibition, virus titration, cell ELISA, sandwich-ELISA (s-ELISA), and PCR assays were used to determine the antiviral effects (at maximum noncytotoxic concentrations 150 and 200 μg/mL) against PPRV, and in vitro cytotoxicity assays established the relative safety concentration of the BExt for the cells. BExt inhibited viral infectivity drastically in terms of decreased virus titer and antigen load in a dose-dependent. This indicates that active principle(s) of BExt either inactivated the virus or inhibited the viral release. Real-time PCR data based on nucleoprotein gene showed 196.7-and 770.6-fold reduction in the viral load in the presence of BExt concentrations of 150 and 200 μg/mL respectively, indicating the efficacy of BExt in inhibiting PPRV multiplication. These data suggest that extracts of A. arabica could be a potential natural antiviral agent for management of PPR disease and also a possible addition in the traditional phyto-antiviral repertoire for viral disease control.
    • Potential Effect of Acacia arabica on Peste des Petits Ruminants. Virus Replication V. Balamurugan, A. Sen, P. Saravanan, V. Bhanuprakash, R. C. Patra, D. Swamp, Mahesh Kumar, M. P. Yadav and R. K. Singh

Useful part of Babool:

Bark; Fruits; exudates


  • Acacia gum may interact with amoxicillin preventing body from absorbing this antibiotic. According to "Therapeutic Herb Manual," you should always wait at least four hours after taking amoxicillin to take acacia fiber supplements.
  • Further, you should not take acacia fiber with iron supplements.

Doses of Babool:

Decoction of bark: 50-100ml; Bark Powder: 3-6 gm; Fruit powder: 3-6 gm; Exudates: 3-6 gm

Some combinations of Babool Powder in Ayurveda:

Baboolarishta, Lavangadi Vati

Best Recommended Uses of Babool Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Ayurveda recommends decoction of Acacia arabica bark to be used in gargling to relieve mouth, teeth and throat problems.
  • Acacia arabica bark powder is very useful in excessive bleeding during menstruation and white discharge per vaginum

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