A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Acacia Leaves

Other names:  Acacia, Acacia Leaves, Babul, Wattle Bark, Indian Gum, Cape Gum, Gum Senegal, Acacia Senegal, Acacia Arabica
Traditonal Usages: Coughs, Digestion, Expel Intestinal Worms, Low Blood Pressures, Skin Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Bleeding Gums, Sore Throats, Douche for Excessive Vaginal Discharge, Eyewash for Conjunctivitis
Resources: Egypt, Ethiopia, Somilia, Sudan, East Africa, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Australia, US
Parts Used: Bark, Gum, Fruit

Health Warning: Do not take for more than 2 - 3 weeks without a break. Do not take if suffering from kidney inflammations.

Acacia Leaves herbal remedy for Styes:  Acacia leaves herbal remedy for styes. Boil a handful of acacia leaves in two cups of water to make an extract (decoction) and apply it as a compress on the eyelids.

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