Acacia flowers can treat the most serious ailments. They are useful for the treatment of venereal diseases, nausea, burns and wounds, stomach aches and diarrhea.
Acacia is a tree with fragrant flowers that possess healing properties. A deciduous tree native to the Americas, it grows up to 20 m tall. It has smooth bark, spiny branches and a rare crown. The flowers are clustered, white, and the fruit is a flattened, brown pod about 10 cm long. The acacia grows as a wild tree on the edges of forests.
The young leaves, the acacia flower and the fruit are used for medicinal purposes. The acacia flower is a source of vitamin C, and it also contains vitamins A, B 1, B 2, 8 6, as well as the minerals magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), potassium (K), sodium (Na), calcium.
The acacia flowers from April to May or June, depending on the temperature. The flowers are picked just before opening, and the leaves when they are quite young. The medicinal use of acacia is limited to the flowers and leaves because other parts, especially the bark, are considered poisonous.
Acacia flower is used:
- To treat colds and coughs
- To treat antiviral diseases, cramps, skin diseases, indigestion
- The seeds are a good source of protein, carbohydrates and fats
- The dried, canned pods are used the same way as green beans
- The cooked seeds can be eaten similar to dried beans
- The roasted seeds can be used as a coffee substitute
- Acacia tea suppresses rheumatic symptoms and toothache
- Acacia tea relieves migraines
- Acacia tea reduces increased gastric acid secretion
- Acacia flowers are used in homeopathy in the treatment of migraine and facial nerve neuralgia.
- Acacia tea is used to reduce high temperature
Acacia flowers have anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties and expectorant, antispasmodic, antihypertensive and laxative properties. Recipes based on acacia flowers are used for food allergies, inflammations, stomach and intestinal pain and even abdominal bleeding. Acacia has many medicinal properties, and therefore it is also used in the treatment of thrombophlebitis, radiculitis, rheumatism, gastritis, gastric ulcers and neuralgia.
Acacia flowers make a fragrant and delicious tea. Take 1 teaspoon of dried flowers, add to a cup of boiling water and cover the cup to steep. Strain and drink one cup before main meals. The maximum dose is 200 ml of tea three times a day.
Acacia is used not only in medicine but also in aromatherapy. The scent soothes the nervous system, aids relaxation and coordinates communication. Ask your doctor before consuming any form of acacia to make sure you won’t have an allergic reaction or drug interaction.