Acacia holosericea Medicinal Uses

Acacia holosericea G.Don

In this article we will discuss about the Acacia holosericea :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Soapbush Wattle
  • Tamil: Mankathu

Scientific name

  • Name: Acacia holosericea G.Don
  • Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
  • Synonyms: Racosperma holosericeum, Acacia mangium var. holosericea

Acacia holosericea Medicinal Uses

  • The mashed root infusion taken for laryngitis.
  • Infusion of bark or roots taken for coughs and colds
  • Crushed ripe pods lathered in water and rubbed on itching skin.
  • Pliable bark tied around head to treat headache.
  • The phyllodes, bark and pods are used traditionally for the treatment of pruritic skin conditions, headache and tropical infection

Other Uses

  • The wood is an excellent fuel that can readily be converted to charcoal.
  • Traditionally, it heartwood used to make spear shafts.

Soapbush Wattle Photos

Acacia holosericea

Acacia holosericea

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  2. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. 2022-05-17. <>

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