Babul Scientific Name

Vachellia nilotica

Babul Other Names

English: Gum Arabic Tree, Egyptian Acacia
Hindi: Babool, Keekar

What is Babul?

Babul is a plant native to the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa. In Ayurveda, Babul is primarily used to treat diseases that affect oral health. It strengthens gums and teeth because of its astringent properties. Additionally, it is effective in treating intestinal fluctuation and diarrhea. It also works to treat joint pain, sore throat, colds, colds and many other diseases.

Common forms of Babul

Churna, Capsule, Gum

Babul is commonly used for:

  • Maintaining oral health
  • Treating diarrhea and loose stools
  • Treating leucorrhea
  • Treating cough and cold
  • Treating arthritis
  • Controlling bleeding from fresh wounds
  • Treating intestinal worms
  • Treating skin diseases

Babul Dosage

Churna: ¼ -½ teaspoon twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day.
Gum: ¼ – ½ teaspoon once a day.

Babul Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Stomach gas, bloating nausea, and loose stools.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid taking Babul during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.

Do not take Babul if you have constipation or suffer from any respiratory disorder.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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