A Review of Pharmacological Activities of Acacia nilotica (Linn) willd W.S.R to Osteoporosis

Kamini Kaushal


Medicinal plants have been utilized for the treatment of diseases since creation of earth or before it; in traditional medicine, they still play an important role as effective and have natural origin. Acacia nilotica commonly known as babul belongs to the family Fabaceae and is widely distributed all over India, SriLanka, and Sudan; Egypt is the native country of this plant. Useful parts such as root, bark, leaves, flower, gum, pods, etc., are used in medicines. Different parts of the plant like leaves and fruit contain tannin; flower contains stearic acid, kaempferol-3-glucoside, isoquercetin, leucocyanidin; pod contains tannin, polyphenolic compounds, gum Contains arabic acid combined with calcium, magnesium and potassium.

In traditional medicine, it is used for bleeding diseases, prolapsed, leucorrhoea, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activity, etc. The present review is an attempt to explore and comprehensively highlight use for osteoporosis, phytochemical properties and pharmacological uses of A. nilotica reported till date.


Acacia arabica; Acacia nilotica, Pharmacological study, Tannin, Arabic acid, Uses

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