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Acacia ferruginea - Arimedah

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Acacia ferruginea

Acacia ferruginea is the botanical name of Arimedah. This tree played an important role in the time of Mahabharata. Pandavas hid their weapons on this tree while they left for Agnathavasa. Arimedah belongs to Khadira family.


Ulcers, Wounds, Bronchitis, Cough, Diarrhea, Skin diseases, Dysentery, Hemorrhages, Dental caries, Intermittent fevers.

Parts Used

Stem, Bark, Fruits

Chemical Composition

The major objective of the present study was to determine the gene expression of enzymatic antioxidants by acetone extract from the stem bark of three Acacia species in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced human hepatoma (HepG2) cells.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Banni, Banni mara
Hindi Kaigar, Kalgar, Kingore
Malayalam Vanni
Tamil Cimai-velvel, Chimaivelvel, Karambai
Telugu Anachandra, Anasandra, Inupa tumma
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Arimedah, Brahmashalya, Dvijapriya
English White Bark Acacia





Kind Shape Feature
Bipinnate Elliptic Leaf Apex is subacute, Leaf Base is Oblique and Leaf Margin is Ciliate



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Cream to yellow 10 Flowering from August-February, Two to three in clusters of terminal panicles


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A sessile Ovoid A sessile, flat, elongate pod, rusty tomentose, Fruiting from October-February Seeds 10 Fruiting from August-February

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

Seeds germinate freely without any pretreatment. A plant of drier areas in the tropics where it can be found at elevations from 150 - 1,500 metres.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area.

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