Benefits of Aroma

With its scientific name acacia farnesiana, this plant is also known as the cassia flower, mimosa bush, sweet wattle, sweet acacia, or prickly acacia in English. It is known to be native in the tropical America and was introduced from Mexico by the Spaniards. Now, it is grown in the open grasslands and thickets throughout the Philippines, at low and medium altitudes, commonly in regions with dry season.

It is known to have astringent and demulcent effects. In the Philippines, astringent is gathered from aroma bark and its decoction can be used to treat prolapse rectum and leucorrhea. Decoction of roots can also be used to treat tuberculosis, while lotion made from its leaves can cure sores and skin afflictions.

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