Also known as
Gum Arabic Tree, Thorn Mimosa, Thorny Acacia, Egyptian Acacia, Scented thorn, Egyptian Thorn, Egyptian mimosa
Babool (Acacia nilotica) flowers at Hodal W IMG 1163 by J.M.Garg (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Vachellia nilotica was previously known as Acacia nilotica. It is a tree species from the Fabaceae family, commonly known by the names Gum Arabic Tree and Thorny Acacia, amongst others.
How to propagate Babul
By seed, suckers and cuttings.
Special features of Babul
Other uses of Babul
Grown as a medicinal plant for various ailments including scurvy, dysentery diarrhea, as an expectorant for coughs and as an antiseptic. Also grown for forage, fuel, as a windbreak and for woodwork.