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Acacia Concinna Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Acacia Concinna
Glycemic Index / Load
Shikakai, Soap Pod, Soap pod Wattle,
Botanical Name
Acacia Concinna, Acacia Hooperiana, Acacia Sinuata, Mimosa Concinna
Hindi Name

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Acacia Concinna Cures

Most Effective


Action of Acacia Concinna

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Acacia Concinna

Acacia Concinna
Combines With

Taste of
Acacia Concinna

Nature of
Acacia Concinna


Parts Used

Bark, Leaves, Pods

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Acacia Concinna

It may cause Asthma, Gas, Bloating.
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Acacia Concinna is a climbing shrub.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 10 M.
Best used for Baldness.


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Materia Medica for Acacia Concinna

Acacia Concinna General

Acacia Concinna is a good herbal remedy for Hair. It is an advantageous herb for Baldness. Its usage helps in preserving the natural oil of our hair and nurtures the scalp. It encourages the growth of hair and strengthens them. It is an effective hair cleanser. It prevents Dandruff and Lice. It is used in the manufacture of Shampoos, Soaps and Hair Packs.
It is a good herbal treatment for curing Black Fever (Visceral Leishmaniasis) and fever due to Malaria.
Acacia Concinna is a beneficial herbal treatment for Skin ailments. It is advantageous in curing Psoriasis (genetic disease) and the spreadable diseases like Eczema. It provides a relief in Scabies, Rashes, Cuts, Bruises and cures them
It is effectual in curing Oral ailments. It helps in suppressing bad breath. It is helpful in treating Mouth Ulcers, Gumboils, and pain in the Throat.
It aids in the prevention of Tooth degradation and formation of Plaque.
It is also helpful in lowering the chances of encountering Diabetes.
Acacia Concinna is a good herbal treatment for lowering the body Cholesterol.
It is a fruitful remedy in curbing Digestive disorders and relieving Constipation. It facilitates proper Bowel movement and improves the flow of Urine.
It also possesses the attribute of being a Contraceptive which helps in birth control.
It is utilized in the preparation of Savoury Jams (Chutneys). It adds to the flavor.
Caution-: Consult a doctor before consumption.
Single Herb

Acacia Concinna for Pain

Apply some Castor oil on the affected area. Heat with a hot water bag. Now massage with powdered Acacia Concinna for 15 Minutes. Wash the area with hot water and wipe it.

Acacia Concinna for Constipation

Discard the Acacia Concinna seeds after crushing the fruit. Soak it in 1 glass of water for One hour. Take the infusion.

Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) for Jaundice

Take out the Acacia Concinna seeds after crushing the fruit. Soak it in a glass of water for an hour. Take 1/4 glass infusion.

Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) for Dandruff

Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) is a boon for getting rid of Dandruff. Boil a handful of coarsely crushed Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) in a liter of water for 10 Minutes. Cool it and use the filtered decoction to wash hair. Do it daily for a week and then twice a week.
OR : Make a paste of powdered Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) by adding water in it. Apply it over scalp and hair. Leave it for an hour. Wash hair with normal water. It also cleanse your hair from roots to tips.

Acacia Concinna for Age Spots

Make a fine paste of Acacia Concinna fruit. Apply every day for 15 Minutes. Wash off with water.

Acacia Concinna for Gum Diseases

Take 1/2 tsp Acacia Concinna and boil it in 2 cups of water. Gargle with this lukewarm water three times a day.

Acacia Concinna for Skin Diseases

Boil 1 tsp Acacia Concinna powder in 1 cup water. Cool it and apply on the skin.

Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) Pods for Leprosy

Squeeze the juice of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) Pods. Apply it on affected parts twice a day.

Acacia Concinna for Psoriasis

Take few pods of Acacia Concinna. Boil them. Apply them over affected areas.
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Herbal Treatment For Constipation 1

Grind 3 leaf buds of Acacia Concinna with 1/4 tsp Tamarind paste, 2 tsp Mint leaves and 2 tsp of Coriander leaves. Add Asafoetida, Black Pepper and Salt to taste. Mix it in cooked Rice and eat.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 2

Make a paste of 3 leaf buds of Acacia Concinna, 2 cloves of Garlic and some Salt. Take it with cooked Rice.

Herbal Treatment For Fever 1

Make a paste of 3 leaf buds of Acacia Concinna, 2 cloves of Garlic and some Salt. Take it with cooked Rice.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 1

Grind 3 to 4 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai in India ) without seeds. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) Seeds, 1 teaspoon of Wild Turmeric ( Aamhaldi in India ) root powder, 1 teaspoon of Indian Sarsaparilla ( Anantmool in India ) root powder and 1 teaspoon of Sandalwood powder. Mix well. Add water to form a thick paste. Massage the Scalp with Coconut oil first ( Naariyal Ka Tel in India ) then apply this paste. Leave it for half an hour. Wash off and Shampoo. Do this once a week.

Herbal Treatment For Head Lice 1

Grind 10 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna after discarding the seeds, 1/2 cup each of Fenugreek Seeds, Wild Turmeric roots, Roots of Indian Sarsaparilla and Sandalwood chips.Massage the head with Coconut oil and apply this powder. Rinse off after 30 Minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 1

Make a paste of 1 tsp tender Acacia Concinna leaves, 3 Peppercorns, 1 tsp Tamarind Pulp, 1/2 Red Chilli and some Salt to add taste. Eat it With cooked Rice.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 1

Boil 1 cup Acacia Tree bark in 1 litre water and sieve it. Add powdered Indian Pennywort in it. Also add the powder of 4 Black Peppercorns, 2 Cardamom, Cinnamon, 2 Cloves, 1/4 Nutmeg and 1/2 tablespoon Long Pepper. Mix it and leave it for a month before it is taken for medicinal use. Take One tablespoon twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 6

Soak Indian Gooseberry, Soapnut seeds ( Ritha ) and pods of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) in 3 cups of water for a night. Grind it. Use it as shampoo.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 18

Massage your scalp with lukewarm Sesame Oil ( Til ). Boil 4 to 5 dried Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai in India ) in 2 glass water. Strain well. Let it cool. Use its water to rinse your after an hour. It gives relief from dandruff and promotes hair growth.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 11

Take following herbs in mentioned quantity :
200 g Indian Gooseberry ( Amla )
200 g Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai )
20 g Bacopa Monnieri ( Brahmi )
1 g Asphaltum ( Shilajit )
40 g dried Pomegranate peel ( Anar ka chilka )
20 g Eclipta Alba ( Bhringraaj )

Soak them overnight in any Iron bowl. Grind to make paste. Apply it on your Hair and Scalp. Wash after 3 hours with lukewarm water. Do not use shampoo. You may use Shampoo next day.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 24

Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) and Lemon ( Nimbu ) both are beneficial herbs in treating Dandruff. The mixture made up of these two, works wonder to make your hair free of Dandruff.
Take 3 to 4 tablepsoons of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai ) powder. Make a paste by adding Lemon ( Nimbu ) juice. Apply it over scalp and leave it for an hour or two. Wash with water. Do it for a week every day and you may see half of your Dandruff has gone.
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