|Botanical Name||Acacia nilotica|
|Family||Leguminosae/ Fabaceae – Mimosoideae|
|Local Name in Urdu||کیکر،ببول|
|Common Name||acacia, Egyptian mimosa, Egyptian thorn, red thorn. Babool and keekar in Pakistan, babul (in India).|
|Fragrant or Not||Yes slightly fragrant|
|Flower Color||Bright Yellow|
|Growing Areas||all hot areas of Pakistan|
|Uses||medicinal tree,wood is used as furniture|
|Other Details||The Kikar or Babul tree is a member of the acacia family of trees, and the variety here in Pakistan is the Acacia nilotica. It can grow up to 12 meters tall and spreads its branches,Its flowers don’t have nectar, but bees love the pollen from its yellow flowers, which are used as decorations .It has a rough red-brown through to almost black bark, and large fern-like leaves, which are light green. In dry periods it loses its leaves and the seed pods become prominent.The bark and seeds of the tree contain tannin, and decoctions of these are used to stop diarrhea. The leaves and bark can also staunch bleeding. It is a tree used in medicine,and is supposed to be especially good for male problems.The gum from the kikar tree trunk and branches is used as a gargle to relieve sore throats and tonsillitis. It is also supposed to be a good aid to digestion.The bark and twigs of the Babul tree are used in Pakistan as toothbrushes as it whitens the teeth and strengthens the gums, and teeth. In this respect it is like the Neem tree.its wood is very hard and is used commonly in furniture and other accessories.|
Kikar | Acacia | Babool tree | کیکر،ببول
- Live plant along with Plastic pot.
- Plants height with pot is 1.5 feet and pot size is 6” diameter.
- Plants nature is outdoor and love direct sun light.
- Useful for avenue tree, medicinal plant, forestry Plant etc.