Acacia raddiana Savi

Zohary is convinced that the “common acacia” is the most correct identification of the shittah whose wood was used in constructing the Tabernacle. He argues that the other native species — A. albida, A. laeta, A. negevensis, and A. tortilis — neither conform as well to the scriptural text, nor are they so suitable for construction. According to Zohary, A. albida and A. laeta are absent in the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered. A. negevensis and A. tortilis are either unsuitable for construction or are rare in the Sinai. Of 24 biblical references to shittim, 19 are to the acacia tree and 5 to places associated with the tree. The Arabic word sunt designates acacia in Arabia, Egypt, and southern Israel. Zohary argues that sunt is the linguistic equivalent of the Hebrew shittah (ZOH).

Common names (Biblical Acacia):
Abser (Ber.; BOU); Abzac kamagra (Ber.; BOU); Aluki (Mali; UPW); Cilluki (Upper Volta; UPW); Faux Gommier (Fr.; UPW); Gommier de Tunisie (Fr.; BOU); Hares (Arab.; BOU); Samr (Nig.; UPW); Sayal (Arab.; BOU); Seyal (Niger; UPW); Shittah (Heb.; ZOH); Somer (Arab.; Yemen; X15890471); Sunt (Arab.; Egypt; ZOH); Tadjdjart (Ber.; BOU); Tahi (Arab.; Sen.; UPW); Talh (Arab.; BOU); Talha (Arab.; Mauritania; UPW); Tamat (Ber.; BOU); Tihi (Ber.; BOU).

Activities (Biblical Acacia):
Antidote (f; UPW); Antiedemic (f; UPW); Antiseptic (f; BOU); Aphrodisiac (f; UPW); Astringent (f; BOU); Febrifuge (f; UPW); Vulnerary (f; BOU; UPW).

Indications (Biblical Acacia):
Allergy (f; UPW); Avitaminosis (f; UPW); Convulsion (f; UPW); Dermatosis (f; UPW); Diarrhea (f; BOU); Edema (f; UPW); Enterosis (f; X15890471); Fever (f; UPW); Gastrosis (f; X15890471); Hepatosis (f; BOU); Impotence (f; UPW); Infection (f; BOU); Jaundice (f; BOU); Ophthalmia (f; BOU); Pulmonosis (f; BOU); Wound (f; BOU).

Dosages (Biblical Acacia):
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In times of scarcity, pods and seeds may be eaten by humans (UPW). Bambara in Mali make a draught from young plants with Piliostigma for convulsions (UPW).
Guinea and Senegal natives use powdered bark to dust on dermatosis and as vermifuge kamagra 100 mg (UPW).
North Africans dissolve the gum in water for jaundice, ophthalmia, and pulmonosis (BOU).
Senegalese take bark infusion for fever (UPW).
Senegalese poultice the leaves with cowpea leaves onto allergic skin conditions and edema (UPW).

Natural History (Biblical Acacia):
All the PubMed abstracts relate not to medicine, but to the symbiotic rhizobial bacteria associated with the roots. In Israel, the tree is host to a bruchid beetle Caryodon gonagra, which is a pest of stored groundnuts in Africa (UPW).

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