Black Locust

Botanical Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Botanical Name:
Robinia pseudoacacia


Botanical name:

Robinia pseudoacacia




Common tree with spiny lizards, tall up to 30 m, with large, glossy, rare crown. Leaves are composed impartially. Flowers are placed in the form of clusters hanging down, 10-20 cm long, with 20-40 white flowers. It grows and grows especially in the plain area.


Southeastern United States

Active constituents:

  • Robinina, acacia, essential oil
  • Toxalbumine, silgland gligozide and pyrocatechinic tannins

Healing properties:

The aqueous extracts from the flowers, having a weak alkaline reaction, tampon excess stomach acidity. The use of bark, empirically used in gastric hyperacidity, in gastric and duodenal ulcers and as a purgative, does not yet have sufficient scientific substantiation.

Flowers are recommended as a neutralizer of gastric acid indicated in some teas for calming the cough.


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