Irimed is a spreading, much branched shrub or short tree with spines and alternate compound leaves. Its flowers, leaves appear similar to Babul tree but it is a shrub with may stems and has whitish bark. Babul is a tree with dark brown bark.
Habit- moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 10 feet in height. Leaves- compound, bipinnate with spines. Flowers- yellow, in heads, arranged in terminal panicles about 30 cm long. Fruits- Pods, black in colour , 10 to 20 cm long, narrow with 10 to 20 seeds
- Properties (Gunadharma)
- Rasa- Kasaya, Tikta, Madhura
- Vipak- Katu
- Virya- Ushna
- Guna-Laghu, Tikshna, Snigdha
- Specific Parts
The paste of Irimeda wood powder is applied to treat localized inflammation,pain due to insect bite.
The twing or bark of Irimeda is chewed to trengthening the teeth and gums.
It is used In aruchi, atisara and krimi as it has properties of ruchivardhak, stambhana and krimighna. In shotha, panduroga and raktapitta being raktastambhana .It is used in pleehavriddhi being pleehasankochaka. It is also indicated in prameh being mootrasangrahaneeya. In pradara being garbhashaya shaithilyahara and mainly in kushtha being kledanashana.
Danta vyadhi (Diseases of Teeth )
Kwatha (Decoction ) of irimeda ( Acacia lucophloea ) bark and ardraka (Zingiver officinale ) is very useful in Dantavyadhi (Diseases of Teeth ).
Dantamulagata Raktasrava ( Bleeding gums )
Irimeda Taila Gandusa (Keeping oil in mouth ) is very useful in Dantamula gata vyadhi like bleeding gums.
Bark decoction of Irimeda is used to treat the diarrhea.Dose-40-50ml
The Irimeda plant decoction is used to treat cough in a dose of 40-50ml
The leaves of Irimeda plant is used to treat syphilitic ulcers and is anti-bacterial in nature.
The seed paste of Irimeda is used to control bleeding from wounds
The extract of aerial parts of plant s of the plant Irimeda is hypotensive and central nervous system depressant in nature.
The Arishta prepared from the Irimeda is used to treat abdominal distension.Dose-90-100ml
Decoction prepared from Irimeda bark is used as blood purifier.
Tender leaves bruised in little water and swallowed in case of Gonorrhea.
Decoction made by using Irimeda leaves,flower and root is used in ring worm infestation.Dose-30ml twice a day
The root powder of Irimedaa in a dose of 1gm is taken with honey twice a day for month in case of Rickets.
- Formulation (Kalp)
Khadirasara 0.5 to 1 gm.
Kalpa – irimedadi taila.
Choorna – 1 to 2 gm.
Quatha – 30 to 60 ml.