The Acacia Cyanophylla flower is commonly named Golden wreath wrattle or the orange wattle.
Antioxidant - In the DPPH test, the EtOAc extract of flowers exhibited the highest antioxidant effect (67.26 μg/mL).
The results demonstrated the important antioxidant and anti-acetylcholinesterase activity of pure compounds and extracts from A. cyanophylla.
The significant correlations exist between extract concentrations and percentage scavenging activity of radicals in all models. Results clearly indicate that Acacia Pod is effective free radical scavenger and chain breaking antioxidant.
Present study showed that hydro alcoholic pod extract of AS is most effective antioxidant in various in vitro assay systems. AS has been reported to contain flavone, polyphenols, tannins, alkaloids and flavonoids, of these compounds, polyphenols, alkaloids and flavonoids are probably responsible for its free radical and reducing property observed in this study. As compared to previous reports, our study showed that Acacia pod HA exerted a potent effect when compared to pod-W.
Wound Healing – The Acaia has significant prohealing activity. The higher levels of alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides and saponins noted in the bark extractscould be responsible for the medicinal properties of this plant. Secondary metabolites that serve as the defensive agents are produced under stressed condition by the plants. Wound healing activity of bark ethanolic extract were investigated by excision and incision wound healing models in Wistar male rats in comparison with reference standard Betadine.
Obesity - Gum Arabic (acacia) is a complex polysaccharide indigestible to both humans and animals. It has been considered as a safe dietary fiber by the United States, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since the 1970s. Although its effects were extensively studied in animals, there is paucity of data regarding its quantified use in humans. This study was conducted to determine effects of regular Gum Arabic (GA) ingestion on body mass index and body fat percentage among healthy adult females.
Pre and post analysis among the study group showed significant reduction in BMI by 0.32 (95% CI: 0.17 to 0.47; P<0.0001) and body fat percentage by 2.18% (95% CI