Also Known As: Arabic, Cape Gum, Christ’s Crown, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree, Thorny Acacia
Indigenous To: Northern Africa
Sacred To: Diana, Ishtar, Osiris, Ra.
History & Legend
(Apparently) – Burned on Hindu and Buddhist “sacred” fires.
(Supposedly) – In Judeo-Christian mythology, Acacia was the wood of “The Ark of The Covenant” and “The Sacred Tabernacle” – while the “Thorny Acacia” was the plant from which “Christ’s Crown of Thorns” was made.
(Powdered & Dried) – Acacia gum can be added to hot water to form a throat coating mucilage, and also (supposedly) prevents diarrhea.
Zodiacal Correspondences: Mars, Scorpio