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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.

Common Uses:


(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