Ever heard of Bagaruwa seeds? It is also called Acacia which might sound familiar to you. Acacia trees are mostly found in Asia and the Pacific Islands and Northern part of Nigeria.
Acacia contains several chemical properties that can cure several diseases which makes it one of the most sought-after herbs.
Studies have concluded that some people benefit from adding acacia to their diets because it makes all their meals more nutritious.
Here are some proven health benefits of bagaruwa or acacia.
1. Improves Weight Loss
Acacia/Bagaruwa is also known to reduce weight as it contains rich fibre which fills the stomach. It is obvious that when you feel satisfied and full with stomach, you are less likely to snack and this, in turn, help you in reducing your weight or treating obesity.
2. Treats Diabetes
It is however known that foods rich in dietary fibre help in regulating blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Thus by taking foods with added bagaruwa or Acacia may boost their daily fibre and in turn aid in regulating blood sugar level.
3. Enhances The Immune System
Body’s immune system is also improved by taking Acacia extract. It is also known that Acacia extract reduces the side effects of chemotherapy. This, in turn, may help the cancer patients stay healthier and stronger throughout their treatment.
4. Treats A Sore Throat
Bagaruwa/ Acacia is also known to be beneficial in relieving the symptoms of a sore throat. It is a demulcent or a substance that reduces irritation in the mucus membranes of the mouth by creating a protective film.
5. Improves Digestive System
Foods that contain fibre alleviates constipation and stomach disorder/ discomforts. Bagaruwa/ Acacia contains a high amount of fibre which helps you improve your digestive system. Studies reflect that yoghurt with added Acacia fibre is more effective in lowering the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
6. Detoxify The Body System
It is also known that Bagaruwa/Acacia is used as an ingredient in total body detox or cleansing procedures. Acacia is important in cleansing the body because of the fibre contents present in it.
7. Treats Tooth Plaque
Chewing acacia gum for days reduces dental plaque more than chewing sugar-free gum. Also applying a gel containing acacia and other ingredients after brushing for 6 weeks can decrease plaque.