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Acacia polyacantha, also known as White Thorn is a perennial flowering tree which can grow up to 25m tall. Polyacantha has the meaning "many thorns" in Latin. The tree is native to Africa, India, the Indian Ocean and Asia, but it has also been introduced to the Caribbean.
The tree's gum is used in the manufacture of candy.
A. polycantha's roots and perhaps its bark have medicinal uses. The root extract is useful for snakebites and is applied to wash the skin of children who are agitated at night time.
The bark is useful for tanning.
The tree's primary use is for wood.
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