Acacia visco is a perennial tree native to South America. It has also been introduced to Africa.
Common names for it include Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco and Viscote Negro.
It grows 6-12m tall and it has fragrant yellow flowers in the Spring. In Bolivia is found at an altitude of 1500-3000m.
Methanol extract of Acacia visco has been shown to have short-term and long-term anti-inflammatory effects in lab rats.
^ ARGENTINE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY (Sociedad Argentina de Farmacología Experimental), Abstracts from the XXXVIII ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING November 1-3, 2006. BIOCELL 2007, 31(1): 75-112, ISSN 0327 - 9545