Also known as
Acacia confusa, Formosan Koa, Rainbow tree
Acacia confusa is a perennial tree native to South-East Asia. It grows to a height of 15m. The tree has become very common in many tropical Pacific areas, including Hawaii, where the species is considered invasive
Phenolic compounds, especially flavonoids, flavonol glycoside and phenolic acid derivatives
Root bark slices or powder
Acacia confusa is used in Taiwanese traditional medicine and is abundant in tannins, making it useful for tanning leather and general skin health.
Acacia trees are considered sacred in many esoteric traditions, being found in imagery from as far back as Egypt to the more modern Masonic orders, the plant has almost always been held in high esteem. Aside from this, the trees are rich in tannins and phenolic compounds, finding themselves as excellent sources of antioxidants and other raw materials.
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