Black Locust. Health Benefits and Therapeutic Uses
Various parts of the black locust tree have different uses. They can be used to purify the body, alleviate spasms and encourage proper flow of bile. The blossoms of the black locust are known for their diuretic, emollient and anti-spasmodic properties, to relieve eye problems. The flowers contain a a lot of chemical which may help to combat many problems. The crushed flowers help in healing of the skin after burns. They may be applied to the affected area and left on for a couple of hours. Drinking this after meals helps to alleviate burning in the stomach and is helpful for people with gastritis. Hot black locust tea helps in treating cough, sore throat, bronchitis and asthma, with lime flowers prepare a relaxing remedy for mental fatigue and nervousness. The inner bark and root bark of the black locust helps to remove waste from the body. The juice obtained from the leaves may also help to fight against viruses. The folk medicine has used dried leaves to heal burns and wounds. The seeds are known to be rich in nutrients.