Acacia confusa is a perennial tree native to South-East Asia. Some common names for it are acacia petit feuille, small Philippine acacia, Formosa acacia (Taiwan acacia) and Formosan koa. 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.
The bark may be ground into a powder and saturated into water to create a tea, or may be spread onto various foods as a spice and taste enhancer. In Taiwan, the plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine for use in traumatic injuries, including ulcers, bleeding gums, canker sores, sore throats and skin diseases. The acacia plant has numerous phytochemicals which may have health benefits, including the inhibition of catabolic deamination.
Reported effects are stimulating, energizing, increased alertness, euphoria, and changing perception of colors and shapes.
Eucalyptus has substantial healing potential! Many people use this during a cold or flu can help reduce pain, mucus, and headaches. It has been known to help kill bacteria and viruses, to reduce airway inflammation and lessen coughing episodes. Vicks vapor rub also contains eucalyptus. The leaves of the tree have been widely used in history for a range of medical conditions in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.
Eucalyptus can be naturally sourced from eucalyptus plants, camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), bay leaf (Laurus nobilis), tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Eucalyptus is used commercially in flavoring. Medicinally Eucalyptus has been used to increase circulation.
Acacia Confusa plus Eucalyptus equals Alertness, Energizing, Relaxing. Cooling, Soothing, Euphoria. ZEN