Acacia confusa Root Bark | ACRB | Rainbow Root Bark | Wild from Taiwan
- Wild collected after rainy season
- Origin: Taiwan
Common names: Hsiang-si-siū or ‘the-thinking-of-each-other tree’, Sióng sí su, Siòng s’ shu2 (Hakkanese), Formosa acacia, Formosan koa, Acacia petit feuille, Taiwan Acacia, Kainauna (Bunun), Tyokoru, Tyokozi (Paiwan), and small Philippine Acacia, Rainbow Tree etc.
$15.00 – $815.00
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Acacia confusa | ACRB
Our Acacia confusa root bark comes from Taiwan. Farmers collect it from trees which fall down in the rainy season.
The original peoples of Taiwan may have traditionally used ACRB as an entheogen. Chinese medicine practitioners use it today. They say that the old herbalists believed that ACRB can take you to another world.
It seems to be suitable for ayahuasca analogues but so far there is limited experience with these preparations. Some research reports successful ayahuasca preparations and direct oral activity using the root bark and trunk bark.
We call ayahuasca analogues made with Acacia confusa bark Formosahuasca. This word comes from formosa acacia which means beautiful acacia. This may refer to Ilha Formosa, the beautiful island, the original Portuguese name for Taiwan. Another name is Chinahuasca or Asian Ayahuasca.
Most people prefer to work with MHRB Mimosa hostilis root bark.
Acacia confusa belongs to the Leguminosae (Pea family). 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. Acacia confusa grows to a height of 15 meters. The tree is now very common in many tropical Pacific areas, including Hawaii, where the species is invasive. Acacia confusa wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm³. In Taiwan, they use this wood to make support beams for mines. They also convert it to charcoal for family use. In Taiwan, people use acacia confusa in traditional medicine. You can buy it in herbal medicine shops (草藥店).
ACRB contains high concentrations of noteworthy alkaloids in its root and trunk bark.
The wood and bark are very rich in tannins. People use these tannins to dye and stain things, for example animal hides (leather). The stem bark of Acacia confusa contains between 23-35% tannins. A tree of about 30cm diameter at chest height gives approximately 10-20kg of raw dried bark that you can use for tannin extraction.
Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. New Herbals, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.
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