Black locust is known for their diuretic, emollient and anti-spasmodic properties. Some also consume cooked flowers to relieve eye problems. The flowers are even known to contain a chemical which may help to combat tumors. 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. Taking black locust after meals helps to alleviate burning in the stomach and is helpful for people with gastritis. Hot black locust tea or herbal tincture helps in treating cough, sore throat, bronchitis and asthma.

Add lime flowers to an infusion of black locust flowers to prepare a relaxing remedy for mental fatigue and nervousness. This tree, which has often been given a bad name for its opportunistic rapid growth and robust thorns, is said to be native to the Appalachian Mountain range, though it has become naturalized throughout the United States, southern Canada, and even parts of Europe and Asia. The species is incredibly adaptive, growing in many elevations, microclimates, and soil types.

Various parts of the black locust tree have different uses. They can be used to purify the body, cure spasms and encourage proper flow of bile. Some of the well known health benefits and therapeutic uses of black locust are as follows:

  • The blossoms of the black locust are known for their diuretic, emollient and anti-spasmodic properties. Some also consume cooked flowers to relieve eye problems.

  • The flowers are even known to contain a chemical which may help to combat tumors. 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.

  • A beneficial infusion can be prepared with a teaspoonful of black locust flowers and a cup of water. 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.

  • Add lime flowers to an infusion of black locust flowers to 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 root bark is sometimes chewed to induce vomiting. It may also be placed in the mouth to cure a toothache.

  • The fruits, berries and seedpods are used as an analgesic due to their narcotic properties.

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