Acacia Visco

Acacia visco is a perennial tree native to South America. It has also been introduced to Africa.

Common names for it include Arca, Visco, Viscote, Viscote Blanco and Viscote Negro. It grows 6-12m tall and it has fragrant yellow flowers in the Spring. In Bolivia is found at an altitude of 1500-3000m.

Methanol extract of Acacia visco has been shown to have short-term and long-term anti-inflammatory effects in lab rats. Among the class of compounds characterized from A. visco leaves, the triterpenoid lupeol, α-amyrin and β-amyrin may be mainly responsible for the pharmacological activities.