Gum Arabic Powder (Gum acacia)


Arabic gum is a dried edible gummy exudates from which derived from the stems and branches of Acacia species plant such as Acacia senegal , Acacia laeta and Acacia seyal .

Acacia gum is used in numerous products, ranging from ink to ice cream and shoe polish. It is also used to produce a medium for applying balsams, essential oils, resins, camphor, and musk. Moreover, in herbal medicine, it is used to bind pills and lozenges and to stabilize emulsions.

Even in the ancient times, the Egyptians used it as a glue and as a pain-reliever base. Furthermore, among its many uses, this gum is used by the drug and food industries as an emulsifying agent due to the fact that it helps hold mixtures together when they commonly wouldn’t blend well.

More importantly, the gum is used as a pharmaceutical ingredient in medications for stomach or throat inflammation and as a film-forming agent in peel-off skin masks.