Gum Arabic Powder Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree, Gum Acacia, Gum Arabic, India Gum Tree, Bablah Pods, Acacia Bambolah, Catclaw, Cat's Claw, Tear Blanket, Una de Gato (Spanish Name), Devils Claw, Paradise Flower, Long-Flowered Catclaw.
Scientific Name: Acacia Senegal L., Acacia Greggii, Mimosa Family, Fabaceae Family.
Common Uses: Demulcent, mucilaginous, Gum Arabic's main effect is to form a protective, soothing coating over inflammations in the respiratory, alimentary, and urinary tracts. It is helpful for coughs, sore throat, and catarrh, eyewash, diarrhea, and dysentery. Sweetened, it is sometimes used for typhoid fever.
*Warnings: Safe for internal use as a food and for external use without limitation, although allergies are possible for people exposed to windborne pollen (in Africa, India, or Saudi Arabia).
Origin: Acacia Senegal L.: Grows in sandy soil, mostly in tropical Africa.