Acacia Gum Resin - 4 oz
Botanical name: (Acacia senega or Acacia seyal )
Also Known As: Acacia gum, chaar gund, char goond, or meska
The Acacia tree grows in a region that stretches from Senegal to Sudan in Africa, although it has been historically cultivated in Arabia and West Asia. Gum arabic, a complex mixture of polysaccharides and glycoproteins, is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer.
The Senegal gum acacia is an average sized tree with thorns that grows on the African savanna grassland. Gum arabic fiber is widely used in both the pharmaceutical and food industries as an emulsifier and stabilizer. Gum arabic is made of saccharides and glycoproteins and is fit to be consumed by humans.
Gum arabic may be useful in those with kidney disease.Some recent researches have shown that gum Arabic has antioxidant properties, and can reduce the adverse effects in chronic renal disease. Gum Arabic is soluble dietary fiber and reduces the total cholesterol and LDL—cholesterol level in the blood which has negative impact on coronary heart disease.
Gum Arabic prevents the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestine, because gum Arabic is digested in the intestine and thereby it decreases the pH in the intestine.
Gum Arabic is used as a carbon source for bacteria in caecum, thereby it increase the number of bacteria cells. These bacteria are used as probiotics. These bacteria increase the fecal volume which leads to better digestion. These are bacteria are increases at the expenses of other pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, so reduces the pathogens in the gut.
Gum Arabic increases the absorption of sodium and potassium from the diet which is beneficiary to health.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We do not recommend internal use of supplements or herbs without prior consultation with your doctor.