What is Gum Karaya?
Gum karaya is a vegetable gum produced as an exudate by trees of the genus Sterculia. Chemically, gum karaya is an acid polysaccharide composed of the sugars galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid.
USES OF Cassia Tora
Karaya gum is used as a bulk-forming laxative to relieve constipation. Karaya gum swells in the intestine, which stimulates the digestive tract to push stool through. It is also used to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). Karaya gum is used as a thickener in various commercial foods. In the European Union it is labelled as E number E416.
INDUSTRIES WHERE CASSIA TORA IS
Karaya gum is used in cosmetics and food, and in pharmaceuticals as a laxative and adhesive. In manufacturing, karaya gum is used as a thickener in medications, cosmetics, and denture adhesives; and as a binder and stabilizer in foods and beverages.