Medicinal properties and benefits of acacia gum or arabic gum Hachab

Posted on06/25/2018 by 131112

The gum arabic is an edible vegetable exudate, coming from the acacia trees. It can flow naturally or as a result of an incision made in the branches of the tree. Not only the product itself is 100% natural and vegetable, but also the harvest methods are 100% natural. Contrary to what happens with most products used in the food industry, gum arabic is harvested only in wild trees that grow without pesticides, most of which are located south of the Sahel in Africa.

Three thousand years ago, the Egyptians already ate gum arabic and also used it to ensure that the bandages of the mummies adhered quickly. At present, it has a wide variety of applications: the ingredient is used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, as well as in technical applications.

What is acacia gum or arabic gum?

Arabic gum grows in arid and tropical areas of Africa, especially in desert and sandy areas. The exudation of the branches that occurs in the inner part of the bark is used.

Uses of gum arabic

Use of gum arabic

Wines, chewing gums, yogurts, soft drinks and mascara What do these products of daily use or consumption have in common? They contain gum arabic, which is the only one that combines many functional properties (and without requiring any chemical modification): emulsifier, texturizing agent and film generator, dietary fiber, stabilizer and transporter, these natural qualities and their consistency have made gum arabic becomes very popular in the food industry and among the leading food groups worldwide. In all areas, the versatility of gum arabic is appreciated, as it is a natural and reliable ingredient. Alland & Robert is the supplier of the main food companies around the world.

The gum arabic is 100% natural and vegetable, does not contain pesticides or transgenic. It has few calories and is odorless, colorless and rich in fiber. It is a safe ingredient, recognized for not having negative effects on health. Neither the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the JEFCA (Joint FAO / WHO Expert Committee on Food Assets) have established a maximum Admissible Daily Intake (ADI) for gum arabic, which is recognized as a multifunctional food additive (E414). Alland & Robert also complies with the European regulations on food additives and the pharmacopoeia standards of Europe, the United States and Japan) to guarantee the quality of gum arabic.

Benefits and medicinal properties of the Acacia tree

The Acacia also known as "Gum Arabic Tree" was sacred to the ancient Hebrews and it was Moses who used acacia wood for the construction of the "Ark of the Covenant" and the sacred tabernacle as recorded in the Bible (Exodus, 25 -40), but also according to a Christian legend of the Near East, a species of thorny acacia was used for the crown of thorns of Christ.

The medicinal properties of acacia are:

  • Helps to lower high blood cholesterol.
  • Helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
  • Helps to treat high blood pressure.
  • Helps to fight free radicals.
  • Helps to treat diabetes.
  • Improves the health of the liver because it favors the elimination of toxins.
  • Collaborates in the treatment of digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Helps to diminish the appetite what helps in weight reduction.
  • Helps to treat constipation.
  • Helps to treat cough, cold and sore throat.
  • Helps to treat diarrheas.
  • Collaborates in the treatment of infections and inflammations in the eyes.
  • -helps to fight bacteria, parasites and viruses that make people sick.
  • Nutritional supplement in the treatment of diabetes, due to its low starch content.

Utilization of Acacia gum

150 grams of gum arabic are mixed with the same amount of lime water. Add a sufficient amount of water to get a pint of the preparation and then add 15 grams of glycerin. Drink half a cup three times a day.

The best way to take the benefits of acacia is to make a tea from this plant with the leaves. You should drink 3 cups a day to be able to improve your health. It can also be consumed in powder or as a dietary supplement this plant uses for medicinal purposes.

Recommended use of gum arabic

Certain people may be allergic to acacia so you should consult the doctor before starting to use it for medicinal purposes.

It is also not recommended that pregnant women and breastfeeding women use it to avoid any negative effect.


[1] : Effect of gum arabic on oxidative stress and inflammation in adenine-induced chronic renal failure in rats.
[2] : 18 Health Benefits of Acacia Gum (Amazing)

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  • Ya*******

    Ya******* 01/31/2019 Reply

    Où trouver la gomme arabique d’acacia?
    Et, comment reconnaître la vraie de la faunée?
  • Ve****** ***** ****le

    Ve****** ***** ****le 09/19/2018 Reply

    Actuellement sujet à des brûleurs d'estomac et d'intestins, suite à un traitement anti-angiogénique, j'aimerai savoir où peut-on se procurer de la gomme Arabique ou d'Acacia.
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