The scientific name for gum arabic is Acacia senegal.
Gum arabic is a sticky substance that solidifies to form crystalline pellets. There are three types of gum arabic: Al-Hashab gum arabic, Talha gum arabic and Louban gum arabic.
Sudan is the first Arab country exporting gum arabic, with 80% of the world's total production.
Gum arabic contains a high percentage of fiber, carbohydrates, protein and calcium.
Gum arabic is characterized by many benefits: it reduces the absorption of sugar in the body, reduces convulsions and swelling, protects against colon cancer and is very useful for children because of its high calcium content. The benefits of gum arabic go beyond the body. It also has cosmetic benefits: it eliminates wrinkles, pimples and freckles and treats hair loss.
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, gum arabic plays an important role in weight loss:
Regulates the secretion of insulin in the body and therefore adjusts blood sugar.
Gum arabic is characterized by solubility in water. It can be crushed, then dissolve two tablespoons of gum in the water. Drink a cup before meals of about half an hour twice a day. It can also be ground and added to foods and salads. For the skin and hair, gum arabic is soaked in normal water or rose water and placed on the face or hair in the form of a mask.
Scientific studies have shown that the treatment of gum arabic is very safe and does not cause any damage.
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