Acacia Senegal Gum

Acacia Senegal

Egyptians have used Acacia Senegal gum as a glue and as a pain-reliever base throughout the ages. It has also been used to stabilize emulsions. In Africa, it was chewed like gum and is considered highly nutritious. Acacia Senegal Gum has been proven that 6 ounces are sufficient to support an adult for 24 hours.

Acacia has also been used to form protective, soothing coatings over inflamed areas of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. Topically, it has been used in lotions as a soothing agent, oil-in-water emulsifier, and as astringent. Acacia Senegal gum is used externally to cover inflamed surfaces like bums or nodular leprosy. Whole gum mixtures of acacia have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria.

Acacia Senegal Gum is useful in skincare lotions, creams, astringents, anti-microbial deodorants, and products for the bath.