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WONDER GUM OF AFRICA, ACACIA GUM

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Gum is a party and parcel  of African societies Especially in northern Kenya.

Samburu and rendille have been using gum during ceremony and daily life occurrence as a blessing and also to keep away evil spirits

Acacia gum has a naturally sticky texture. Materials with this property are often used to reduce irritation and inflammation. The gum has been shown to be especially effective in easing stomach or throat discomfort.

 

The gum is used for quicker wound healing than the standard treatment.

The acacia exudate is used in adhesives, pharmaceuticals, inks, confections, and other products. The bark of most acacias is rich in tannin, which is used in tanning and in dyes, inks, pharmaceuticals, and other products.

 

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