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Karaya Gum

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What other names is Karaya Gum known by?

Bassora Tragacanth, Goma Karaya, Gomme Karaya, Gomme Kuteera, Gomme Sterculia, Gomme de Sterculia, Indian Tragacanth, Kadaya, Kadira, Katila, Kullo, Mucara, Sterculia, Sterculia Gum, Sterculia tragacantha, Sterculia urens, Sterculia villosa.

What is Karaya Gum?

Karaya gum is a sap-like material from a tree. People use it to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Use as a bulk-forming laxative to treat constipation.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stimulating sexual desire (aphrodisia).

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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