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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterculia gum, karaya gumnoun

    exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics

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  1. karaya gumnoun

    a gum extracted from the trees of the Sterculia genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive

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  1. karaya gum

    Gum karaya or gum sterculia, also known as Indian gum tragacanth, is a vegetable gum produced as an exudate by trees of the genus Sterculia. Chemically, gum karaya is an acid polysaccharide composed of the sugars galactose, rhamnose and galacturonic acid. It is used as a thickener and emulsifier in foods, as a laxative, and as a denture adhesive. It is also used to adulterate Gum tragacanth due to their similar physical characteristics. As a food additive it has E number E416. Gum karaya can be obtained from the tree Sterculia urens. It is a valuable substance and is traditionally tapped by cutting or peeling back the bark, or by making deep gashes at the base of the trunk with an axe. These crude methods of extraction often resulted in the death of the tree, but it has been found that application of the plant growth regulator ethephon stimulates the production of gum, and when used in carefully controlled amounts, increases gum yield and enhances healing of the wounds and survival of the tree.

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  1. karaya gum

    Karaya gum, also known as Sterculia gum, is a vegetable gum produced as an exudate by trees of the genus Sterculia. It is a complex mixture of polysaccharides and is used in various applications including as a thickener and emulsifier in various food and pharmaceutical products, as a laxative, and in cosmetics. It is also sometimes used in the production of adhesives. Karaya gum is known for its high viscosity and adhesive properties.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Karaya Gum

    Polysaccharide gum from Sterculia urens (STERCULIA). It is used as a suspending or stabilizing agent in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; a bulk-forming laxative; a surgical lubricant and adhesive; and in the treatment of skin ulcers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of karaya gum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of karaya gum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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