Use of Acacia Gum in the Treatment of Skin Lesions


Acacia gum is edible, dried gummy exudates from the stems and branches of Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal that is rich in non viscous, soluble fiber. Acacia gum is a branched-chain, complex polysaccharide, either neutral or slightly acidic, found as mixed calcium, magnesium, and potassium salt of a polysaccharidic acid. In folk medicine, acacia gum has been reported to be used internally for the treatment of inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, and externally to cover inflamed surfaces. In this study, we reported the topical application of acacia gum powder for skin lesions of two cases of severe malnutrition (kwashiorkor), demonstrating a dramatic, rapid healing of these skin lesions, documented by taking photos before and after using gum Arabic powder.

แปลโดย / translator : Chalatip P.
เนื้อหาจาก / References: Gum Arabic: Structure, Properties, Application and Economics
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