TYPES OF GUMS & RESINS
- Tragacanth (Different Flake )
- Almond gum
In a world full of synthetic products, natural products are wise choices. From the past to present gums and resins have been produced in Iran. Tragacanth is one of them. We produce it in different qualities and distribute the raw materials in 25-50 kg paper bags or drums. Of course, other packing sizes are available upon request.
Gum Tragacanth is a natural exudate from several species of shrubs of the genus Astragalus. It exudes after the bark has been punctured. It is mainly found in the dry regions of Western Asian high plains. It comes from Astrangalus gummifier and its compound is a complex mixture of acidic polysaccharides which consists of galacturonic acid, galactose, fucose, xylose, and arabinose. The gum is naturally dried on the bark and afterward, it is collected by hand. The gum is entered into the market in one of three forms: natural tears, vermiform gum, and flakes. Printing, pastel crayon production, textile sizing and leather curing, and furniture polishes are some of the uses of Gum Tragacanth. It is also one of the oldest known drugs and was usually served in medical practices since 300 B.C. In modern medicine, it is commonly used for the suspension of insoluble powders and as an adhesive agent for pills and troches.