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  • Gum Tragacanth-Grade A+

    Gum Tragacanth is a natural gum obtained from the dried sap of plants from the Astragalus family. These pretty and unusually shaped ribbons will not lose their good looks or their practicality over the years and can be powdered and used anytime.

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    This grade is composed of beautiful specimens carefully collected and stored to preserve their form. They are a stunning addition to any artisan's exotic material collection. They are beautiful and extremely practical, dissolving readily in warm water.

    The name Tragacanth is rooted in its colloquial name "goat's thorn" and comes from the Greek words tragos ("goat") and akantha ("thorn").

    Gum Tragacanth is used as food, in traditional medicine, in art, craft and in various industrial applications.

    The gum seeps from the plant in twisted ribbons or flakes that can be powdered. It absorbs water to become a gel, which can be stirred into a viscous, odourless, tasteless, paste.

    Gum tragacanth is used in incense-making as a binder to hold all the powdered ingredients together.
    The ribbons can be easily ground in a mortar or coffee grinder and dissolved in warm water for binding purposes.

    It is used in vegetable-tanned leatherworking as an edge sealing and burnishing compound.

    It is considered a demulcent in traditional herbal medicine, and in some cultures, it is considered an aphrodisiac and used to increase libido in men

    A paste of Gum Tragacanth has been used as a poultice for burns. It is found in pharmaceuticals as an emulsifier, thickener and stabilizer and used as a binder for pills.

    It is used in the production of artists' pastels, in the paper marbling process, as a thickener and stabilizer in the food and beverage industry, (sauces, ice cream, mayonnaise, salad dressings etc.), and to harden fondants used in floral sugarcraft and cake decorations.

    Dan

    Materials: Gum Tragacanth, Gum Tragacanth Ribbons, Astragalus Gummifer.


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    Bryce (Ashburn, US)
    Wonderful product. No complaints at all.

    Wonderful product. No complaints at all.

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    Kaia (Ashburn, US)
    Excellent shipping, great products! Thanks...

    Excellent shipping, great products! Thanks!

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    Lawrence Spinka (Ashburn, US)
    This seller never disappoints and all who...

    This seller never disappoints and all who purchase through this shop will never regret it

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    Charlotte A (Ashburn, US)
    GUM TRAGACANTH RIBBONS NICE PURCHASED AG...

    GUM TRAGACANTH RIBBONS
    NICE PURCHASED AGAIN

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    Carrie Stark (Ashburn, US)
    This gum is absolutely exquisite! I got th...

    This gum is absolutely exquisite! I got this to use as a binder in some pastels and I can see I came to the right place. Thank you so much!