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Karaya gum

Scientific Name(s): Sterculia urens Roxb.
Common Name(s): Bassora tragacanth, Indian chestnut, Indian tragacanth, Kadaya, Kadira, Karaya, Katila, Kullo, Mucara, Sterculia
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Drug Information:
Karaya gum is used in cosmetics and food as well as in pharmaceuticals as a laxative and adhesive. Extracts of the seeds and bark of related Sterculia species have been investigated for hypoCholesterolemic and anti-inflammatory effects in animals. No specific dosage of karaya gum preparations has been determined by clinical studies. Studies conducted in the 1980s used doses of 10 g/day. Contraindications have not been identified. Information regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation is lacking. Learn more

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Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Karaya Gum (www.drugs.com/npp/karaya-gum.html).