Gum arabic, also known as gum sudani, acacia gum, Arabic gum, gum acacia, acacia, Senegal gum, Indian gum, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two species of the acacia tree, Acacia senegal and Vachellia seyal. The term “gum arabic” does not indicate a particular botanical source.
Arabic Gum (Kommi) is used in the food industry as a stabilizer, emulsifier, and thickening agent in icing, fillings, soft candy, chewing gum, and other confectionery, and to bind the sweeteners and flavorings in soft drinks.
Medicinally, it has been confirmed to have several therapeutic actions, such as being hypoglycemic, antidiabetic, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and antiulcer. It is used by local communities to protect against hepatic, renal, and cardiac complications in diabetic and chronic renal failure patients.
In its resin form, it can be sprinkled overtop a charcoal tab in a fire-safe burner. Burned on its own, Arabic Gum Resin can be used to rid a space of negativity, but it can also be used as a binding agent if you are creating your own incense sticks or cones.