Tragacanth is a natural gum obtained from the dried sap of several species of Middle Eastern legumes of the genus Astragalus, including A. adscendens, A. gummifer, A. brachycalyx, and A. tragacantha. Some of these species are known collectively under the common names “goat’s thorn” and “locoweed”.
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Tragacanth is a plant. The sap-like material (resin) of the plant is used to make medicine.
Tragacanth is used both for diarrrea and constipation.
It is also an ingredient in toothpastes, hand lotions, denture adhesives, and vaginal creams and jellies.
In foods, tragacanth is important for stabilizing and thickening ingredients in salad dressings, foods, and beverages.
In pharmaceutical products, tragacanth is used as a binding agent.