What Are The Uses Of Karaya gum?
Karaya gum is a vegetable gum produced from exudates by trees. It is an acid polysaccharide and a soluble fibre. It is used as medicine, cosmetic and food industry as it:
- Relieves constipation
- Stimulates sexual desire
- Acts as a bulk-forming laxative, thickener, denture adhesive, binder and stabilizer.
- Reduces high blood glucose, cholesterol or triglyceride levels
What Are The Side Effects Of Karaya gum?
Karaya gum is usually safe, but in some cases like an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:
- Bowel obstruction if taken with the insufficient amount of water.
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Karaya gum?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards the drug karaya gum or any other allergies.
- Bowel obstruction