Gum Arabic ( Acacia senegal) - Also called Acacia Gum- Somilia Africa
This is a very interesting Resin. It is a water-soluble gum derived from the hardened sap of the acacia tree species. It grows mostly in Sudan and throughout the Sahel, from Senegal to Somalia and Somaliland .
Gum Arabic is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides predominantly consisting of arabinose and galactose. It is soluble in water, edible, and used primarily in the food industry and soft-drink industry as a stabilizer. It is also used as a binder for paint production and cosmetics.
When I wanted to purchase this I wanted to find out traditionally what it’s used for in Somaliland. I spoke to some of the farmers that harvest it. They told me it is excellent for digestion and also lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels and that’s what they used it for.
Of course, I had to research this further and I found some interesting facts and I put some of the websites here that I researched it in.
There have been several studies it shows that it does lower blood sugar and can also lower cholesterol levels. I asked the farmers how do use it and they melt it in warm water and once it dissolves, put it in the refrigerator or a cool place and take a teaspoon of it in juice or milk daily. And they claim it really works.
It does work because I experimented with it and my AIC has gone down a lot. I am pre-diabetic and have been maintaining it with diet and exercise, but since I am getting older it is creeping up on me. So I decided to test it out. I am finding my AIC numbers are going down. They went from 6.9 to 6.6 in 3 months of using this resin. I just had blood tested on 1/12/2021 and it is now down to 5.9. This is the lowest it has ever been and I have been since I was diagnosed 20 years ago.
It has not lowered my cholesterol but my numbers have not gone up. I also have found I have less gas in my stomach because it is a binder.
I also sell it in powder form for those who do not want to grind it. You can get it here:
How does one use it? You can either use the whole resin I sell and put 1 ounce of the resin in 6 ounces of hot water in a Ball Jar. Mix it up and once it is almost completely melted put it into the refrigerator. It should last in there about 2 weeks. Every day put a teaspoon of the liquid into something hot. I put it into the coffee. Start once a day then once you find you can handle it you can do it 2x a day or do One tablespoon once a day.
The resin is absolutely beautiful I am totally amazed by these different colors and shapes.
Take a look at some of the links I put in here on some of the studies done.
My goal is to sell quality resins at an affordable price. Some of you know me as the Queen of Resins because of the knowledge I have from constantly studying these resins and the friendships I have created with those who sell and harvest these beautiful trees.
These resins are harvested by Fair Trade Standards only.
Disclaimer: All information is for educational purposes only. Resins are not a substitute for professional medical care and it is advised that you always consult your health practitioner.
Resins may irritate the skin so please handle with care.