Because of its relative stability to heat, acidity and aging, gum tragacanth is used as a thickener and stabilizer in pourable salad dressings of the regular and low calorie types.
Used for stabilization and emulsification as well as acid resistance and long shelf life.
Used as an emulsifier and thickening agent. In fruit fillings it serves as a thickener or suspending agent and forms a creamy filling with good shine, transparency and long shelf life.
Used to increase viscosity and provide a mixture, which is stable and is applied in most preparations of flavor oil with water.
Used as a binder in the manufacturing of candy cigarettes and lozenges.
Gum tragacanth is used in a variety of medicinal emulsion mixtures, jellies and creams as an excellent suspending and emulsifying agent.
Used as a suspending agent in various toothpaste to form a creamy and brilliant product. Its long shelf life and film forming properties make it useful in hair lotions hand lotions and creams.
Gum tragacanth, like other plant hydrocolloids, is subject to bacterial attack. Glycerol or propylene glycol, at 94 ml/liter serve as excellent preservatives in many emulsions. Gum tragacanth jellies are preserved with benzoic acid as well as sodium benzoate at less than 0.1% concentration when used below pH 6. A combination of 0.17% methyl and 0.03% propyl para-hydroxybenzoates is also effective.
Used as a binder and acts as a suspending agent prior to the firing of the ceramic in the furnace.
Used in the manufacturing of certain types of emulsion polishes for furniture, floor and automobiles.CIGARS used as an adhesives for reconstituted cigar wrapper leaves.