sterculia gum

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Noun1.sterculia gum - exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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(5,6) One study found that sterculia gum with an antispasmodic, a high roughage diet, and bran tablets all improved symptomatic diverticular disease, with bran tablets associated with the greatest improvement.
Case series (9) TRIAL DESCRIPTION RESULTS 20 adults with symptomatic 20% were symptom free with a HRD, diverticular disease 40% with sterculia gum and diagnosed by barium enema.
India or sterculia gum in the cosmetic and cigar industries