karaya tree

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karaya tree

Herbal medicine
A tree of subtropical India that produces a polysaccharide-rich sap known variously as mucara, kadaya, sterculi or karaya gum, which is used as a bulk laxative and in dentistry as an adhesive.
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Rajulu, "Characterization of natural fabric sterculia urens," International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, vol.
These results resemble those observed for Melissa officinalis (TAVARES; PIMENTA; GONCALVEZ, 1996), Sterculia urens (PUROHIT; DAVE, 1996) and Castanea sativa (SANCHEZ et al., 1997) cultured on media supplemented with 8.8-22.12 [micro]M BA.
Micropropagation of Sterculia urens Roxb.--an endangered tree species.
Dubasi, "Chemical and functional characterization of Gum karaya (Sterculia urens L.) seed meal," Food Hydrocolloids, vol.
However, for treatment of acidity or hepatic disorders, Asteracantha longifolia was used in combination with plant parts from Aloe vera, Plantago ovata, and Sterculia urens.
Scrophulariaceae 36 Solanum torvum Swartz Solanaceae 37 Sterculia urens Roxb.
BAP is reported to have favored axillary shoot proliferation from cotyledonary nodes of several other tree species including Sterculia urens [8], Dalbergia sissoo [9], Achras sapota [10], and Punica granatu [11].
Gum karaya is the dried exudation of the Sterculia urens tree and is native to India.
chilensis, Pterocarpus marsupium, Sesbania grandiflora, Sterculia urens,