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Substance Name: Tragacanth [NF]
RN: 9000-65-1

Note

  • Powdered exudate from Astragalus gummifer and related plants. It forms gelatinous mass in water. Tragacanth is used as suspending agent, excipient or emulsifier in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It has also been used as a bulk-forming laxative.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Excipients
  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutic aid [suspending agent]
  • Pharmaceutic Aids
  • Pharmaceutical Vehicles
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • TSCA Flag XU [Exempt from reporting under the Inventory Update Rule]

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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Gum tragacanth
  • Tragacanth
  • Tragacanth gum
  • Tragacanth [NF]

MeSH Heading

  • Tragacanth

Synonyms

  • Astragalus gum
  • Astragalus gummifer resin
  • CCRIS 6314
  • EINECS 232-552-5
  • FEMA No. 3079
  • Goat's thorn
  • Gum Shiraz
  • Gum tragacanth
  • Gum tragacanth milkvetch resin
  • HOG Gum
  • HSDB 1915
  • Shiraz gum
  • Tragacanth
  • Tragacanth gum
  • Tragant gum
  • Tragtex R
  • Trangacanth gum (Astragalus spp.)
  • UNII-2944357O2O

Systematic Names

  • Gum tragacanth
  • Tragacanth gum

Superlist Names

  • Gum tragacanth
  • Tragacanth

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-65-1

Other Registry Numbers

  • 37319-02-1
  • 88026-05-5

System Generated Number

  • 0009000651

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
hamster LD50 oral 8800mg/kg (8800mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
mouse LD50 oral 10gm/kg (10000mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
rabbit LD50 oral 7200mg/kg (7200mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
rat LD50 oral 10200mg/kg (10200mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: URINE VOLUME INCREASED

BEHAVIORAL: ATAXIA
Journal of the American College of Toxicology. Vol. 6(1), Pg. 1, 1987.