How do you distinguish acacia from tragacanth?

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   Respected madam,

        Acacia can be distinguished from tragacanth morphologically

   1. Acacia is with cream-brown to red colour, irregular bown tears of varying size.

     tears are glossy and marked with minute fissuress and are brittle in nature. 

  2.  The flakes of traganth are white or pale yellowish  white.occurs in the form of            thin flattened ribbon like flakes.


Yerni Kumar B

Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy


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Tragacanth mucilage is more viscous to acasia mucilage.

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