Cassia gum is used as a thickening agent in pet food, manufacturing air fresheners and gels and is also used as a food additive. Cassia gum is also used in many food products like cheese, desserts, meat products, poultry products etc., for emulsification, foam stabilization, moisture retention and texture improvement.
Cassia meal is used as a thickening agent in conjunction with xanthan gum in wet canned pet food. Guar meal contains 50% of protein and thus can improve the digestive system of the cows and buffaloes. The cattle starts giving extra fat in the milk and increases the quantity of the milk if taking guar meal. The guar meal contains 2 times more proteins than a guar seed and thus is very much used in the cattle feed.
The Cassia Tora Seed is recognized as ripe seed by sickle pod, is a highly treasured ancient Chinese herbs. As explained by Ayurveda Cassia Tora has great laxatives, ophthalmics, anthelmintics and expectorants. The main constituents include derivatives of rhein anthraquinone, emodin, chrysophanol,and fixed oil. Used as aperients & purgatives the seeds which helps to loosen bowels & relieve constipation.
Traditionally, leaves of Chakvad were very popular as potherb. Cassia tora has chrysophanic acid-9-anthrone. Nonetheless when Cassia Tora with self-heal Spica Prunellae & Cape jasmine fruit are used good remedies for conjunctivitis & inflammation are observed. The membrane in the inner area of eyelids & is continues to front part in eyeball. Many cures are experienced photophobia & intolerance to light.
Guar Gum has various food, cosmetics and various industrial applications. It works as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in food and cosmetics as it is one of the most popular thickening and binding agent. Guar gum is used to get a smooth and creamier texture in ice creams. It can avoid formation of ice crystals and quick melt down in dairy products. When used in beverages, guar gum controls viscosity and improves shelf life. Guar gum is used as a viscosifier in pet food products. It helps in improving flow properties in soups and dressings as it is a very good thickener and stabilizer. It can also be used as a binder in sausages which can prevent migration and separation. It can improve texture and flavour in noodles, pastry icings, processed cheese etc.
In construction industries, guar gum is used as a waterproofing agent. It is also used for sizing and finishing in textiles. Guar gum is highly used in paper industry to get better finish, for increased bursting strength, fold strength and to get denser surface for printing. In cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, guar gum is used for thickening and conditioning.Guar gum can increase the rate of oil production and is used as a surfactant, synthetic polymer, defoamer suiting to all rheological requirements of water-based and brine-based drilling fluids. Guar gum is also used in mining and explosives as a water binding agent and for better recovery.
Fast hydration guar gum powder is used in oil drilling and mining due to its multi-functional properties like fluid and water loss control, viscosity control, lubrication. It is also used where quick hydration and high viscosity is required like cooling of drill bits, mud drilling and cementing slurries. The use of fast hydration guar gum in oil drilling and mining can result to excellent pump ability, good thermal stability, excellent shelf life and good hydration. It provides best carrying capacity to support sand or other proppants to be placed in created fracture if cross linked with borates.