1. Where does Cassia Gum powder come from and what are its uses? The Cassia Gum powder is derived out of the endosperm of the seed of the plant called Cassia Tora also known as the Cassia Obtusifolia which belongs to the Leguminosae family. It is commonly found as a wild plant growing in many parts of India. The Cassia gum powder is commonly used as an emulsifier, thickener, foam stabilizer, moisture retention agent, and texturizing agent.