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Tragacanth powder is used as an emulsifier, thickener, stabilizer in food and pharmaceutical industry. It acts as a binder used in the preparation of artist's pastels. It is used as a natural hair shampoo. It plays an important role as freezing-embedding medium for tissue preservation. It is used as a demulcent in cough and cold preparations as well as to manage diarrhea.
Liu, T. T.; Wang, M. H.; Su, H.; Chen, X.; Chen, C.; Zhang, R. C. Gum Tragacanth-Mediated Synthesis of Nanocrystalline ZnO Powder for Use in Varistors. J. Electron. Mater. 2015, 44 (10), 3430-3435.
Tavakol, M.; Vasheghani-Farahani, E.; Soleimani, M.; Mohammadifar, M. A.; Hashemi-Najafabadi, S.; Hafii, M. Synthesis and characterization of an enzyme mediated in situ forming hydrogel based on gum tragacanth for biomedical applications. Iran. J. Biotechnol. 2015, 12 (1), 42-49.