Gamboge is most often extracted by tapping resin or sap.
Gamboge is a gum-like substance resin from the trunk of the Garcinia hanburyi tree. Don't confuse gamboge with garcinia (Garcinia cambogia.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take gamboge for constipation, generally in combination with other laxatives. They also take it for expelling intestinal worms or dropsy.
Some gamboge products are stretched by adding rice and wheat starches, sand, and vegetable fragments.
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It is also used in color pigment for yellow.
||Well dried, orange to browinish color