Gum acacia also known as Babul Gond is the gum that is exuded from the acacia tree. It's a dietary fiber that can dissolve in water. As a medicine, acacia is taken by mouth for high cholesterol, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and obesity. It is also used to remove toxins from the body and as a prebiotic to promote "good" bacteria in the intestine.
Acacia is applied to the skin inside the mouth for plaque and gum inflammation (gingivitis). It is also applied to the skin to decrease skin inflammation (redness).