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The uses of Gum Acacia date back about 5000 years to the time of the ancient Egyptians, and it is the oldest and finest known of all the natural gums. Among its many ancient applications, Gum Acacia was used as a binder in cosmetics and inks, and as an agent in the mummification process. Egyptian fleets shipped Gum Acacia as an article of commerce. Ancient inscriptions frequently refer to KAMI, a form of Gum Acacia used as a pigment binder and adhesive in painting. It was eventually introduced to Europe through various Arabian ports acquiring the name Gum Arabic after its place of origin.