Very commercialised in Africa, Sterculia Setigera gum has calming and emollient properties.
Sterculia Setigera is a tree which can be found mainly from the Sahelo-Sudanese savannas to the Guinean savannas. It is present in the Great Green Wall of Africa.
The gum of this tree is heavily traded in Senegal and Mali, given its many pharmaceutical, food and industrial uses. Among other properties, this gum has calming and emollient properties.