Guar gum powder is extracted from the guar bean (cyamopsis tetragonolobus), which grows in India and Pakistan. The power derived from this naturally occurring gum and is mainly carbohydrate in nature. It has been used from time memorial as food, as a gelling, thickening and binding agent as well as a medicinal plant. Guar powder is carefully extracted from the leguminosae seeds through multistage industrial processing techniques which depend on the powder quality. The useful properties of this powder stems from its constituent chemicals and the gummy substance referred to as galactomannan. In the large intestines, the materials are mixed, dehydrated, stored, transported and excreted. Obstructed movement of the gastrointestinal materials results to constipation and other intestinal problems. Laxatives such as guar gum powder are normally preferred as suitable natural solutions to constipation and other gastrointestinal illnesses.