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The Garcinia Gummi-Gutta is a tropical species of Gardenias (the number of species is doubtful, with various sources recognizing between 50 and 300), native to Indonesia. Other relative names are: Garcinia Cambogia, as well as Brindleberry, Goraka, Kattcha Pulli and Malabar Tamarind. With thin peel and deep vertical lobes, the fruit of G. Gummi-gutta and related species, ranges approximately from the size of an orange to the size of a grapefruit. G. Gummi-Gutta looks more like a little yellowish, greenish or sometimes reddish pumpkin. Although a few high-quality researches have been carried out to determine the composition of this fruit, it’s phytochemical content includes hydroxycitric acid, which can be extracted and composed as a dietary supplement.
• weight loss
• fat mass loss
• has also been historically used to treat gastric ulcers
• lower acidity in the stomach
• naturally lower blood cholesterol
• has a protective ability against external toxins (such as alcohol).
The inner part of the fruit is quite fleshy and the external, is advisable to be used as a spice in cooking, for the preparation of curry dishes.
Attention must be given in dosages, while there might be a possibility Garcinia G.G. to interfere with prescription drugs, especially those which are used to diabetics, asthma and blood clotting disorders treatment. Moreover, 500 mg of hydroxycitric acid four times a day orally, may cause nausea, gastrointestinal distress, dry mouth and headaches.