Garcinia (Garcinia Cambogia)
Garcinia cambogia is a small, sweet, exotic fruit native to South India and Southeast Asia. Garcinia cambogia is a moderate-sized, evergreen tree and the flowers are unisexual, sessile and axillaries. The leaves are dark green, shining, elliptic to obviate. It bears sweet-sour mixed fruits native to SE Asia and India. The fruit may resemble a small yellow or reddish pumpkin, or it may have a unique purple color.
Latin : Garcinia cambogia
Sinhalese : Goraka
The fruit of Garcinia cambogia has been traditionally used in food preparation and cooking, having a distinctive taste. Garcinia has garnered a lot of attention of late as a popular natural weight loss aid. The reason is that the rind of this pumpkin like fruit is rich in a substance called hydroxycitric acid / HCA. arcinia has garnered a lot of attention of late as a popular natural weight loss aid.
Benefits & Uses :
1. Garcinia has also been considered to make foods more filling and satisfying.
2. Garcinia was able to decrease the acidity and to increase the mucosal defence in the gastric areas.
3. Garcinia also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C
4. When taken over a period of time, has the ability to slow production of fat and help the body metabolize it more efficiently.