The plant is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and gum-resin, that has medicinal and various other uses. The tree is also cultivated outside its native. Synonym: Cambogia gummi-gutta L.; Garcinia cambogia(Gaertn.) Desr. Vernacular names: Tamil: Gorakkapuli, Heela, Kottukkappuli, Panampuli. Malayalam. Descriptions and articles about Garcinia gummi-gutta in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Description; Distribution; Physical Descri.

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Nutritional Values of Garcinia gummi-gutta Rasha et al.

Garcinia gummi-gutta

Encyclopedia of Life EOL. The edible butter from Garcinia seeds can serve as ghee for baking or for cooking any food of choice that requires butter. A comparative multi-species review”.

Remember to always consult your healthcare provider before making any health-related decisions or for counselling, guidance and treatment about a specific medical condition.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Using natural fungicides is essential for minimising the high dependency on synthetic fungicides, which could be harmful to the environment.

The slender sturdy Garcinia tree is distinguished by its greenish or yellowish juices. With the growing interest in an ethnomedicinal approach to health, diseases, and sicknesses, plants such as Garcinia gummi-gutta has attracted wide attention.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole Medicinal Uses of Garcinia gummi-gutta According to George et al.


It can also be used for treating constipation, oedemaulcers, haemorrhoidsdysentery, intestinal parasites, irregular menstruation, open sores, diarrhoea and fever. When the rinds are dried and cured in preparation for storage and extraction, they are dark brown or black in color.

Considering the safety of hydroxycitric acid HCA on human health, the authors attested that the HCA is safe under the experimental conditions implemented.

Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Robs. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

While it has received considerable media attention purporting impact on weight lossthe evidence for Garcinia cambogia supports no clear effect, [15] while gastrointestinal adverse events were two-fold more common over the placebo in a meta-analysisindicating the extract may be unsafe for human consumption.

The flower extract contains terpenoids, alkaloid, steroids, guta, phytosteroids, flavonoids, coumarins, phenol and proteins. Retrieved 6 October Oz ‘miracle’ weight loss claims”. The results of the study portrayed the efficacy of Garcinia gummi-gutta as a potent larvicidal agent thus can be suitable for tackling mosquito-borne diseases. Document specific search options Title.

Technology Biodiversity in India. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Beautiful photo-essay on this species page!! The experiment was done in other to determine the antifungal effects of this extract against three plant pathogenic fungi.

Furthermore, Garcinia gummi-gutta contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, anticatarrhal and anthelmintic properties. Malabar Tamarind Or Kerala Tamarind.


World Gutya of Gastroenterology. For for the dye made from various tree species of the family Clusiaceae, see Gamboge. Side-Effects of Garcinia gummi-gutta According to Rasha et al. The leaves of Garcinia gummi-gutta in methanol, ethanol and acetone extracts exhibited the presence of alkaloids, steroids, cardiac glycosides, hydroxycitric acid HCAphenolic flavonoid, phlobatannin, protein, tannins and terpenoid.

This post sheds light on the nutritional values, benefits and uses of Garcinia gummi-gutta that could be of interest to you. But before delving into the aforementioned, let’s have a little bit of introduction on what this amazing plant is all about. Goraka Sri Lanka. The dried fruit extract of G. It is also effective for inhibiting cell damage caused by high blood lipid levels as well as prevents liver cells from becoming fibrotic.

Remember me Forgot password? Habit Trees up to 12 m tall. Common names include Garcinia cambogia a former scientific nameas well as garfinia[3] Malabar tamarind[2] and kudam puli pot tamarind.

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