General Name: Garcinia cambogia
Category: Herbs & Supplements
Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia) is a small purple fruit native in order to India and Southeast Asian countries. It is used as a weight reduction aid, but the evidence is actually inconclusive. The particular rind is actually rich in hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and has been used for hundreds of years through Southeast Asia like a food preservative, flavoring real estate agent and carminative (induces exemption of gas from belly or intestines). According to Indian native folk tradition, Garcinia cambogia is used for rheumatism as well as bowel complaints.