Garcinia Cambogia is a plant with a plethora of medicinal and herbal properties. With as many as 300 different species within it, Garcinia Cambogia is the one that receives the most attention due to its healthy properties. Garcinia Cambogia was its former scientific name, but it has recently been changed to Garcinia Gummi-gutta. This is also known by other common names such as Malabar Tamarind and Brindleberry. The fruit of this tree takes the shape of a small pumpkin, and is usually light green or yellowish in color. Known for thriving in tropical settings, this tree is primarily grown in Southeast Asia, India and Central Africa.
This medicinal plant is widely used in traditional recipes, as well as curries in many Asian countries. Different parts of the fruit and its extracts can be used for different flavor profiles, and it is also renowned as a traditional remedy for many afflictions. Before its exposure to the western world, Garcinia Cambogia was known to only a few. But then it grew famous when the news of its miraculous effects on weight loss exploded onto the international market.
It has now become accessible to everyone across the world, and while its proposed effects on weight loss are yet the hot debates of many fitness and health fad circles, the extract of Garcinia Cambogia definitely appears to provide other health effects on the body that are beneficial in various ways. The active ingredients in this herbal extract, combined with the other nutrients and organic compounds in the extract, has the potential for powerful effects on the body. Nevertheless, excessive consumption of the extract has also been known to cause liver toxicity, so moderation is key for its consumption.