Garcinia Cambogia



Garcinia Cambogia is a species of a plant family commonly known as Garcinia Gummi and usually found in Indonesia. It is a low spreading tree in Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin. It is also commonly named as Gambooge, Brindleberry, Vadakkan Puli, and monkey fruit. It belongs to the family Clusiaceae, which is native to Asia and Australia. This fruit is food for many animals such as Lexias. This is a type of butterfly mostly found in eastern Asia. The Garcinia Cambogia extract review is given below.




Garcinia Gummi is a small pumpkin shaped fruit and is green to pale yellow in color. It can vary to a yellowish or reddish one as well. It has deep vertical lobes with thin skin. The size is about the same as an orange. The fruit is a berry with a layer outside covered with a solid and a stony layer just like nuts. Inside, the fruit is further separated into two sections which are called segments. These are filled with a membranous content of the fruit, called juice of the fruit.


Species category:


Garcinia Gummi belongs to a tropical species. Tropics are geographical locations on earth surrounding the equator. These are commonly called “torrid zone” which is mostly warm and hot regions. The Tropics include all the areas on earth where the sun reaches a point directly overhead at least once in a solar year. The tree for the fruit of Garcinia Gummi is mostly evergreen shrubs. These are differentiated from the trees due to their large number of stems and short height. It is also categorized in Dioecy, which is a species having distinct male and female organism and each one, both male and female, have reproductive organ present.


Scientific classification:









The tree for the Garcinia Cambogia, which is Garcinia Gummi-gutta, is used for cooking purposes and in the making of curries. The fruit and the juice are also used in many traditional recipes in those areas. Garcinia is used in the preparation of food in some areas of south India. The taste of the extract is sour and used as a souring agent in different dishes. Besides India, it is also used in Sri Lanka in a special fish curry.




The reason of popularity of Garcinia Cambogia is due to its use in medicine. The fruit rind is used to make medicines and in the making of “magic pills” used to lose weight. Research shows that Garcinia might be helpful in reducing fats inside the body. Many companies use it as a medicinal ingredient due to its effectiveness.


Reasons of effectiveness:






The Garcinia Cambogia extract review shows that it mainly consists of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is a natural derivative responsible for weight loss and reducing fats. About 60% of it contains HCA and excessive use may be ineffective or harmful.