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Flowering occurs between March and May. Golden yellow berry, " in diameter with a yellow, juicy, and acidic pulp usually containing two seeds. Often used in making jams. Can be used as a substitute for tamarind in cooking. Fruit juice and bark extract are used as dyes. Contains a biologically active compound which is known to inhibit the synthesis of lipids and fatty acids and lower the formation of LDL and triglycerides.
Garcinia also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C and has been used as a heart tonic. Research suggests that this natural extract may also inhibit the conversion of excess calories to body fat. Additionally, appetite is also suppressed by promoting synthesis of glycogen.
This has made Garcinia a very effective herbal medicine for controlling obesity and cholesterol. It is a well established fat burning agent all over the world and is currently becoming a rage in America, Japan, Europe and many other western nations. It is recommended as a dieting aid supported by exercise and a balanced nutritional diet. Similar plants:.
Garcinia Xanthochymus Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients
Description[ edit ] Garcinia species are evergreen trees and shrubs , dioecious and in several cases apomictic. The fruit is a berry with fleshy endocarp ,  which in several species is delicious. The best-known species is Garcinia mangostana , which is now cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical countries, having become established in the late 20th century. Less well-known, but still of international importance, are kandis G. In addition, mangosteen rind exocarp extract is used as a spice.