Latin Name Garcinia indica
English Names Kokam Butter Tree, Mangosteen Oil Tree
Sanskrit / Indian Name Vrikshamla
Garcinia indica is a slender evergreen tree with drooping branches and five to eight large seeds. The fruit has an agreeable flavor and a sweetish sour taste. Kokam contains 10% malic acid and a little tartaric or citric acid. It is used as a garnish to give a sour taste to curries and also for preparing cooling syrups during the summer months. Cambojin, garcinol, isogarcinol, Hydroxy Citric Acid, and Cambogia were identified from the fruit.
Benefits of the Herb:
Facts derived from Ayurveda texts and modern research:
Vrikshamla helps increase the availability of serotonin, an important chemical that reduces overeating by inducing a feeling of satiety. Hydroxycitric, a compound in Vrikshamla, helps control cholesterol and triglycerides by blocking the key enzyme ATP-citrate lyase which converts carbohydrates into fatty acids. Vrikshamla helps prevent an unhealthy accumulation of fat in the body by helping maintain a healthy weight.
Serotonin is an important chemical in weight control as it gives a feeling of satiety and fullness, thus reducing overeating. Vrikshamla is an herb that helps increase the availability of serotonin in the brain.
The fruit is anthelmintic, cardiotonic, and useful in piles, dysentery, tumors, pains, and heart complaints. Syrup made from the fruit juice is given in bilious affections. It is also known to reduce weight. The root is astringent.
1-2 tablets twice daily or as directed by the physician.
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Each tablet contains: Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia) fruit rind extract – 350 mg
Good to Know:
Free from sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives.
It is advisable to consult your physician before you start using the product in these situations:
Conditions which require special medical care
Specific contraindications that have not been identified
Please consult your physician if symptoms persist.