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a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs of the Guttiferae family, previously attributed to the family Hypericaceae.

The leaves of Garcinia are large, oblong or oval, and coriaceous. The flowers are small and either solitary or gathered into small inflorescences. The fruits are globose, the size of an apple or cherry, with a thick rind outside and juicy septate flesh within. There are about 220 species, primarily in tropical Asia and Africa. The fruits of several species of Garcinia, such as the mangosteen, are edible. A number of Asiatic species yield gamboge, a gum resin. Kokum butter, used in food and in the preparation of colors, is obtained from the seeds of G. indica. Several species of Garcinia yield valuable wood.


Siniagin, I. I. Tropicheskoe zemledelie. Moscow, 1968.
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After eight weeks, the hydroxycitric acid group reduced their body weight by 5.
Derived from the fruit Garcinia cambogia, hydroxycitric acid is reported to reduce appetite, boost thermogenesis and fat oxidation, and inhibit the body from storing excess carbohydrates as fat.
Anurag Rande PhD, vice president of scientific affairs, explained," Our Garcinia cambogia extract, Citrin, was the first commercially produced ingredient to effectively provide the health benefits of hydroxycitric acid (HCA).
The chemical in Garcinia, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), has been tested time and time again.
The research indicates the active ingredient Hydroxycitric Acid reduces the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fats by inhibiting the enzyme that facilitates this conversion.
The paper reviews and analyzes the published safety documentation of Garcinia cambogia extract, its active component hydroxycitric acid and its salts.
The main ingredients of this product include hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural ingredient in tropical plants that is not known to cause unwanted side effects.
com also recently evaluated 11 Garcinia carnbogia extract supplements on the market and tested each for its amount of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a plant compound believed to be important to Garcinia's biological effects.
16-18) Hydroxycitric acid (Garcinia cambogia) may inhibit fat storage by promoting sugar storage as glycogen, and it may suppress appetite, thereby decreasing body weight.