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Garcinia cambogia  (Gaertn.) Desr


Botanical Name


Garcinia cambogia (Gaertn.) Desr

English Name





Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) ROBS., Mangostana cambogia Gaertn., Cambogea gummi-gutta, Garcinia papilla, Garcinia conicarpa, Stalagmitis gutta.





General Info


A medium-sized tree. Leaves dark green and shining, elliptic-obovate, 5 to 13 cm long and 2.5 to 7.5 cm wide. Male flowers fascicled; female flowers solitary. Fruit berry, ovoid, yellow or red when ripe, 6 to 8 grooves. Seeds 6 to 8 surrounded by succulent aril.

Herb Effects

Antiseptic and restricts the synthesis of fats in the liver and fatty acids in muscles (rind); laxative; antiseptic (fruit and leaves);


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet


Active Ingredients

Acidic compounds, such as tartaric and phosphoric (calcium triphosphate) acids (rind); (-)-hydroxy-citric acid (fruit); resin.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Tartaric acid 526-83-0 2,3-dihydroxybutaned
ioic acid
C4H6O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Phosphoric acid 7664-38-2 phosphoric acid H3O4P Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

Problems of the bowel and in rheumatism (fruit rind decoction); able to decrease the acidity and to increase the mucosal defence in the gastric areas, thereby justifying its use as an antiulcerogenic agent, as a heart tonic and lowers the production of triglycerides and cholesterol. It also has the ability to slow production of fat and help the body metabolize it more efficiently.


Individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus should use extreme caution in taking Garcinia cambogia/HCA due to its glycemic action. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia syndromes should avoid using HCA due to the possibility of forming acetylcholine in the brain. Pregnant and lactating women should also avoid using any supplements containing Garcinia cambogia/HCA.


The Himalaya Drug Company.

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