Enjoy the Anti Cancer porperties of Kokum
Garcinia Fruit (Kokum) - Garcinia Indica
Used part: Fruit Powder
Garcinia indica is one of those strange plants that are known by their scientific name just as readily as by their common one. You may know this flowering tree in the Mangosteen family by the name “kokum”, and millions of other people also know about this plant due to its significant medicinal, culinary, cultural, and industrial applications. The Garcinia genus is native to Asian and African tropics, but Garcinia indica, as the name implies, was first discovered in India. These are hardy, fast-growing plants whose fruits are small and red, in most cases, between the size of a cherry tomato and a small plum. The outer covering or rind of the fruit is typically dried in the sun and then removed. This can be ground into a sour, flavorful spice, while the fruit itself can be consumed directly for a wide range of health benefits.
The unique chemical composition of Garcinia indica, which includes garcinol, HCA, and various other antioxidant compounds and nutrients, is one reason why this fruit is so highly prized. It is useful in industrial and culinary uses, but when it comes to traditional Ayurvedic medicine, the extracts, poultices, decoctions, and salves made from the fruit of this beloved tree are of great importance. It is also valued in other cultures of Asia and Africa as a health-boosting fruit and remedy.
It is useful as an infusion, or by direct application, in skin ailments such as rashes caused by allergies. Kokum butter is an emollient helpful in the treatment of burns, scalds and chaffed skin. The fruits are steeped in sugar syrup to make amrutkokum which is drunk to relieve sunstroke.
Kokum is used in case of flatulence. The fruit is useful for treatment of piles, dysentery, tumors, pains and heart complaints. Its juice is effective against allergies due to insect bites, sun exposure related symptoms as well as acidity. It also has shown anti-carcinogenic properties.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Treats indigestion
- Good for heart health
- Beneficial for skin health
- Helps to lose weight
- Anti-cancer agent
- Boosts your brain activity
- Reduces body heat
- Excess flatulence
Put 1 teaspoon (Garcínia powder) in a glass of water and dissolve the product.
How to Drink:
3 times a day, before main meals.
There are no regularly reported side effects of risks of using Garcinia indica. It is even approved of for pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as children. While you should always pay attention to your body’s individual responses after introducing a new food or fruit, all signs point to Garcinia indica being a safe choice!