пятница, 11 февраля 2011 г.

23. Garcinia promotes Weight Loss

Garcinia Cambogia/  Kokum <Garcinia indica> (in Marathi and Konkani cuisines)/ Kudampuli (Kuda-puli) / Goraka (Sri Lanka)/ Bala/ Chikana Red mango/ Brindall berry/ Gambooge/ Malabar Tamarind
 
    G. cambogia or G. quaesita is a subtropical species  of Garcinia native to Indonesia. Garcinia cambogia, an exotic fruit grown in South India, has been used to impart a distinctive sour flavour to Indian cooking. It is commonly found in the evergreen and shola forests of Western Ghats in India up to 6,000 ft. high.

Kudampuli is a small yellowish pumpkin-shaped sour fruit and is highly praised in Ayurveda and alternative medicine for its excellent anti-colic action. For any problems related to colon, the large intestine, this is a great medicine. It is also a powerful anti-spasmodic, preventing spasms in intestines. This is also good for inflammatory bowel  diseases.

The fruit of Garcinia cambogia has been traditionally used in food preparation and cooking. Garcinia is considered to make foods more filling and satisfying and has been used routinely for many centuries with no toxicity.

In Indian traditional medicine, various species of this plant were prescribed for edema, delayed menstruation, constipation  and intestinal parasites. In the form of precoction, it was also used for rheumatism and bowel complaints.

Garcinia and its active ingredient, HCA (hydroxycitric acid) have been extensively studied for over thirty years and found to be effective in inhibiting lipogenesis, suppressing appetite and encouraging weight-loss in ratory animals.
There are various products available for obesity and fat control they are generally stimulants which have side effect on central nervous system. HCA on the other hand, works via peripheral mechanism to promote weight loss and assist the body’s natural cycle in the liver and elsewhere, there by influencing the metabolism of calories.
So, Garcinia decreases the rate of dietary carbohydrate conversion to fat and cholesterol, while increasing glycogen production.

It suppresses appetite thus reducing food consumption. It also potentially increases caloric burning there by elevating the body’s production of heat. It is nature’s answer to weight loss. Some other herbs like St John wort, Chromiusm and 5 HTP are used with G. cambogia for helping the overweight persons. 





Various species of Garcinia

    Kudampuli is known for its medicinal values in Ayurveda. It helps to promote digestion, and a decoction (kashayam) made out of it is used against arthritis and some uterine deceases. In Ayurveda kudampuli is also used for treating stomach ulcers, as carminative and antiseptic. There are claims that kudampuli may reduce cholesterol levels. It is also widely accepted as a weight reducing agent; several anti-obesity formulations containing dried and ground kudampuli rind are available in the market. New research indicates that kudampuli may be useful in diabetes management as well.
More recently, it has been proved that Garcinia cambogia has a hepato protective ability agains texternal toxins, such as alcohol.
A recent study showed that Garcinia prevented liver cells from becoming fibrotic and stopped cell damage caused by high blood lipid levels.

     Preparations:
The green fruit will turn yellow when ripe. Once fully ripe, fruits are collected, cut in half, deseeded and are sun-dried for a day. The sun-dried fruit halves are smoked till black, and are rubbed with a mixture of salt and oil before transferring to earthenware pots and tightly sealed. These will stay fresh for years. Before use, wash the pieces under running water quickly to remove any dust accumulated from the drying and smoking process, then soak these for 10 minutes in water. Kudampuli pieces are added along with the water in which it was soaked in to curries and it gives a delicious sour taste that is so unique.

Other ailments treated with Garcinia Cambogia are: rheumatism, bowel complaints, piles, bilious affections; acts as antioxidant, anticatarrhal, demulcent, thermogenic, cardiotonic, anti-cancer, edema, intestinal parasites or antihelminthic

Ayurvedic Properties:
Guna – Ruksh (dry), laghu
Virya – Ushna (hot)
Rasa – Amal (sour)

In use: fruit and bark of roots; paste and oil. Oil is used in early healing of wounds and skin related disorders.

There is one more magic veggy  ~ Okra ~ which is known for being high in antioxidants and is also often eaten as part of a weight loss diet since it is both fat-free and cholesterol-free.

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