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Garcinia Fruit

  • Garcinia cambogia
  • Origin: India
Garcinia Fruit


Common Name

Standardized: garcinia
Other: brindall berry, Malabar tamarind

Botanical Name

Garcinia cambogia (Gaertn.) Desr.
Plant Family: Clusiaceae



Garcinia fruit is indigenous to India and parts of Asia, where it is primarily used as a condiment and ingredient in various recipes.


Very small amounts of essential oil containing about 50% carvone.

Parts Used

The dried fruit, whole or cut.

Typical Preparations

May be infused in tea although quite distasteful and may be taken as a capsule or extract.


Garcinia has been used for thousands of years for the distinct sour taste that it lends to foods, and is considered to make the foods it is added to more filling and satisfying.


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.