“One of the best natural coolant for the body”
Garcinia indica, commonly known as kokam, is a fruit-bearing tree that has culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in treatment of skin diseases, infections, gas, heat stroke, diarrhoea and dysentery and considered to increase and prolong human life.
Around the world, kokam is quickly gaining a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding natural fruit that can help everything from appetite to indigestion. It is a classic fruit with health benefits for modern lifestyles.
Kokam has an astringent quality and used to treat dysentery and gastro-intestinal disorders. Kokam also used in the treatment of irregular menstruation, inflammatory conditions, dermatitis, rheumatic pain, and sores.
Kokam’s ingredient, has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has been found to be useful in acne and pimple. It is said to kill the Helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause ulcers, promote brain health by aiding the growth of neurons while stopping damage from substances that can oxidize them, and suppress production of reactive oxygen species, which play a role in cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The active ingredient found in the miraculous Garcinia indica fruit rind extract is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been linked with appetite suppression, supposedly from increased release or availability of serotonin in the brain.
Besides this effect, it helps to enhance fat oxidation, reduces the tendency to store fat and leptin resistance. In other words, it suppresses fatty acid synthesis, formation of fat cells, food intake and induces weight loss. Apart from weight loss, it is also found to be useful in treating obesity-related complications such as inflammation, oxidative stress and insulin resistance. Apart from HCA it contains B complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamin and folic acid plus high levels of Vitamin C; and also a good source of magnesium, potassium and manganese.
In Ayurveda kokam is also used for the treatment of ear infections. Being anti-fungal, it is used to treat intestinal parasites.
The Fruit rind is also rich in the life-enhancing antioxidant Xanthone, and Anthocyanins that have been shown to possess strong antioxidant activity which is proven to battle kill bacteria, and fight free radicals.
Anthocyanins prevent ascorbic acid oxidation, scavenge free radicals, and show inhibitory effects against oxidative enzymes.
Recently, Garcinol demonstrated to have a strong antitumor activity. With its rich antioxidant and antibacterial properties, Kokam is as an excellent cardiac tonic and is trusted to enhance the kidney functions and support metabolism. Since Garcinol also inhibits the formation of histamine, it is beneficial against allergies.