Caralluma Fimbriata, a plant of the family Apocynaceae, is an edible succulent plant found across Asia. It has been used in India for centuries as food, raw or cooked, and as medicine. Considered a good portable food source and thirst quencher, it is said to have been used by hunters on their days out, to reduce their appetite and enhance their stamina. In traditional medicine it is ranked among so-called cure-alls thought to counter a wide range of diseases and have antimalarial, anti-ulcer, antioxidant and other effects. Contemporary medical research and clinical trials have shown that Caralluma Fimbriata can induce weight loss and acts as an appetite suppressant, thus also preventing weight gain. It has also been demonstrated to lower cholesterol and to prevent Atherosclerosis.
- Acts as an appetite suppressant
- Increases natural energy levels
- Antioxidant benefits – increases overall health
- Anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic effects
- Has anti-obesogenic effects
- Acts as an anti-atherogenic (known to help prevent formation of fatty plaques in the arteries)