Garcinia indica,generally known as kokam is a fruit bearing evergreen tree. Benefits of kokam are as follows:

  • Kokum  is very popular in India especially during hot summer. It is delicious and has a cooling effect on the body. It is very refreshing drink. It not only quenches your thirst, but also helps to prevents dehydration and sunstroke due to heat.

  • Kokum  improves the digestion and appetite. It is also used to treat piles and dysentery.

  • It promotes cell regeneration and repair. It helps to reduce fever and allergic reactions.

  • It contains Hydroxy Acetic Acid (HCA) that helps to decrease the rate of conversion of excessive carbohydrate into fats.

  • It also helps in suppression of fatty acid synthesis and lypogenesis and thus, bringing about weight loss.

  • It is known to fight cholesterol strengthens the cardio-vascular system and stabilizes liver function.

  • Kokum aids to weight loss. The active ingredient Hydroxy Acetic Acid (HCA) has been found to be a good anti-obesity agent as it suppresses lipogenesis and converts excess calories into glycogen thus bringing about weight loss.

  • It can relieve you from gastric problems like acidity, flatulence, constipation and indigestion.

  • It is low in calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol and is rich in dietary fibre. It regenerates fat metabolism.

  • It is a very rich source of minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese. Potassium helps to control blood pressure & heart rate and thus, it gives protection against coronary heart diseases and stroke. It also contains carbohydrates in sufficient amounts.


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