Caralluma (Botanical name – Caralluma Fimbriata) is a succulent plant (cactus) from India. In India, Caralluma grows wild and is often used as a border in gardens and as a roadside shrub. Caralluma is also found in the wild in Africa, Saudi Arabia, Canary Islands, Afghanistan, and Southern Europe.
Traditionally, Indian tribes used to chew chunks of the Caralluma plant to keep from being hungry during a long hunt. Caralluma is also consumed in India as a vegetable with spices Or made into chutney or pickles.
Nowadays the extract derived from the plant is used to decrease appetite for weight loss. It is also used to quench thirst and increase endurance. Although not fully characterized, Caralluma Fimbriata is believed to work via active biomolecules called “pregnane glycosides” that may down-regulate both ghrelin synthesis in the stomach and neuropeptide-Y in the hypothalamus, thereby resulting in appetite suppression.
Caralluma is a (cactus) from India. People use Caralluma to decrease appetite or hunger, especially during times of food shortages, for obesity, and for a rare, inherited disorder that causes obesity, short stature, and learning disability.
Benefits of Caralluma Fimbriata
- Good Digestive System Functioning
- Weight Loss and Energy Boost
- Blood Sugar Lowering
- Antioxidant Activity
- Testicular, Kidney, and Liver Function Protection
- Artery Hardening Prevention
- Muscle Building
- Brain Function Support and Anxiety Reduction
- Antimicrobial and Antiparasitic Activity
- Colon Cancer Cells
- Limitations and Caveats
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