GARCINIA INDICA (KOKUM) BENEFITS
Garcinia Indica has a lot of health benefits. The most important include its ability to speed wound healing, prevent chronic disease, reduce allergic reactions, optimize digestion, protect the skin, boost the immune system, relieve pain, and eliminate inflammation.
We shall take a closer look at the benefits of Garcinia Indica:
Garcinia Indica possesses a unique chemical called HCA (Hydroxy citric acid), which functions as an appetite suppressant.
2. Improves Digestion
One of the most common uses of Garcinia Indica is in the treatment of indigestion and other gastrointestinal issues. The blend of unique chemicals and components in this fruit can help reduce inflammation in the gut and stimulate proper nutrient uptake and digestion of food. This can also help to reduce constipation and diarrhea, as well as IBS symptoms.
3. Relieves Excess Flatulence
One of the most embarrassing and uncomfortable conditions for many people is being bloated and gassy. Having excess flatulence is often a symptom of a poor diet or less than optimal functioning of your gut. Garcinia Indica can help to relieve that pressure and reduce flatulence, as well as gastric distention.
4. Anti-allergenic Property
When consumed, some of the organic compounds in Garcinia Indica help reduce the release of histamine, thereby lessening the severity of allergic reactions.
5. Boosts Immunity
Studies have revealed that certain compounds found in significant levels in Garcinia Indica have antibacterial and antiviral properties, meaning that this versatile fruit can also support our immune system by protecting our system against foreign agents and pathogens. This is applicable in both topical and oral applications; these qualities are also complementary to the antioxidant activities of this fruit.
6. Antioxidant Potential
Some of the most valuable aspects of any fruit or vegetable are the antioxidants contained within it. Antioxidants can seek out and neutralize free radicals, the dangerous byproducts of cellular respiration that can cause mutation and apoptosis on healthy cells, wreaking havoc on the system in the form of chronic disease. While research is ongoing in terms of cancer prevention and treatment pathways, the early results of Garcinia Indica show higher than average antioxidant activity, making this a potentially important element of any diet (Wang J et al., 2017).
7. Anti-inflammatory Property
For the millions of people who regularly suffer from inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and gout, Garcinia Indica may represent a solution to an age-old problem. The anti-inflammatory compounds of this beneficial fruit can help relieve the pressure, pain, and swelling in those affected areas
8. Improves Cognitive Health
One of the other main chemical components of Garcinia Indica is garcinol, which is a powerful active ingredient that can inhibit the oxidation of neurons in the brain, thereby retaining neural pathways and preventing the plaque build-up that can lead to cognitive disorders. As there is no “cure” for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, these types of herbal or natural remedies are often used as a preventive measure.
9. Heart Health
One of the other roles of garcinol occurs in the heart, where is similarly suppresses oxidizing agents that contribute to heart disease and the build-up of platelets in the arteries and blood vessels. By preventing or slowing down this process of break-down, Garcinia Indica can protect us from atherosclerosis and consequent heart attacks and strokes.