A Natural Anti-oxidant and an effective catalyst for weight loss
Kudampuli – Garcinia cambogia is commonly known as “Malabar Tamarind. Garcinia cambogia trees are found in tropical countries. They belong to the family Guttiferae. Malabar Tamarind is a fruit-bearing plant native to the southern portions of Asia and Asia Oceania.
kudampuli is a small or medium-sized tree with a rounded crown and horizontal or drooping branches. Leaves are dark green and shining, elliptic obovate, 2-7 cm long, and 2 – 4 cm broad. The fruit, which is 4 – 5cm in diameter is green in color changes to yellow or red when ripe, and resembles a small pumpkin. It has deep longitudinal grooves (6-8) and 6 to 8 seeds. Surrounded by a succulent aril.
In the Indian Ayurvedic system, these types of fruits having sour taste are said to promote digestion. Apart from these uses in food preparations and preservation, the fruit juice possesses anti-scorbutic, anthelmintic, and cardiotonic properties. Hence it finds application in the treatment of piles, dysentery, tumors, pains, and heart complaints.
Garcinia Cambogia for Weight Loss It is found that garcinia Cambogia plays a very important role in weight loss. It has been widely used as an anti-obesity or weight loss supplement for decades.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Very few studies have found an effective role of garcinia Cambogia on type 2 diabetes Mellitus study showed that garcinia Cambogia had an indirect effect on plasma glucose levels. Treatment with 3.3% of garcinia Cambogia extract improved glucose metabolism and increased the uptake of glucose by cells.
Many scientific studies have found that garcinia Cambogia works on reducing high cholesterol and triglyceride levels cholesterol is required for the synthesis of bile acid. Garcinia cambogia extract increases the excretion of bile acid. Thus, more cholesterol will be required for the formation of bile acid. Such a continuous cycle of bile acid excretion reduces the level of cholesterol in the body.
Seedlings start bearing generally at the age of 10-12 years. Grafts start bearing from the third year onwards and will attain full bearing at the age of 12 to 15 years. Flowering occurs in January-March and fruits mature in July. Mature fruits, which are orange-yellow in color, drop off from the tree. Harvest mature fruits manually before they fall. Immediately after harvest, wash the fruits in running water and separate the fruit rind for the process.
Apply 10 kg cattle manure or compost per seedling/graft during the first year. Gradually increase the quantity so that a well-grown tree of 15 years and above receives 50 kg of organic manure per year. Apply N:P2O5: K2O mixture at the rate of 20:18:50 g/plant during the first year. Double the dose in the second year and gradually increase it to 500:250:1000 g / plant/year in the 15th year.
PEST & DISEASE
Every fruit tree has the future potential for disease and insect damage. Factors such as location and weather will play a part in which issues your tree encounters. If available, disease-resistant trees are the best option for easy care; and for all trees, proper maintenance (such as watering, fertilizing, pruning, spraying, weeding, and fall cleanup) can help keep most insects and diseases at bay.
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