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Monday 2 April 2018

Amazing Health And Weight Loss Benefits of "KOKUM"

Hi Friends
Are you looking for something to make your weight loss journey easier, tastier, and healthier?
If yes!

Then “KOKUM” is perfect, to help you lose body weight with tons of other health and beauty benefits.

What is “KOKUM”:

“KOKUM” also known as “GARCINIA INDICA” is a tropical plant of mangosteen family, whose fruits are small (between the size of a small plum and cherry tomato), purple-red in color and sour in taste.
What is KOKUM (Garcinia Indica)
KOKUM(Garcinia Indica)
This purple-red colored fruit has numerous health benefits and uses including medicinal, cooking and industrial. The outer covering or rind of the “KOKUM” fruit is typically dried and then removed. It is regarded as the cool king of Indian fruits by virtue of its cooling property.

In Ayurvedic medicine, the extracts, decoctions, salves and, poultices made from “KOKUM” fruit are of great importance.

The composition of KOKUM (GARCINIA INDICA)

“KOKUM” is an excellent source of Antioxidants such as citric acid, malic acid, acetic acid, hydro citric acid, ascorbic acid, vitamin B complexes (such as niacin, folates, and thiamine), manganese, potassium, magnesium, as well as dietary fiber.
Major active ingredients of “KOKUM” are as follows.
*Anthocyanin: An antioxidant and a natural pigment, which gives “KOKUM (GARCINIA INDICA)” to its red-purple color.
*HydroxyCitric Acid (HCA): Primary acid of “KOKUM”, which is found mainly in the fruit rinds.
*Garcinol: A potent antioxidant and a major active ingredient of “KOKUM (GARCINIA INDICA)” with an antibiotic, anti-ulcer, anti-carcinogenic and many more health-promoting properties.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of “KOKUM”. 
Top 5 Benefits of KOKUM(Garcinia Indica)
Benefits of "KOKUM"

Top "5" Health benefits of “KOKUM”

1.Promote Weight loss:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) overweight and obesity are diagnosed with BMI values such as:
BMI 25–29.99: for An OVERWEIGHT person;
BMI ≥ 30: for An OBESE person;
According to studies, obesity is further associated with several chronic and debilitating health problems including hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, a disease of the gallbladder, osteoarthritis, shortage of breath, abnormal dilation of the veins, backache, and even psychological problems
“KOKUM” contains a unique substance called HCA Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that helps regulate the synthesis of fatty acids and reduces the amount of fat accumulated in the body. 
This helps in decreasing the production of excess fat. The study has proved that it works as an appetite suppressant.  
Furthermore, the fiber present in the fruit itself makes us feel full and satisfied, all these things prevent us from overeating as well and promote weight loss.
How to use:
*Step 1: Take about 20-25 grams of dried kokum and soak them in a glass of water overnight.
*Step 2: The next morning Grind the mixture OR boil the mixture for 4-5 minutes
*Step 3: strain out the liquid.
Drink this mixture once every day on an empty stomach. You can also choose to add some honey to this mix.
Note: You can use this liquid as a refreshing drink as well by adding sugar, ice cubes, salt to taste, cumin seed powder and other herbs in it. This refreshing drink has amazing cooling property to beat the heat of harsh summers.

2.Aids in digestion:

The blend of unique anti-oxidants and components present in “KOKUM” makes it great for digestion. It can reduce inflammation in the gut and stimulate proper digestion of the food and absorption of the nutrient. “KOKUM” can also help to treat ailments such as constipation, acidity, flatulence and many more.

3.Natural Antidepressant:

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a loss of interest, feeling of sadness with persistently low mood. It is an unyielding problem and the most incapacitating neuropsychiatric disorders of this modern era.
“KOKUM” shows an amazing antidepressant effect and, the use of “KOKUM” in mixed anxiety and the depressive syndrome is always preferred due to its proven anxiolytic and antidepressant effect. This effect has been imputed by flavonoids, Anthocyanin Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and Garcinol present in the “KOKUM”.
According to the study published in the U.S. national library of medicine “KOKUM”(Garcinia Indica) fruit rind, as a functional food exhibited prominent antidepressant and anxiolytic effect.

4.Prevent and fight against Cancer:

“KOKUM” possess anti-cancer and anti-tumorigenic effect. It contains garcinol, which is a potent antioxidant with the ability not only to prevent cancer but also have potential as a treatment for cancer.
According to a study garcinol and its derivatives can inhibit intestinal cancer cell growth without affecting normal cells.
Another study shows the Antitumor Activity of Garcinol in Human Prostate Cancer Cells and Xenograft Mice.

5.Boost immunity:

“KOKUM” fruit possesses amazing anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and, anti-viral properties by virtue of which this versatile fruit can support our immune system by protecting our system against various bacteria and pathogens. These properties of “KOKUM” fruit keeps diseases away from our body and helps us to stay healthy and fit.
Furthermore, anti-inflammatory property of “KOKUM” fruit reduces inflammation as well.

The bottom line for “KOKUM”:

“KOKUM” as dietary food is considered being safe without having any side effects. It is even safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers and, children as well. It has been shown to possess free radical scavenging properties. In many Ayurvedic therapies, “KOKUM” fruit also displays its evident anti-diabetic effect along with its anti-obese effect.
“KOKUM” can also promote healthy heart and brain by inhibiting oxidizing agents that contribute to heart disease and cognitive disorders by virtue of its active ingredient Garcinol. 


In Ayurveda “KOKUM” has been used to treat various diseases. It is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamins and also carbohydrates in ample amounts to fulfill the nutrient need of our body. It is so inexpensive as well, so everybody can easily incorporate it into their diet.
So, enjoy the benefits of this exotic fruit and stay healthy and beautiful forever.
If you have any query or suggestion you can write it in the comment section or at
Ms. P. Rajeshwari
Diet & Beauty Consultant


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