Medicinal Plants

Plants for Weight Loss – Caralluma Fimbriata

Caralluma is cactus from India. It is also found in the wild in Africa, Saudi Arabia, Canary Islands, Afghanistan, and Southern Europe.

Traditionally, Indian tribes chewed chunks of Caralluma to keep from being hungry during a long hunt.

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These days, the extract of this plant is used to decrease appetite for weight loss. It is also used to quench thirst and to increase endurance.

In foods in India, Caralluma is cooked as a vegetable and is used in preserves such as chutneys and pickles. It is also eaten raw.

Regarding the weight loss, the first benefit of Caralluma is that it can decrease your appetite by controlling the hypothalamus. It is “in charge” of letting your brain know if you’re hungry or not.

The next benefit of Caralluma for weight loss is that it actually fights fat cells. The extract made of this plant doesn’t allow the pre-fat cells to properly develop and turn into fat cells. It is thought that this is achieved by a few enzymes that are found in this plant.

Caralluma promotes leaner body mass, so it is effective in fighting fatigue. When your body will have less fat you will be less likely to experience tiredness and weakness. According to studies, Caralluma Fimbriata consumption increases energy, so another benefit of Caralluma is boosting of energy levels.

So, Caralluma Extract is more beneficial for weight loss than other popular appetite suppressants because besides reducing the appetite it can also help your body to prevent fat from forming and getting rid of the existing fat. This remarkable plant can help you achieve far better results than other popular appetite suppressants.

There is also some evidence suggesting that Caralluma can help with diabetes and heart problems. Some studies suggest that it can help to regulate blood sugar levels. Furthermore there is some indications that it can be helpful in reducing high cholesterol levels and the risk of heart diseases.

Caralluma Fimbriata is very rich in antioxidants and fatty acids Omega-9. Antioxidants can greatly improve your general health as well as aging process and the fatty acids (Omega-9) can help with conditions such as arthritis, high blood sugar levels and heart problems. Also it is important to mention that the plant of Caralluma was used by local people to treat conditions such as malaria and fewer.

Pretty amazing plant, isn’t it?

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