• Caralluma
    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. By Conrad Loddiges [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 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…