What Is Caralluma?


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Caralluma is a type of succulent that is native to India. It is often used for medicinal purposes in many countries around the world. In gardens, it is used as a bordering plant.

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Some other countries that have caralluma are the Canary Islands, Saudi Arabia, Southern Europe and Africa. Plant extracts taken from caralluma are often used as an appetite suppressant for people who are trying to lose weight. The plant extracts can also be used for improving a person's endurance during physical activity and to quench thirst. Caralluma is also used as a type of seasoning, cooked with pickles, chutney and various other vegetables.

People who take caralluma for weight loss purposes are advised to take it 60 days in a row.

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