Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia cambogia, Brindleberry, Brindall berry, Gambooge, Malabar Tamarind, Kudam Puli

Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia cambogia

Brindleberry, Brindall berry, Gambooge, Malabar Tamarind, Kudam Puli
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Indonesia
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
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Garcinia gummi-gutta is an evergreen large tree that typically grows in warm, humid areas; it is usually taller than 20 feet. A smaller variety of the tree is also available, measuring at 10-20 feet. It flourishes mainly in areas where the weather is hot, and can thrive in both full sun and semi-shade exposure. When it comes to taking care of a Garcinia gummi-gutta tree, it is necessary to provide it with a consistent amount of water and organic fertilizer. In addition, it is important to prune it regularly in order to maintain an appropriate size and fruit production. Growing guidance in the cooler regions may vary, so container planting and protection from frost is recommended.

The flowers of the plant bloom either in red, crimson, or vinous colors while the fruit can vary from yellow to orange. Not only is Garcinia gummi-gutta an ethnomedical plant that has been used for centuries to heal various ailments, it also bears edible fruit that contains a range of beneficial compounds. The fruit is very healthy and can provide a good source of dietary fiber. Garcinia gummi-gutta can produce up to 200 fruits a year, which can be eaten raw or cooked in dishes. Not only possesses the fruit a range of medicinal qualities, its juice is also used for flavoring and preparing curries. As a result, Garcinia gummi-gutta is an essential ingredient to many traditional recipes in Southeast Asia. Altogether, these properties make this plant a popular choice for any garden.

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