Caralluma is a (cactus) from India.

People use caralluma to decrease appetite or hunger, especially during times of food shortages, for obesity, and for a rare, inherited disorder that causes obesity, short stature, and learning disability (Prader-Willi syndrome or PWS). There is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In India, caralluma is used in preserves such as chutneys and pickles.

How does it work ?

Chemicals contained in the caralluma plant are thought to decrease appetite.

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