Gardenia is a plant. The fruits are used to make medicine.

Gardenia is used for swelling (inflammation), liver disorders, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In food, gardenia is used as a yellow food colorant. Gardenia is sometimes referred to as cape jasmine. Don't confuse gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) with jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum).

How does it work ?

Gardenia contains a chemical that might reduce insulin resistance and help prevent high blood sugar. Other chemicals in gardenia might reduce swelling and protect the liver.

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