Garcinia cambogia (cambodgia) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda: holistic medicine after the Indian tradition, in Sanskrit, “Ayur” means life and “Veda” the science or knowledge) to treat gastric ulcers. A 2002 study indicates that this plant works primarily through the action of these compounds, the garcinol. The Garcinol is known to reduce acidity in the stomach and protect the gastric mucosa.
The bark of Garcinia cambogia (cambodgia) is also astringent, which explains why it has also been historically used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, as well as having an additional benefit in treating gastric and duodenal ulcers.
More recently, it has been shown that Garcinia cambogia (cambodgia) has a capacity to protect against liver toxins external, such as alcohol. A recent study showed that cells of the liver by taking garcinia could prevent damage to the fiber cells and had slowed the deterioration of liver cells by high levels of blood lipids.
Garcinia cambogia (cambodgia) also contains large amounts of vitamin C, traditionally has been used as a cardiac tonic, and as an antioxidant.