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Alternative Names

Caraluma, C. Fimbriate, Caralluma Extract, Caralluma Cactus, Caraluma Pregnane Glycosides, Caralluma Fimbriata, Extrait de Caralluma Fimbriata, Extrait de Caralluma, Makad Shenguli, Ranshabar, Shindala Makadi, Wild Succulent Cactus. Yugmaphallottama CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Prickly Pear Cactus, Hoodia and Cereus

Scientific Name

Caralluma Fimbriata

Why Do People Use Caralluma?

The oral preparations of Caralluma fimbriata (Caralluma), for instance caralluma powder, are used: • As a suppressant of appetite that might therefore be used for weight loss purposes • To quench thirst • To enhance endurance

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Caralluma powder is likely safe to use when utilized for short term and orally. Dosage of 500 mg of caralluma extract is considered safe for 60 days usage. For Lactating and Pregnant Women - Under these circumstances usage of caralluma should be avoided because there is lack of authentic information to rate the safety of Caralluma fimbriata for lactating and pregnant females.

How Effective Is Caralluma?

There is lack of information to rate its effectiveness for weight loss purposes. Some initial studies have suggested that use of caralluma extract in a dose of 500 mg twice every day for up to 60 days may be helpful in decreasing following: • Waist circumference • Hunger feelings • Level of calories and fat However, its use does not decrease following: • Weight Loss • Body mass index (BMI) • Body fats • Hip circumference More confirmation is required to rate the effectiveness of usage of caralluma powder for other mentioned uses.

How Caralluma Works?

Most effective parts of Caralluma fimbriata are its aerial parts. It consists of a number of active constituents that include saponins, megastigmane glycosides, pregnane glycosides, number of flavonoids including kaempferol-7-O-neohesperidoside and luteolin-4-O-neohesperidoside. It also contains sitosterol and tomentogenin. Particular pregnane glycosides most often found in caralluma species include bouceroside I-X and caratuberside A and B. Caralluma powder is also beneficial in treating obesity and weight loss. The constituents of pregnane glycoside may be responsible for appetite suppression.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Caralluma?

The oral consumption of caralluma seems to be well tolerated. Some clinical experiments suggest that caralluma power, however, maybe responsible for a number of side effects that include abdominal distention, gastritis, gastrointestinal upset, constipation and flatulence. However, these side effects are observed only with the first week of use.

How Caralluma Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There are no known interactions of different supplements & herbs with Caralluma fimbriata.

How Caralluma Interacts With Drugs?

There are no known interactions of caralluma with drugs.

How Caralluma Interacts With Foods?

There are no known interactions of food items with caralluma.

How Caralluma Interacts With Lab Tests?

There are no known interactions of different lab tests with caralluma.

How Caralluma Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There are no known interactions of caralluma powder and various diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Caralluma?

For weight loss, 500 mg dosage of caralluma extract should be utilized every day.


Caralluma has an Indian origin. In India it is utilized as a vegetable substitute and is utilized for the preservation of pickles and chutneys. Some tribes of India use caralluma to suppress their appetite during hunting time. It is also eaten in raw form. In region of India it is widely grown and usually utilized as a roadside shrub and as a border in gardens. Caralluma fimbriata is also found in other regions of the world like Saudi Arabia, Africa, Southern Europe, Afghanistan and Canary Islands.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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