Neha Patil

Caralluma adscendens

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asclepiadaceae
Genus  Caralluma
Higher classification  Caralluma
Order  Gentianales
Subfamily  Asclepiadoideae
Scientific name  Caralluma adscendens
Rank  Species
Caralluma adscendens Caralluma adscendens var fimbriata Caralluma
Similar  Caralluma, Kalahari cactus, Asclepiadoideae, Irvingia gabonensis, Hoodia

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Caralluma adscendens is a succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. Its distribution ranges from India and Sri Lanka through the Arabian peninsula to North Africa and the Sahel.

Contents

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Use

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C. adscendens has been eaten in rural India for centuries, raw, as a vegetable with spices, or preserved in chutneys and pickles, and is often found as a roadside shrub or boundary marker.

It has been used as a portable food and thirst quencher for hunting. Tribesmen on a day's hunt will often only pack some Caralluma fimbriata to sustain themselves and it is commonly known as "famine food" in India.

Consumer issues

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Various diet pills claiming to contain Caralluma fimbriata extracts are marketed for weight loss. The FTC cautions against the use of "miracle diet" products.

Chemistry

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The key phytochemical constituents of the herb are pregnane glycosides, flavone glycosides, megastigmane glycosides, and saponins. active constituents- caratuberoside I-X,tomentogenin, silolsterol, luteolin-4-neohesperidoside and kaemferol-7-0- neohesperidoside.

References

Caralluma adscendens Wikipedia


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