Kodampuli(Kudampuli or Malabar tamarind)-An Effective Role in Cholesterole Control
Kodampuli or Kudampuli(Malabar tamarind)
Kodampuli (കുടംപുളി or Kudampuli)also known as Gambooge or Garcinia Cambogia (scientific name),brindle berry, Malabar tamarind,pot tamarind, Fish Tamarind etc.This fruit is native to Indonesia and commonly found in South Asia.It is green in colour and round in shape.The ripened fruit looks yellow in colour.When it is ripened the fruit is picked and dry in the sunshine.Then it is dried in open smokey chambers.And it becomes black in colour.This Kodampuli(കുടംപുളി )will stay for many years.This is used for spicy curries in Kerala.Puli is sour in Malayalam.So it is used in curries as a natural souring agent.The skin of the fruit has more use than other parts.Kodampuli is also used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda.It is beneficial mainly for weight loss.Here we introduce its role in reducing cholesterol level in the blood.
Kodampuli or Kudampuli(Malabar tamarind) Role in cholesterol control
Did you know that Kodampuli has a role in reducing Cholesterol level in the blood????
Kudampuli(കുടംപുളി or Malabar tamarind) helps to reduce high cholesterol and also high Triglycerides level in our body.The enzyme called ATP lyase helps in fat production.Kudampuli(കുടംപുളി) extracts can resist the activity of this enzyme.This action of resisting ATP lyase activity can reduce the fat content in the body.Thus this reduces the Cholesterol and also the Triglycerides level.And can also inhibit the formation of fat in adipose tissues, intestine and in the liver also.
Flavonoids are the compounds which are present in plants.This is health promoting compounds.There are two Flavonoids in Kodampuli(കുടംപുളി) which are Tannic Acid and Morin.These plays an important role in reducing the Cholesterol and Triglycerides level.The Flavonoids reduces the activity of the enzymes which helps in the production of cholesterol.Here it increases the production of High-Density Lipoprotein(HDL) which is healthy cholesterol.And reduces the production of Low-Density Lipoprotein(LDL) and Very Low-Density Lipoprotein(VLDL).
The Hydroxycitric acid which is present in Kudampuli (കുടംപുളി) helps in lipid-lowering.This is a lipid lowering agent.This stimulates fat metabolism in the body.Which helps in using more fat as energy source and less fat is stored in the body.And also it converts extra fat into glucose and is stored in the form of glycogen in the liver.Kodampuli(കുടംപുളി) also induces many enzymes in the body which help to reduce the excess fat.
This cholesterol reducing property lowers the chances of cardiovascular disease.Thus Kudampuli can give further protection to heart also.