Kudampuli in English
- Kudampuli English name is “Malabar Tamarind / Pot Tamarind / Garcinia Cambogia”
Kudampuli in Hindi
- Hindi name of Kudampuli is “Hila / Velaiti Imli”
Kudampuli in Telugu
- Telugu name of Kudampuli is “Simachinta”
Kudampuli in Tamil
- Tamil name of Kudampuli is “Koda Puli”
Kudampuli in Kannada
- Kannada name of Kudampuli is “Uppage”
Kudampuli / Garcinia Cambogia
The scientific name of Kudampuli is Garcinia Cambogia. The English name of Kudampuli is “Malabar Tamarind or Pot Tamarind”. It is found commonly in Southeast Asia and India, particularly Kerala and Karnataka. Kudampuli is a small, round-shaped tropical fruit that is used as a souring agent in fish recipes. It is added to many Kerala dishes. The shape of Kudampuli resembles a small pumpkin. The presence of a hydroxycitric acid in Kudampuli is the reason for its tangy taste.
Kudampuli has many amazing health benefits. It is good for weight loss. Also, it can reduce cholesterol and boost the immune system of the body. Kudampuli contains phytochemicals that stop the production of fat in the body.
The dried form of kudampuli is used in dishes which is blackish in colour. In order to get the dried form, the deseeded ripened fruit is sun-dried for 1 week to reduce the level of moisture and smoked for several days. That is the reason for its black texture. Then they are rubbed with coconut oil and salt. This keeps them fresh. Normally kudampuli is stored in earthen pots and last for a longer time. This form is used for cooking purposes.
Health benefits of Kudampuli are endless.
- Kudampuli has anti-inflammatory and gastro protective properties
- Kudampuli reduces the levels of blood sugar and is good for diabetic patients
- Kudampuli is good for treating gastric ulcers
- Kudampuli promotes cardiovascular and digestive health
- Kudampuli is good for heart health
- Kudampuli boosts energy, detoxification of the body
- Kudampuli controls the cholesterol in the body
- Kudampuli is good for the bones
- Kudampuli helps in inducing sleep
- Kudampuli helps to control the appetite
- Kudampuli helps to reduce belly fat
- Kudampuli gives relief to arthritis pain