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Kalahari Hoodia Gordonii

Extracts from Hoodia Gordonii have shown in clinical trials on obese subjects that it can reduce calorie intake by +/- 35%. A significant weight loss resulted from such a drop in calorie intake. These remarkable weight control results are the reason why scientists see Hoodia weight loss pills as a potential answer to obesity in the west.

We supply 100% pure South African Hoodia Gordonii powder in 500 mg capsules. The way mother nature intended it to be. The exact way the San tribe collected the plant food to eat and suppress the appetite. All we do is sun dry, turn it into powder, irradiate, encapsulate and ship it worldwide.

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Hoodia is widely used traditionally by the San people of southern Africa as an appetite suppressant and thirst quencher. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari cut off a stem of the Hoodia plant about the length of a medium size cucumber and nibble on it for a few hours. Some tribes in Namibia boil the Hoodia to treat various ailments with the brew. Namely as a cure for severe abdominal cramps, haemorrhoids, tuberculosis, indigestion, hypertension and diabetes. It can also be used to maintain a high energy level. To the Kung Bushmen Hoodia is also known as Xhoba.

H. Gordonii looks like an ordinary cactus with thin, thorny fingers and it grows about 20 inches tall in the reddish sands of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert. In powder form the appearance is green to brown in color and has a bitter taste.
Hoodia is a genus of succulent plants in the family Apocynaceae. There are about 20 species in this family but "cactus" like Gordonii is the one that contains the natural appetite suppressant. The plant was first discovered in the semi-deserts of Southern Africa namely Boswana, Namibia Angola and South Africa. It produces odiferous flowers that attract flies, which pollinate them. Cultivating these slow growing plants can be difficult, they need fairly high temperatures to flourish but the Kalahari desert is the ideal natural habitat.

Hoodia Gordonii (in habitat) (Masson) Sweet ex Decne Asclepiadaceae
Location: Ceres Karoo Namibia and Northern Cape South Africa. Winter rainfall area.
Description: 18 inches tall with regular brown spine stem angles. The stems are grayish-brown in color with the new growth being a light green. The flowers +/- 3 1/2 inches in diameter are pale purple with small dark papillae in the center.
Cultivation: Full sun or light shade, little water.
Common name: Queen of the Namib, African hats.
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings.
Grower: Grows naturally in the reddish soil in the Kalahari and surrounding area.

Pure Hoodia Gordonii grow in the red rocky regions of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. The San people believe that in the very near future Hoodia cafes will open all over the world serving Hoodia diet salads and dishes. According to the San people  "the land, animals and plants are gifts from the creator and mankind are the custodians, it is our duty to take care of these wonderful gifts and preserve it for future generations".