Garcinia cambogia is a plant native to Indonesia and is often referred to as gambooge. The plant has a yellowish fruit that has a shape similar to a small pumpkin. The fruit as well as its rind have a folk medicinal use for treating inflammation, constipation, rheumatism as well as gastrointestinal disruptions. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the actual brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, as well. You’ll find it in bottles on the shelf at the store as well as mixed with other ingredients within diet products.