Introduction Garcinia Cambogia (also known as Malabar Tamarind or Brindleberry or Garciniagummi-gutta) belongs to a family Guttiferae (Clusiaceae) is a small tropicalcitrus fruit native to India, Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, West, and Central Africa. It is a small, pumpkin looking fruit that is added to the meals to make them more filling.