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Hoodia is a flowering, cactus-like plant native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Its harvest is protected by conservation laws.
Common Names—hoodia, Kalahari cactus, Xhoba
Latin Names—Hoodia gordonii
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
What the Science Says
There is no reliable scientific evidence to support hoodia's use. No studies of the herb in people have been published.
Side Effects and Cautions
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