Hoodia Gordonii


Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like succulent plant, native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Due to over harvest and slow growth, Hoodia is now considered an endangered species. Hoodia grows in clumps of upright stems with tan flowers and thorns, and a strong, unpleasant odor.



  • Appetite-Suppressant: Hoodia has received publicity in recent times for its natural appetite suppressant properties.


  • The active ingredient in Hoodia is the appetite-suppressing molecule, P57, or oxypregnane steroidal glycoside P57AS3. In scarce clinical studies, P57 has been researched to evaluate its potential as an anti-obesity drug.
  • It is theorized that P57 acts on the brain in a manner similar to glucose. It tricks the brain into thinking one is full even when they have not eaten, reduces interest in food and delays the time before hunger sets in. It appears to work at the level of the hypothalamus to inhibit hunger signals.


Do not take Hoodia if:

  • you have diabetes
  • you have an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia.
  • you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
  • you have diabetes

Other Names

Bushman’s Hat, xhoba


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