genus Garcinia


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Noun1.genus Garcinia - evergreen trees and shrubs: mangosteensgenus Garcinia - evergreen trees and shrubs: mangosteens
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Clusiaceae, family Clusiaceae, family Guttiferae, Guttiferae, St John's wort family - widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen, mangosteen tree - East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
gamboge tree, Garcinia cambogia, Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia hanburyi - low spreading tree of Indonesia yielding an orange to brown gum resin (gamboge) used as a pigment when powdered
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Summary: Species of genus Garcinia belonging to family Clusiaceae are traditionally known for the treatment of ulcer, gonorrhea, leucorrhoea and abdominal pain.
Plants from the genus Garcinia especially Garcinia kola and Garcinia mangostana are widely mentioned as containing a variety of biological actions such as anti-HIV antimicrobial antihepatotoxic antioxidant anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic actions.
Plants belonging to the genus Garcinia, belonging to the family Clusiaceae, are known to contain bioactive compounds such as xanthones, biflavonoids, benzophenones, benzoquinones, and triterpenes which have antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and cytotoxic effects [4].