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1. Any of various succulents of the genus Hoodia native to desert areas of southwest Africa.
2. A preparation made from any of these plants, especially from the species Hoodia gordonii, purported to suppress the appetite after being ingested.

[After an English collector of succulents with the surname Hood (fl. 1820s).]


(Plants) any of several succulent asclepiadaceous plants of the genus Hoodia, of southern Africa, the sap of which suppresses appetite
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The powdered creamer's unique, coconut oil-based formula is an all-natural blend of Citrus Aurantium Extract, Hoodia and Green Tea Extract.
This is the first time we are exhibiting at Adihex," said Derek MacKinnon, managing director of Hoodia Hunting Ranch and Safaris in Namibia.
Hoodia, originally from Namibia, is attracting interest from pharmaceutical companies researching weight loss drugs, but is on the verge of extinction and the Autumn Crocus, which is a natural treatment for gout and is being linked to helping fight leukaemia, is also at risk.
Mohammad was injured at the start of the season and, because his injury prevented him from training, he used herbal drug hoodia gordonii -- which contains the banned substance Sibutramine -- in a bid to lose weight and keep fit.
D, revealed that a web search of ingredients getting attention recently, like Hoodia gordonii or green coffee bean extract, has exposed countless products that cannot always be trusted.
Hoodia, Kalahari Melon Seed, Marula and Devil's Claw currently fuels Namibia's biotrade sector.
Hoodia is a South African plant that hunters traditionally ate to suppress their appetite on long trips in the Kalahari Desert.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa has published a synopsis on the clinical studies done on hoodia from 1999 to 2003.
Hoodia gordonii is a desert grown plant native to South Africa and the Namib Desert that has been utilized for generations by the San people of South Africa for its supposed ability to suppress hunger.
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Hoodia gordonii was traditionally used by the Khoisan people as a thirst and appetite suppressant and is currently commercially available as a popular weight-loss supplement.
We have already seen what happened with another South African herb, Hoodia gordonii, which targeted the weight-loss market," he says, referring to the deals made by the UK-based company, Phytopharm, first with the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, and then with international conglomerate, Unilever, which have so far come to nothing.