Dry Kokum - Punarpuli - Garcinia indica
The dried peel of the fruit is used as a flavoring agent in curries. Kokum helps in weight loss by reducing the production of fatty acids as well as increasing the secretion of a hormone (serotonin) which suppresses appetite.
In ancient Ayurvedic medicine, dried Kokam fruit has been used for ages to help with digestion and reduce the burning sensation caused in the stomach due to acidity. This dried Kokam fruit is often made into a juice and consumed after meals to both prevent as well as treat acidity (or acid reflux).