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hoodia

(ho͝od′ē-ə)
n.
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.
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Recognising the traditional knowledge of the San people: The Hoodia case of benefit sharing.
Hoodia offers all plain game - zebra, Oryx, gazelle - as well as the "big five" game, lions included.
Although manufacturers of hoodia supplements claim that their products work as appetite suppressants that aid in weight loss, there is no evidence from scientific studies indicating that hoodia is effective for weight loss.
These findings haven't impacted hoodia sales--it's one of the most widely used natural weight loss supplements in the country.
How it "works": Hoodia reduces food cravings, so you eat less.
Commercialization of Hoodia gordoni as a dietary supplement has created major interest around the world and further development of hoodia as a functional food for management of weight remains important, according to CSIR.
Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne is a spiny succulent plant that was traditionally used by the Khoisan people of South Africa and Namibia to suppress hunger and thirst while on long hunting trips or in times of famine.
A review of her history revealed that a month earlier, she had started taking a daily compounding drug (components included artichoke, Centella asiatica, chlordiazepoxide, Rhamnus purshiana, furosemide, phenolphthalein, Hoodia gordonii, and metformin) and hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg once a day, both prescribed by a doctor for peripheral edema.
However, when a private company is doing the survey with the aim of developing commercial products, rigorous procedures in the form of a legal framework are required to ensure the protection of indigenous knowledge rights and a clear provision for the equitable sharing of the benefits to be derived from the use of the knowledge (see the Hoodia example discussed below).
Dietary supplements include Hoodia gordonii, which grows in the Kalahari Desert, where it was used for its appetite-suppressant properties.
Purple Lab debuted in May 2009 with its first beauty product, Huge Lips Skinny Hips, a lip plumping gloss enriched with hoodia.