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  • Hoodia gordonii is a leafless spiny succulent plant with medicinal uses.
  • Hoodia (pronounced HOO-dee-ah) is a cactus-like plant that grows primarily in the semi-deserts of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.
  • Normal Hoodia Gordonii diet pills contain only 200-400 mg of hoodia.
  • Hoodia Gordonii is protected plants found in plains and rocky areas.
  • Several species of Hoodia are eaten raw.


  • Hoodia gordonii can under ideal conditions live for 25 years in cultivation. Hoodia gordonii is said to be the easiest Hoodia to cultivate.
  • It is used to extreme heat (above 40C), but it can survive in relatively low temperatures (3C).
  • Hoodia gordonii propagation (natural reproduction of the species) in the wild is threatened and cultivation is so difficult.
  • The Hoodia gordonii plant grows wild in an area stretching from the Ceres-Karoo (Koue Bokkeveld) through the Northern Cape and as far north as the desert regions of Namibia and the Kalahari.
  • The problem with cultivated hoodia, according to Millennium Health, is that it is being harvested too soon.


  • Hoodia Gordonii is all-natural remedy, reducing appetite and working as a worthy medicine in your battle with obesity and weight losing process.
  • Hoodia Gordonii is a natural plant that takes 5 years to mature.
  • Hoodia gordonii is a succulent containing excess moisture that needs to be removed in order to make an effective, concentrated powder. The process by which that moisture is removed to yield the powder is called an extraction.


  • The weight loss supplement Hoodia Gordonii which is only grown in certain part of the world can be found on the ingredients label of many diet pills on the market today.
  • The retail market for weight management products was estimated by Euromonitor International to be worth US$0.93bn (?0.73) in Europe.
  • The price of raw hoodia is the price companies pay for hoodia gordonii that is used in their diet pills and other hoodia products.

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