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Kokum Tea

I feel like have been in a weight loss battle my whole life. I am always on the verge of getting fat. Yes, it’s true. It’s easy for me to binge on food and sweet sodas. I try to be healthy, and it’s easy to motivate myself, but to stick to it is another story.

For the last couple of months, I have gained a couple of kilos. I know it’s time for me to take care of my health better.

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I started a little 30 minutes workout routine 3 times a week. I incline to keep it up and maybe increase the amount of work gradually. I’m adopting a healthy habit, just a small step.

And speaking of being healthy, I’d like to share something I recently found. Kokum or Garcinia Indica, the fruit of the same family as Garcinia Cambogia  (the weight loss miracle fruits) is known for the medical and culinary usages in India. Kokum is used to make a refreshing drinks called Kokum Sherbet or used as a sour agent like tamarind in curries. Kokum is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and Hydroxycitric Acid, which helps promote weight loss.

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In India, you can get fresh kokum fruits in the coastal area. I have never tried them, but I found some semi-dried product which is used for drinks and curries. I will show you how to make some Kokum Sherbet in another post, but this morning I just made a warm cup of tea with it.

I added some dried kokum rinds in the boiling water and boiled them for a few minutes. The tea is earthy, piquantly sour and comforting. I had this tea first thing in the morning, and it really woke me up in a nice way. I will do this for 2 weeks and see what happens. Will let you know then 🙂

Kokum Tea


2 1/2 cup water

3-4 pieces of semi-dried kokum


Bring water to boil in a medium pot, add kokum and let it simmer for a few minutes. Strain and serve hot.

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