Hoodia gordonii is one of several species of the genus Hoodia from the botanical family Asclepiadaceae. It is a cactus-like succulent plant that grows in the Kalahari desert in the southern part of Africa, mainly Botswana. The local San Bushmen have sucked on Hoodia as the whole fresh plant or dried whole plant for generations, principally to fight hunger and thirst during long hunting trips and at times of famine. Based on these anecdotal reports H. gordonii has been proposed as an anorectic agent for use by those seeking to lose or maintain weight.
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