The plant Konjac, also known as snake palm or elephant yam, is native to East and Southeast Asia. The root of this plant can be cut, dried and ground up to make Glucomannan. Glucomannan is a fiber, traditionally used for medicinal purposes in Asian culture. It’s used in treating constipation and absorbing cholesterol and sugar in the gut. This natural dietary fiber is a welcome addition to your diet in case you’re looking to curb your appetite and encourage yourself to lose weight as part of a regular exercise regimen. It’s best taken right before a meal.