Herb of the Day Gymnma

(gymnema sylvestre)
Parts used Leaves

Gymnema is a large evergreen climbing plant that twines around forest trees. They are found to forest in India,Asia, and Australia It prefers loamy soil. Gymnema has long been used in Indian domestic medicine as a remedy for sugar craving and diabetes,it is called the sugar destroyer. It has the real value in treating early stages of the type of diabetes of middle to old age,if taken for a year or more. It helps prevent the condition deteriorating. It may help to regenerate cells in the pancreas with diet and gymnema. The plants ability to block sweet tastes means it can reduce sugar craving and contribute to weight loss programs.Gymnema contains saponins and a polypeptide.


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