Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre)
Gymnema has been used medicinally for centuries throughout the world. Ayurvedic physicians have used Gymnema to treat ailments such as stomach problems, diabetes, and urinary disorders for more than two thousand years. Modern research has confirmed that the active ingredient, ‘gymnemic acid,’ blocks the taste of sugar as well as blocking sugar’s absorption by the body. It is also thought that Gymnema suppresses the taste of saccharin and cyclamate, two common artificial sweeteners. This is promising for diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia, allergies, anemia, and osteoporosis. It has been found to actually improve liver and pancreatic function.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Gymnema may provide relief from:
• High Cholesterol
• Weight Conditions
- Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) Properties: Anti-periodic, diuretic, stomachic