Gymnema sylvestre is an herb native to the tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka. It has long been thought of as a medicinal plant in Asia. The plants contain a large number of chemicals, including triterpenoids, which may have pharmacological properties. The constituent saponins have the effect of suppressing the taste of sweetness.
This effect is attributed to the eponymous gymnemic acids. Gymnema has a long history of use in Indias Ayurvedic medicine.
The Hindi name, gurmar, means destroyer of sugar. Sylvestre has been used in herbal medicine as a treatment for diabetes for nearly two millennia, gymnema is also used for metabolic syndrome, cough, digestive stimulant, laxative, appetite suppressant, and diuretic.Gymnema contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made. And though there is insufficient scientific evidence to draw definitive conclusions about its efficacy. Two small clinical trials have shown gymnema to reduce glycosylated hemoglobin levels. The item "500g (1.1 Lb), Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf powder, Free Shipping" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 2015.
This item is in the category "Health & Beauty\Vitamins & Dietary Supplements\Herbs & Botanicals". The seller is "lifeline_nutrients" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.