Gymnema Herb Profile
Also known as
Gymnema sylvestris Gurmar, and Destroyer of Sugar.
Gymnema comes to us from mainland India and several parts of Africa and has a deep history rooted in Ayurvedic medicine.
Gymnemic acid, Glucose, and Carbohydrates.
The leaf taken orally. The best preparations have been those from whole leaf tea, but many liquid extracts and capsules work comparably well.
Tea infusion from the leaf, either cut or whole, or taken orally in capsule or extract form. (Not to exceed 400 mg daily)
Avid and thorough Indian research is working hard to quantify and validate the sugar balancing properties of Gymnema.
Gymnema has been shown to enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of insulin and hypoglycemic drugs. Blood glucose levels should be monitored closely.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.