Gymnema Leaf

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  • Gymnema sylvestre
  • Origin: India
Gymnema Leaf


Common Name

Standardized: gymnema
Other: gurmar

Botanical Name

Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult.
Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae


Gymnema comes to us from mainland India and several parts of Africa and has a deep history rooted in Ayurvedic medicine.

Parts Used

The leaf taken orally. The best preparations have been those from whole leaf tea, but many liquid extracts and capsules work comparably well.

Typical Preparations

Tea infusion from the leaf, either cut or whole, or taken orally in capsule or extract form.


Avid and thorough Indian research is working hard to quantify and validate the sugar balancing properties of Gymnema.


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.