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Gymnema Sylvestre RBr

English Name :- Gymnema Sylvestre RBr

Botanical Name :- Gymnema sylvestre.


Parts - Used:- Whole plant

Habit :- A large woody much branched extensive climber, pubescent; Leaves oosite flowers small yellowish

Taste :- Bitter

Chemical Constituents :- Leaves Contains: Gymnemic acid, Quercitol, Anthraquinon, Saponin, Calcium oxalate.


Diabetes, Cough, Asthma, Amenorrhoea, Increases insulin in blood and oxidized glucose.

  • When used for an extended time period, gudmar reduces blood sugar levels.
  • It forms one of the ingredients in the manufacture of all natural medicine for diabetes, apart from cinnamon, chromium, zinc, biotin, banaba, huckleberry and bitter melon.
  • Extracts of the herb are believed to treat problems like hyperglycemia, obesity, high cholesterol levels, anemia and digestion.
  • Gudmar suppresses to taste of sweet foods and consequently reduces the desire of eat.
  • Its root made into a paste or powder and applied to the wounds of snake bites.
  • The herb control and regulates weight, promotes healthy blood lipid levels, controls sugar craving and curbs sweet tooth.
  • Gudmar is useful in heapatosplenomegaly, dyspepsia, constipation, jaundice, halminthiasis, cardiopathy and amenorrhoea.
  • Chewing fresh leaves of gudmar paralyses the taste for sweet and bitter substance for some time.
  • It blocks the absorption of glucose from the intestine and helps reduce craving for sugar.
  • It reduces fat and increases the energy.
  • Its leaves are used to treat stomach ailments, constipation and liver diseases.
  • It treats rheumatoid arthritis and gout effectively.
  • Its leaves are anti bacterial and anti viral.
A word of caution
Be careful while consuming this herb with pharmaceutical medication for diabetes. This herb is not purely safe for pregnant women and during lactation period and heavy doses may raise blood pressure.

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.