Gudmar (Gymnema Sylvestre)

 
 
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Habitat:

Gymnema sylvestre  is a perennial woody vine that grows in tropical areas of India, Africa, and Australia

Description:

The Gudmar  plant is a climber with leaves having soft hairs on the upper surface. The leaves are elongate oval shaped. It has small yellow umbelliferous inflorescence which is produced throughout the year.

Medicinal Uses:

Gudmar  plant can be described as a large, pubescent, woody climber.It is known as gurmar and merasingi in Hindi and meshashringi, vishani and madhunashini in Sanskrit. The medicinally active parts of the plant are the leaves and the roots. It came to be known as “destroyer of sugar” in ancient times.

When used for an extended time period, gudmar reduces blood sugar levels.It forms one of the ingredients in the manufacture of all natural medication for diabetes.

The herb controls and regulates weight, promotes healthy blood lipid levels, controls sugar craving and curbs sweet tooth.Gudmar is useful in hepatosplenomegaly, dyspepsia, constipation, jaundice, halminthiasis, cardiopathy and amenorrhoea.Chewing fresh leaves of gudmar paralyzes the taste for sweet and bitter substance for some time.