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.
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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.
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.
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.