Gymnema Sylvestre (Gurmar) is truly nature’s gift to diabetics. A climbing plant native to India, gymnema has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits yet one of its primary uses is to control blood glucose levels. Gurmar, translated as “sugar destroyer”, has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels through increasing production of insulin, slowing absorption of glucose into the blood, as well as increasing the activity of glucose through the use of enzymes. This is pretty fantastic news for diabetics however this is not all that gymnema can do.
A common side effect of diabetes is high cholesterol and here Gymnema Sylvestre can help as well. Studies found that Gymnema Sylvestre interferes with absorption of fats leading to an overall lowering of triglyceride, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels.
Finally Gymnema Sylvestre has been proven to be effective as a weight loss tool. An extract from the leaf of the plant has been found to interfere with our taste buds ability to taste sweets which has led to people cutting back on them. This is definitely an effective way to reduce our weight.
In Gymnema Sylvestre we have the perfect trifecta for diabetes. Diabetes, cholesterol and weight issues all dealt with with a single herbal supplement. How much more could anyone wish for?