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Organic Gymnema Sylvestre – Leaves


Organic Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) is a plant in the Apocynaceae family, well known in Ayurvedic medicine for its medicinal purposes. The plant is a perennial woody vine that is found in tropical regions of India, Africa, and Australia. This is because Gymnema sylvestre leaves contain gymnemic acids, which are major bioactive ingredients that act to suppress the taste of sugar by interacting with taste receptors on the tongue. This suppression of sugar taste is temporary, and it has been found to be useful in treating diabetes, particularly in Ayurvedic practice. Also called Gurmar in Hindi, it is harvested between December to January.