Gymnema sylvestre

origin : India


The Gymnema sylvestre also known as gurmarbooti, gurmar, periploca of the woods and/or meshasringi, is a native to the tropical forests of southern India, has been part of India's traditional Ayurvedic medicine for some two thousand years.

Known as the"sugar blocker" it can help reduce sugar cravings, one of the primary active components in this plant is gymnemic acid, which helps suppress sweetness when consumed prior to a sugary food or beverage, gymnemic acid blocks the sugar receptors on your taste buds



  • Promoting digestive health
  • Reducing fats and triglycerides
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Diuretic
  • Decreasing sugar cravings
  • Lowering blood glucose levels



  • cool +dry


Warning : generally considered safe for most people, do not consume during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, not for use for children and infants. Do not consume if on blood sugar medications or within 2 weeks from sugery, consult with your PCP


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