Belonging to the rich holistic tradition of Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema has been used for thousands of years for its many and varied benefits to health. Indigo Herbs Organic Gymnema Powder is an easy way to access this ancient healing herb. Alternatively you can choose Gymnema Capsules from our guest brands.
This fascinating plant is called 'Meshashringi' in Sanskrit meaning 'rams horn' and 'Gurmur' meaning 'Sugar Destroyer' and has many traditional uses throughout India. One of the amazing attributes of Gymnema Sylvestre is its ability to neutralise the sensation and taste of sweetness. Even by chewing a few leaves gymnemic acids are released that can suppress sweetness for about 15 minutes. Other traditional Ayurvedic remedies regarding Gymnema Sylvestre are stomach upsets, a remedy for snake bite and controlling blood sugar levels.
Gymnema Sylvestre comes from the Asclipiadaceae milk weed family and likes to climb against other plants and objects to raise itself up. Having woody stems this plant blooms little white balls that open into flowers. The plant also fruits an elongated light green seed pod.