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Product Description



Gymnema sylvestre is an herb native to the tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka. Common names include Gymnema, cowplant, Australian cowplant, and Periploca of the woods. The plant is best known for its leaf extract to suppress the sweet receptors of the tongue. The active ingredient that causes this physiological reaction is gurmarin, a polypeptide made of 35 amino acids.

Despite the part used being the leaf, a common name of this species is miracle fruit.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Anti-Diabetic - Gymnemahas been used for thousands of years as an herbal treatment for diabetes. It has the ability to block the absorption of glucose from the intestines and helps to reduce cravings for sugar.

Cholesterol Reducing - It has also been suggested that this herb may reduce the number of triglycerides and the amount of LDL, “bad cholesterol”, in the bloodstream. This is an important step in combating cardiac problems, especially common in diabetics.

Diuretic - Gymnemaalso has a slight diuretic effect and has been used to help with water retention.

Weight Loss - The reduction of sugar cravings also leads to the use of gymnema for herbal weight loss applications. Gymnema sylvestre helps reduce the number of carbohydrates stored in fat stores and increases the amount burned for energy. This leads to a reduction in fat stores and increase in energy available.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Gymnema Powder
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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