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Botanical Name: Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult.

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae


Overview: Gymnema comes to us from mainland India and several parts of Africa and has a deep history rooted in Ayurvedic medicine.


Parts Used: The leaf taken orally. The best preparations have been those from whole leaf tea, but many liquid extracts and capsules work comparably well.


Typical Preparations: Tea infusion from the leaf, either cut or whole, or taken orally in capsule or extract form.


Summary: Avid and thorough Indian research is working hard to quantify and validate the sugar balancing properties of Gymnema.

Gymnema Leaf, Organic

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