Herbal Information for Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Powder
Name: Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Powder
Botanical Name: Gymnema Sylvestre
Other Names: Gurmarbooti, gurmar, periploca of the woods, meshasringi
Package Size: One Pound (1 lb.)
Form: Powdered, Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing
- Aids in Increasing insulin secretion in response to food consumption
- Promoting the regeneration of damaged cells
- Aids in improving glucose metabolism by non-insulin-dependent means
- Supports in blocking excess absorption of sugar in the small intestine
Therapeutic properties of Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf
Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing shrub native to India and Africa. The leaves are used for holistic medicine. Gymnema has a long history of use in India's Ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi name, gurmar, means "destroyer of sugar."
Gymnema Sylvestre is also packed with antioxidants, such as tannins and flavonoids.
Gymnema Leaf aids in halting the utilization of sugar by blocking the availability of carbohydrates in the gut, forcing the body to burn its own fat for fuel. By supporting the natural and healthy production and release of insulin into the bloodstream, it helps balance the amount of sugar circulating in the bloodstream while encouraging the body to burn fat as fuel.
One of the primary active ingredients in Gymnema Sylvestre is gymnemic acid – a compound that is structurally similar to glucose but that acts completely differently in the body. Gymnemic acid aids in blocking sugar absorption in the small intestine and supports in normalizing lower blood sugar levels.
Gymnemic acid - promotes the production of insulin, aids in improving glucose utilization and may even help to regenerate islet beta cells within the pancreas which produce insulin.
Gymnema Sylvestre has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine where it is also used to treat snake bites, colds and intestinal aliments. The leaves are widely used to soothe an upset stomach, and soothing constipation.
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• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
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• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 209346-51UPC:Global Trade Item Number: 767963024091Manufacturer Part Number 209346-51Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business dayWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 5.00 (in)