Gymnema Sylvestre

Gymnema Sylvestre is a staple herb of the Ayurvedic apothecary, traditionally used for supporting balanced blood sugar levels and dulling the palate to the taste of sweets. Gymnema is fascinating in that it works a multifaceted path towards maintaining healthy blood sugar.

On the one hand, Gymnema Sylvestre (also called Gurmar, meaning “sweet destroyer”) helps support healthy pancreas functions. By working directly on the level of the blood (rakta), it helps balance the blood sugar levels.

Take the Taste Test

Put some Gymnema Sylvestre on the tongue and taste something sweet. It blocks the ability to taste sweet in the mouth and assimilate sweet in the small intensive by doing this. It works on the fat (medha) tissues in the body to help regulate the way sweet and fatty foods are metabolized.

Perhaps one of the most interesting attributes of Gymnema is its ability to lessen the experience of cravings for sweet foods and regulate an excessive appetite in general. It can play a game-changing role in a weight balancing routine, and can be combined with Shilajit for boosting energy levels.

Cautions: Gymnema is not to be used by those experiencing hypoglycemia, and patients on medication for diabetes are advised to use caution, monitor their blood sugar levels and speak with their healthcare provider when considering a program that incorporates Gymnema.

Energetics of Gymnema Sylvestre

Taste (Rasa): Bitter, astringent

Energy (Virya): Cooling

Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Pungent

Quality (Guna): Dry, light

Constitution Effect (Dosa): PK -, V+

Tissue (Dhatu): Plasma, Blood, Fat, Reproductive

Channel (Srotas): Digestive, circulatory, urinary, and reproductive

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