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20 Jul 2016
Apart from being effective in treating diabetes, Gymnema is used to treat gastric problems, water retention, constipation, and liver disease. Good news is that today, high quality Gymnema is available in supplement form and is recommended largely to fight diabetes.

Leaves of Gymnema contain gymnemic acids that are believed to be accountable for the various biological effects of Gymnema. Gymnema’s Hindi name translates to “destroyer of sugar” because the leaves work on the taste buds and curb the sensation of identifying sweetness. The acids tend to mimic the glucose molecules & act to numb all the receptor sites found on the tongue, ultimately helping the person to stay away from the taste of sugar. Gymnema leaves are also used in...