Gymnema Leaf, Organic 1oz
Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre)
This astringent, pungent/heating herb is also called Gurmar ("sweet taste destroyer") in Ayurveda and the leaves help control the appetite, reduce sugar cravings and works to calm and soothe the liver and pancreas. It is indicated for initial onset diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia, kidney stones, enlargement of liver and spleen.
Recently, it has been discovered that polycystic ovarian syndrom (PCOS) is connected to insulin resistance. Formulas containing Gymnema/Gurmar may be useful for treating this condition.
Precautions: Use during pregnancy needs further research to determine safety for mother and child.
*Sources: The Yoga of Herbs by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad; "Just Call it Gurmar" by Mary Susan Pabst