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  • Gudmar – Sugar Destroyer – Madhunashini – Gymnema sylvestre

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    Gurmar | Scientific Name: Gymnema sylvestre

    | Family: Apocynaceae |  Parts Used: Dry Leaves

    Property Description
    Taste Bitter
    Virya (Potency) Cooling
    Vipaka (Post-digestive effect) Pungent (Katuka)
    Doshas (Ayurvedic body types) Balances Pitta and Kapha
    Gunas (Qualities) Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry), Tikshna (sharp)
    Actions Medohara (reduces fat), Kaphahara (reduces Kapha), Vatahara (reduces Vata), Amahara (reduces Ama)
    Uses Helps control blood sugar, aids digestion, promotes weight loss, reduces inflammation
    Contraindications Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using it. It may also lower blood sugar levels, so people with hypoglycemia should use it with caution.


    Active compounds and their benefits found in gurmar:

    Active Compound Benefits
    Gymnemic acids Anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-obesity properties
    Gymnemasaponins Anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties
    Gymnemanol Anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties
    Gymnemagenin Anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties
    D-quercitol Anti-diabetic and antioxidant properties
    Lupeol Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
    Beta-sitosterol Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and cholesterol-lowering properties
    Stigmasterol Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties
    Kaempferol Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
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