Gudmar – Sugar Destroyer – Madhunashini – Gymnema sylvestre


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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गुडूचि: शतश्लोकी च मधुनाशिनी तथा।
मधुमेहविनाशिनी च सर्वदा तु सदा भवेत्॥


gudūciḥ śataślokī ca madhunāśinī tathā
madhumehavināśinī ca sarvadā tu sadā bhavet


Gymnema sylvestre, also known as Gurmar, has a hundred stems and is a destroyer of sugar or sweet taste. It is also known as Madhunashini and is a destroyer of diabetes. Gurmar is an herb that should always be used.


Ayurvedic benefits of gurmar and how it is commonly used:

  • Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels: Gurmar is believed to support healthy blood sugar levels by inhibiting sugar absorption in the intestines and promoting insulin production in the body. It is commonly used in Ayurveda to support individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance.
  • Promotes Digestive Health: Gurmar is believed to have digestive properties that can help support healthy digestion and reduce gastrointestinal issues like constipation and bloating.
  • Supports Weight Loss: Gurmar is believed to help promote weight loss by reducing appetite and sugar cravings. It is often used in Ayurveda as a natural weight loss aid.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Gurmar is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and relieve pain.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Gurmar is believed to have antioxidant properties that help protect the body against oxidative stress and free radical damage.
  • Supports Oral Health: Gurmar is believed to help maintain healthy teeth and gums by preventing the formation of plaque and reducing inflammation in the mouth.
  • Supports Liver Health: Gurmar is believed to support healthy liver function by promoting the elimination of toxins from the body.


common vernacular names for Gurmar in different languages:

  • Hindi: Gurmar, गुड़मार
  • Sanskrit: Meshashringi, मेषशृंगी
  • Tamil: Shirukurinjan, சிறுகுறிஞ்சன்
  • Telugu: Podapatra, పొడపాత్ర
  • Kannada: Sakkarege Nerale, ಸಕ್ಕರೆಗೆ ನೆರಳೆ
  • Malayalam: Madhunashini, മധുനാശിനി
  • Bengali: Meshashringi, মেষশৃঙ্গী
  • Gujarati: Gymnema, ગિમ્નેમા
  • Marathi: Kavali, कवळी
  • Punjabi: Gurmar, ਗੁਡਮਾਰ

Gurmar is commonly used in Ayurvedic formulations such as teas, capsules, and powders. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using gurmar, as it may interact with certain medications and may not be suitable for everyone.

Additional information


100 Grams, 200 Grams, 400 Grams, 900 Grams


Natural, Powder


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