Gymnema Sylvestre has been used in India for many years now,mainly because of its taste modulating properties and taste sensation suppression.It is widely known as “the destroyer of sugar”.
It is also efficient inlowering the levels of liquids in the blood relieving the symptoms of allergicreactions and fighting various viral infections. It can also come in very handyfor the people who suffers from diabetes mellitus because it is efficient inlowering the sugar that is to be absorbed in the stomach, raising the levels ofinsulin and block the absorption of dietary fats.
If used for shorter periods of time, gymnema sylvestreusually does not pose any severe side effects. On the other hand it is usedfor longer periods of time, it should not cause any changes in the bloodchemical and hematological parameters, but still it may contribute to theincrease of systolic blood pressure. Since it also lowers the levels of sugarin the blood, those who suffer from diabetes should definitely consult thedoctor before using gymnema sylvestre.
Gymnema symvestre is very efficient in helping one to loseexcess weight and promoting very healthy levels of lipids in the blood. It alsohas very potent antibacterial properties which come in very handy in fightingvarious conditions caused by the activity of microbes and bacteria. Gymnemasylvestre is beneficial in influencing a wide range of lipid metabolism andmaintaining a healthy balance of triglycerides and serum cholesterol in theblood. It is also very good in excreting acid steroids and neutral sterols outof the human body. Due to its abundance of saponins and certain sodium salts itis good for decreasing the desire for sweets.
Gymnema sylvestre leaf extracts are remarkably important forpeople who suffer from diabetes because they support the homeostasis of theblood glucose, increases the levels of serum insulin and regenerate the endocrinepancreas. When used in the power form, gymnema sylvestre regulates the levelsof sugar in the blood by increasing the activity of enzymes which utilize theglucose by pathways that depends on insulin.
Because of these properties, it isvery efficient in correcting the metabolic arrangement of muscles, liver andthe kidney in people who suffer from diabetes. The leaves of gymnema sylvestre have a verypotent antihyperglycemic effect which gets enhanced even further by gymnemicacid. These properties are in charge of the excretion of bile acid and fecalcholesterol.