Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce sugar cravings and lower blood sugar levels. It works by inhibiting the absorption of sugar in the gut and by reducing the taste of sweetness on the tongue. It may also stimulate insulin production and increase insulin sensitivity, which can help lower blood sugar levels.
Directions: add one teaspoon of gymnema sylvestre to boiling water. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.