GOODNESS OF GYMNEMA
Gymnema is known as ‘sugar destroyer’ in Ayurveda. Gymnemic Acids is the key component of the plant, which mimics the molecules of the glucose and numbs the receptor areas on the tongue. Besides Gymnemic acids, it also contains Beta-Amyrin, Stigmasterol, Lupeopl and Quercitor. All these compounds work synergistically and help the body in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
HOW IS GYMNEMA SLYVESTRE USEFUL?
Gymnema Slyvestre is a perennial woody climber found across India. In the folk medicines of the Indian subcontinent the leaves of Gymnema Slyvestre is used for regulating glucose level. In Sanskrit, Gymnema Slyvestre is known as Meshshringi. However, a more popular name of the herb is Gurmar, which literally means ‘the sugar destroyer’.
Morpheme Gymnema contains Gymnema sylvestre (500 mg. ) (Meshshringi) (Leaf) Extract Gymnemic Acid>25%.
HOW TO USE
Morpheme Gymnema can be taken as per the recommendation of a doctor. You need to take the capsules after the meals. The recommended dosage for adults is 1 – 2 capsules. You can take the pills either with milk or water.
BENEFITS OF GYMNEMA
A study conducted, which was conducted on rats for one year did not exhibit any toxicity. Limited study on humans has also confirmed that it is safe to use for about one or two years. The Ayurvedic experts, who have extensive knowledge and experience with Gymnema sylvestre have not come across any key side-effects of using this herb. A dietary toxicity study was conducted on Wistar rats by the scientists in Tokyo, Japan. The rats were administered the leaf extract of Gymnema Sylvestre for 52 weeks.
This oral repeated dose-toxicity was carried out in both genders of the rats. The Wistar rats were given a graded dosage of the herbal plant at 0.01%, 0.10% and 1% of basal-powder diet and another group was fed only on the basal-powder-diet (without gymnema). The rats were subjected to intermediate examination at 26 weeks and final examination at 52 weeks. They were subjected to pathological examination, serum chemistry and hematology.