Accession Number: pdtdbp00061

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Gymnema
Alternative Names : Gimnema, Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, Miracle Fruit, Miracle Plant, Periploca of the woods, சக்கரைக்கொல்லி, சிறுகுறிஞ்சா
Scientific Name : Gymnema sylvestre
Medicinal Parts : Leaf, Seed
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (12/82) :
Alternoside II, Betaine, Calcium, β-Carotene, Choline, Chromium, Cobalt, Conduritol A, Gurmarin, Gymnemagenin, Gymnemasaponin I, Gymnemasaponin II, Gymnemasaponin III, Gymnemasaponin IV, Gymnemasaponin V, Gymnemaside I, Gymnemaside II, Gymnemaside III, Gymnemaside IV, Gymnemaside V, Gymnemaside VI, Gymnemaside VII, Gymnemasin A, Gymnemasin B, Gymnemasin C, Gymnemasin D, Gymnemic acid, Gymnemic acid A, Gymnemic acid B, Gymnemic acid C, Gymnemic acid D, Gymnemic acid W, Gymnemic acid Y, Gymnemic acid Z, Gymnemic acid I, Gymnemic acid II, Gymnemic acid III, Gymnemic acid IV, Gymnemic acid V, Gymnemic acid VI, Gymnemic acid VII, Gymnemic acid VIII, Gymnemic acid IX, Gymnemic acid X, Gymnemic acid XI, Gymnemic acid XII, Gymnemic acid XIII, Gymnemic acid XIV, Gymnemic acid XV, Gymnemic acid XVI, Gymnemic acid XVII, Gymnemic acid XVIII, Gymnemoside A, Gymnemoside B, Gynosaponin TN 2, Gypenoside II, Gypenoside LV, Gypenoside LXII, Gypenoside LXIII, Gypenoside LXXIV, Gypenoside V, Gypenoside XLIII, Gypenoside XLV, Gypenoside XLVII, Gypenoside XXVIII, Gypenoside XXXVII, Iron, Longispinogenin 3-O-β-D-glucuronopyranoside, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, Trimethylamine, (-)-Viburnitol, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Zinc
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00236, pdtdbl00035, pdtdbl00042, pdtdbl00235, pdtdbl00237, pdtdbl00234, pdtdbl00077, pdtdbl00233, pdtdbl00008, pdtdbl00009, pdtdbl00010, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :

Gymnema has played an important role in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, most notably to control blood sugar. Chewing the leaves destroys the ability to identify the sweet taste, giving it the common Hindi name of gurmar, or "sugar destroyer." Gymnema is used for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and cough. It is also used for malaria and as a snake bite antidote, digestive stimulant, laxative, appetite suppressant, and diuretic.

Gymnema contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made.

Clinical studies investigating diabetes have typically used 200 or 400 mg extract daily, standardized to contain 25% gymnemic acids.

Plant Keywords : Gymnema, Gymnema sylvestre, Gimnema, Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, Miracle Fruit, Miracle Plant, Periploca of the woods, சக்கரைக்கொல்லி, சிறுகுறிஞ்சா
Plant References :
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnema_sylvestre
  2. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-841-gymnema.aspx?activeingredientid=841&activeingredientname=gymnema
  3. https://phytochem.nal.usda.gov/phytochem/plants/show/995?qlookup=Gymnema+Sylvestre
  4. https://www.drugs.com/npc/gymnema.html
  5. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/np0004451
Gymnema

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