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Gymnema sylvestre(Gurmari)

Common Name: Gurmari, Gurmarbooti, Gurmar, periploca of the woods, meshasring
Plant name: Gymnema sylvestre

Chemical constituents: The principle active ingredient is Gymnemic acid. The other compounds found were Calcium oxalate, anthraquinone compound, Tartaric acid, cellulose, ash, quercitol but no tannin was found.
 Astringent, stomachic, tonic and refrigerant.
This is one of the main herbs used for healing diabetes mellitus.
Gymnema removes sugar from pancreas, restores pancreatic function.
In stimulating  the circulatory system, increases urine secretion.
It  is also useful for the treatment of swollen glands, cough, and fever.

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