Gymnema sylvsetre is a shrub that is native to Australia, Africa and India.
It has been used in the ancient Indian medicine practice Ayurveda for 1000’s of years.
It has been used as a traditional remedy for diabetes, and malaria.
The herb is thought to inhibit the absorption of sugar.
It has been shown to reduce sugar cravings and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers have shown that it can reduce the ability to taste sweetness and thus make sweet foods less appetizing.
If you are a diabetic on medication, you should consult with your physician before trying.
Gymnema sylvestre is considered safe for most people, but it should not be taken by children, or women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant.