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Intro to Gymnema – The Sugar Destroyer

One of Seynani's main ingredient is an ancient herb called Gymnema.  Gymnema sylvestre is a valuable herb belonging to the Asclepiadaceae family.  It is widely distributed in India, Malaysia, Srilanka, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Tropical Africa and the South western region of the people of Republic of China.  Gymnema is a woody vine like climbing plant that grows in the Tropical forest of central and Southern India.  It came to be known as 'destroyer of sugar' because, in ancient times, Ayurvedic physicians observed that chewing a few leaves of gymnema sylvestre suppressed the taste of sugar.  The word Gymnema is derived from a Hindu word 'Gurmar' meaning 'destroyer of sugar' and it is believed that it might neutralize the excess of sugar in the body.  Gymnema contains a substance that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestines.  Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cell in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made. 

Benefits of Gymnema in a nutshell:

  • Suppresses Sugar
  • Controls Obesity
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-inflammatory Activities
  • Antimicrobial

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