Latin Name

Gymnema sylvestre

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Leaves and Root
(पत्र, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

Lot of research has been done on anti-diabetic properties of this plant. Leaves on chewing block the sensors for sweet taste on tongue hence person can not recognize sweet taste. Its root has emetic properties. Seeds are used in sinusitis and cough due to its mucolytic properties. It is also used in remittent fever. It has diuretic properties and used as supplementary in treatment of urinary calculus.

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