The Gymnema plant is harvested in the wild in Central India, as well as some parts of China. The leaves have been in use for thousands of years for medicinal purposes throughout Asia.
Gymnema leaves can be prepared into herbal tea. The powder can also be used to make capsules, as well as added to herbal beverages.
Gymnema leaves have a bitter taste and can suppress sweet taste receptors for a few hours.
Botanical Name: Gymnema sylvestre
Also known as: Periploca of the wood, Australian Cow Plant, Ipecacuanha, Gurmaar Buuti, Mesasrangi, Podapatro, Kaavalee, Gudmaar, Passaam, Meshashringi, Meshavalli, Ajashringi, Chhaagalshrngi, Hashishatul Saboon, حشيشة الصابون