Origin: Derived from a shrub native to India and Africa called Gymnema Sylvestre
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Overview: Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing shrub native to India and Africa where the leaves are used to make medicine. It is used for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and cough. It is also used for malaria and as a snake bite antidote, digestive stimulant, laxative, appetite suppressant, and diuretic. Gymnema Sylvestre may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made.
Common Dosage: Currently, there is no standard dosage for Gymnema Sylvestre.