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What Gymnema herb Is:

A longtime treatment for diabetes in India, gymnema is a vine with egg-shaped leaves and yellow flower clusters. Indigenous to tropical Asian forests, it popped up in American health food stores only relatively recently—and for the entirely wrong reason. It was hawked as a natural "sugar blocker" that could prevent the body's absorption of the sweet stuff—thus, allegedly, preventing absorption of the calories. In truth, all gymnema can do in this regard is block your taste of sweetness (and only if applied directly to the tongue and not swallowed). The plant holds its true medicinal value for those who shouldn't be consuming sugar in the first place: It might be one of the best herbal therapies for people with diabetes.

Long used in traditional Indian medicine as a treatment for diabetes, gymnema herb has been shown to help in blood sugar control, possibly by improving insulin production.

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Gymnema is used to treat Type I and Type II diabetes.

Cautions

Anyone using herbs to treat diabetes should have their blood sugar closely monitored.

 
 
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