Gymnema is a woody climbing shrub native to India and Africa. The leaves are used to make medicine. Gymnema has a long history of use in India's Ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi name for gymnema means "destroyer of sugar."
People use gymnema for diabetes, weight loss, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
The Hindi name, gurmar, means "destroyer of sugar." Today, gymnema 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 As the name Gurmar (Sanskrit Name) itself means Sugar Killer. Gurmar (Gymnema Sylvestre) helps to maintain healthy sugar level in the body that is already within normal limits. The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb