By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
If one plant were designated as being effective in the fight against diabetes, it could be Gymnema sylvestre. Dozens of studies, including some recent ones, have shown Gymnema sylvestre to possess a number of properties that make it well worth a second and third look if you are considering natural, alternative ways to manage type 2 diabetes.
Gymnema sylvestre fights diabetes from several angles
The herb Gymnema sylvestre is indigenous to the tropical forests of India, and its leaves have been valued as a treatment for diabetes for nearly 2,000 years. Gymnema sylvestre is highly regarded in Ayurvedic medicine, and its Hindi name, “gurmar,” means “destroyer of sugar.”