Gudmar plant also known as madhunashini in ayurveda (gymnema sylvestre) is highly praised for its anti diabetic properties, its uses in PCOS or PCOD
Gymnema sylvestre or meshashringi is an herb of tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka. It is also known as Gymnema, Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, and Periploca of the woods.
This herb has different name in different languages of India
- Bengali -meshashrunga
- Gujarati -gudmar, madhunashini
- Hindi -gurmar
- Kannada -madhunashini
- Konkani -kawli
- Malayalam– chakkarakolli
- Marathi -bedakicha pala , gudmar
- Oriya -lakshmi , mendhasingia ,nagapushpi
- Sanskrit -madhunaashini , meshasringa
- Tamil -sirukurinjan, kokilam,
- Telagu -Podapatri –
- Urdu -gurmar
Medicinal uses and health benefits of gudmar or gymnema sylvestre
Effect on Doshas
This herb is bitter to taste and light taste. It dries up the tissues, normalises kapha and vata, and has hot potency. The leaves of herb madhunashini, when consumed act on taste buds and temporarily arrests their function. You will not be able feel the taste of sweets for few hours.
Helps in Digestion
Gudmar or Madhunashini is hot in potency . Its fresh juice stimulates liver and improves digestion and appetite. This herb also acts as a laxative, hence helps in constipation.
Ayurveda acharyas specially recommend this herb to lower blood sugar level. Recent research have also proved this effect. Hence this herb is also helpful to diabetic men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction due to Diabetes. (Check Diabetic Vajikarana Therapy).
For Weight Loss
Gudmar or madhunashini plant,( gymnema sylvestre ) is very good effective weight loss herb (Check Nilobese Ayurvedic Weight Loss Tea). Since it balances kapha and vata it helps in weight loss. It is also useful for obese men who have low sexual function (check Obese Vajikarana Therapy)
Best herb for PCOS or PCOD
The following three properties of Gudmar or Madhunashini have made this herb an excellent remedy for female infertility which happens due to PCOS or PCOD.
- The property of lowering blood sugar level
- Improving sensitivity of cells to insulin
- Helping in weight loss ( Check Ayurvedic Weight Loss COMBO)
- Stimulating the inner mucosal membranes of uterus.
Hence doctors at MOOLIKA AYURVEDA have added this herb as an ingredient in PCORID CAPSULES which are the best ayurvedic treatment for PCOS or PCOD. PCORID capsules when used with UTONORM CAPSULES for three months gives excellent results in PCOD or PCOS. ( Check here for Ayurvedic PCOD or PCOS Treatment Combo)
Reduces effects of poison
It is used as anti dote for snake and scorpions bites.
In skin diseases
It accelerates wound healing and also used in keloids and papules. It reduces inflammation of affected part. It is also useful in psoriasis