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
Texts of Ayurveda explain the medicinal properties of this herbs as follows
This herb is bitter to taste and light taste. It dries up the tissues, normalises kapha and vata, and has hot potency. The herb madhunashini, when consumed acts on taste buds and temporarily arrests their function. You will not be able feel the taste of sweets for few hours.
Gudmar or Madhunashini improves digestion and appetite.
Ayurveda acharyas specially recommend this herb to lower blood sugar level. Recent research have also proved this effect. It is very good effective weight loss herb (Check Nilobese Ayurvedic Weight Loss Tea).
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)
Same way this herb is also helpful to diabetic men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction due to Diabetes. (Check Diabetic Vajikarana Therapy). It is also useful for obese men who have low sexual function (check Obese Vajikarana Therapy)
This herb also acts as a laxative, hence helps in constipation.
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