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Gymnema Sylvestre TeaGymnema Sylvestre Tea
a refreshing way to deal with sugar cravings

Gymnema sylvestre is a woody, climbing plant that grows in the central and tropical forests of central and southern India. In India it is known as Meshashringi or Gurmar which literally means "sugar destroyer" as it is known to mask the body's sense of taste of sugar. It is reported to also reduce cravings for sugar and has become popular amongst those who have sugar cravings and want to cut down on sugary foods in order to lose weight.

Gymnema sylvestre's principle use, however, is in the treatment of diabetes. Here it has developed a reputation for regulating or lowering blood sugar, a fact supported by objective tests. Although it has been used for 100's of years in Ayurvedic medicine, it has also been the subject of considerable objective studies since the early 20th Century. It has been shown to be effective in the regulation of blood sugar without reducing it to below normal levels. Gymnema leaves contain gymnemic acids, which are known to suppress transport of glucose from the intestine to the bloodstream, and a small protein, gurmar, that can interact with receptors on the tongue to detect the taste of sweetness in many foods. This dual action as been shown to reduce blood sugar as well as cholesterol levels in diabetic animals and humans and may account for the reports of appetite control and food cravings. It has also been shown to support healthy pancreatic function.

Gymnema Herbal Tea as offered here is a combination of Gymnema sylvestre and green Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis), a combination, which in addition to it's medicinal and restorative properties "makes a very nice cup of tea" (according to several customer responses)

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Please note: this product is not being offered as a medical treatment for diabetes, eating disorders or any other medical condition. Please consult your doctor for the diagnosis or treatment of any such condition.




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