Latin: Gymnema sylvestre
Country of Origin: Inida
Actions: Astringent, cough suppressant, diuretic, hypoglycemic, laxative, refrigerant stomachic, tonic
Energetics: Moistening, cooling, and sweet
Precautions: If you are insulin dependent, consult with qualified health-care pracitioner as the herb may affect the amount of insulin you may need.
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References: Desktop guide to herbal medicine