Hindi: Guæmár (meaning: sugar destroying)
gauzmaar (common name)
Part Used: Roots, leaves
Habitat: Climbing plant found in the Himalayas, Central and Southern India, and on the Western Ghats in Goa
Energetics: Astringent, refrigerant, tonic PK-V+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, fat, reproductive Systems: Circulatory, urinary, reproductive Action: Antiperiodic, diuretic, stomachic
Uses: A main herbs diabetes mellitus; removes sugar from pancreas, restores pancreatic function; leaves stimulate the circulatory system; increases urine secretion; activates the uterus; swollen glands; cough; fever.
Precautions: Leaves stimulate the heart
Preparation: Decoction, powder