gauzmaar, Gymnemasylvestre, Sarpa-darußhtrika


Sanskrit: Sarpa-darußhtrika

Hindi: Guæmár (meaning: sugar destroying)

gauzmaar  (common name)

 English: None

Latin: Gymnemasylvestre

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

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