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Gymnema sylvestre: A Memoir.

Kanetkar P, Singhal R, Kamat M - J Clin Biochem Nutr (2007)

Bottom Line: Gymnema sylvestre is regarded as one of the plants with potent anti diabetic properties.The active compound of the plant is a group of acids termed as gymnemic acids.This review will try to put forth an overall idea about the plant as well as present a molecular perspective linking the common medicine to the most common metabolic disorders.

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Affiliation: Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), University of Mumbai, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019 Maharashtra India.

ABSTRACT
Gymnema sylvestre is regarded as one of the plants with potent anti diabetic properties. This plant is also used for controlling obesity in the form of Gymnema tea. The active compound of the plant is a group of acids termed as gymnemic acids. It has been observed that there could be a possible link between obesity, Gymnemic acids and diabetes. This review will try to put forth an overall idea about the plant as well as present a molecular perspective linking the common medicine to the most common metabolic disorders.

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G. sylvestre parent plant (Courtesy: Laila Impex, Hyderabad, India. 2005).
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Figure 1: G. sylvestre parent plant (Courtesy: Laila Impex, Hyderabad, India. 2005).

Mentions: G. sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae), a vulnerable species is a slow growing, perennial, medicinal woody climber found in central and peninsular India. Fig. 1 shows a 5-year old parent plant. It is a potent antidiabetic plant and used in folk, ayurvedic and homeopathic systems of medicine. It is also used in the treatment of asthma, eye complaints, inflammations, family planning and snakebite. In addition, it possesses antimicrobial, antihypercholesterolemic, hepatoprotective and sweet suppressing activities. It also acts as feeding deterrents to caterpillar, Prodenia eridania; prevent dental caries caused by Streptococcus mutans and in skin cosmetics [2].


Gymnema sylvestre: A Memoir.

Kanetkar P, Singhal R, Kamat M - J Clin Biochem Nutr (2007)

G. sylvestre parent plant (Courtesy: Laila Impex, Hyderabad, India. 2005).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: G. sylvestre parent plant (Courtesy: Laila Impex, Hyderabad, India. 2005).
Mentions: G. sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae), a vulnerable species is a slow growing, perennial, medicinal woody climber found in central and peninsular India. Fig. 1 shows a 5-year old parent plant. It is a potent antidiabetic plant and used in folk, ayurvedic and homeopathic systems of medicine. It is also used in the treatment of asthma, eye complaints, inflammations, family planning and snakebite. In addition, it possesses antimicrobial, antihypercholesterolemic, hepatoprotective and sweet suppressing activities. It also acts as feeding deterrents to caterpillar, Prodenia eridania; prevent dental caries caused by Streptococcus mutans and in skin cosmetics [2].

Bottom Line: Gymnema sylvestre is regarded as one of the plants with potent anti diabetic properties.The active compound of the plant is a group of acids termed as gymnemic acids.This review will try to put forth an overall idea about the plant as well as present a molecular perspective linking the common medicine to the most common metabolic disorders.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), University of Mumbai, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019 Maharashtra India.

ABSTRACT
Gymnema sylvestre is regarded as one of the plants with potent anti diabetic properties. This plant is also used for controlling obesity in the form of Gymnema tea. The active compound of the plant is a group of acids termed as gymnemic acids. It has been observed that there could be a possible link between obesity, Gymnemic acids and diabetes. This review will try to put forth an overall idea about the plant as well as present a molecular perspective linking the common medicine to the most common metabolic disorders.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus