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Shardunika {Gymnema Sylvestre}

Shardunika also called Gurmar balances Vata and Kapha

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances all three doshas
  2. Taste – Bitter astringent
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Action: Supports healthy blood sugar levels
  5. Other Uses: Supports proper function of the pancreas,  regulates the appetite and cravings for sweet food, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, stomachic, anticonvulsive, diuretic, digestive, antipyretic, anthelmintic, and analgetic 


Modern Research

It has been studied especially for its antihyperglycemic,antihyperlipidemic, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and antioxidantactivity as well as its effects on the taste of sugar.