Gudmar Scientific Name
Gudmar Other Names
Hindi: Gudmar, Gurmar
French: Kino des Indes, Pterocarpe a bourse
Sanskrit: Meshashringi, madhunashini
What is Gudmar?
Gudmar or Gurmar is a climber plant and popular Ayurvedic herb for it’s immense medicinal and healing properties.
The leaves of the trees contain gymnemic acids, a bioactive compound, that suppresses sweet taste receptors on the tongue, which makes this a valued herb in diabetic treatment. This herb is also popularly known as Madhunashini in Sanskrit meaning “sugar destroyer”.
Common forms of Gudmar
Gudmar is commonly used for:
- Treating and managing Diabetes
- Promoting weight loss
- Curing metabolic syndrome
- Stimulating digestion
- Creating malaria and snake bites
- Curing cough
- Softening the stools and aiding bowel movement in constipation
- Increasing urine excretion (diuretic)
- Treating wounds & ulcers
Powder: ¼ – ½ tsp once or twice daily or as prescribed
Capsule: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily or as prescribed
Gudmar Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: Excess intake can lower blood pressure and cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, light-headedness, etc.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid taking.
Children: Not known.