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gymnema

Gymnema is a plant most known for helping with weight loss as also helping combat diabetes. It is one of the best in the world for it's promoting an aversion to sweet things and helps lessen your cravings for them [1]. It exhibits properties that help with diabetes as well. The anti-diabetic aspect of the plant blocks the absorption of sugar (calories). This in turn both helps you loose weight and lowers your blood sugar [1].

Additional studies on mice also show its effectiveness to lower blood sugar and increase insulin production [2]. In addition, The dried leaves have strong antimicrobial properties compared to other drugs for the same purpose. This can lead to better / safer health products with less sidefects [3].

Use the leaves fresh or dry to make teas, tinctures, and powdered supplements.

Sources
  1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210803315300105
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661803002196
  3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221618913601316