*Madhunashini translates into being the destroyer of sweetness. This amazing herb has the power to neutralize sweet cravings even before you reach for that sweet treat. Regular use of Madhunashini is found to optimize sugar metabolism. It is a powerful herb for balancing individuals with abnormal sugar metabolism. It provides overall well being by supplying energy at the cellular level.
*Benefits include maintaining healthy sugar metabolism, promotes appetite control, weight management, promotes healthy skin, digestion and urinary function.
Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical name - Gymnema Sylvestre
English name - Gymnema, Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, Periploca of the woods
Large, woody, twining shrub, pubescent when young. Leaves – simple, opposite, elliptic or ovate, with the rounded or cordate base with short petioles. Flowers – small, greenish-yellow in umbellate cymes, spirally arranged. Calyx pubescent, divided to the base. Fruits – slender, follicles up to 7.5 cm long. Seeds are flat with a marginal wing. Plant flowers and fruits in March-June
TASTE: Astringent, Pungent, Bitter
QUALITY: Light, dry, Clear
POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT: Pungent
Bhavaprakasha – Guduchyadi Varga
मेषशृङ्गी रसे तिक्ता वातला श्वासकासहृत् |
रूक्षा पाके कटुस्तिक्ता व्रणश्लेष्माक्षिशूलनुत् ||२१६||
मेषशृङ्गीफलं तिक्तं कुष्ठमेहकफप्रणुत् |
दीपनं स्रंसनं कासकृमिव्रणविषापहम् ||२१७||