How Meshashringi lowers your blood sugar level
Meshashringi is also known as gurmar, periploca of the woods or Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre). It has been used to treat many health conditions since ancient times such as for allergies, urinary tract infections, anemia, hyperactivity, digestion, cholesterol, and weight control. Still lot of research is going on to prove effectiveness of this remedy. Meshashringi from Himalaya lowers cholesterol slightly, but not enough to be regarded as a significant remedy.
Meshashringi said to have a hypoglycemic effect. Hypoglycemic means it lowers blood sugar level. Leaf extracts are used; these contain an active constituent known as gymnemic acid.
The individual gymnemic acid is linen-type triterpenoid saponin includes gymnemic acids I-VII, gymnemosides A-F and gymnemasaponins. Meshashringi increases the activity of enzymes responsible for glucose absorption and utilization.
Meshashringi is known for its anti-diabetic properties. It helps to reduce excessive blood sugar. It also has a regenerative effect on pancreatic beta cells and insulinotropic activity, which means that it stimulates the production and activity of insulin. Meshashringi helps decrease the craving for sugar. Eating the fresh leaves numbs the taste buds to the sense of sweet or bitter. It temporarily abolishes the taste of sugar and helps neutralize excessive sugar present in the body in diabetes mellitus.
Because of this property it is also known as “sweet destroyer”. Along with Anti- diabetic property this plant also has weight loss also. No doubt that Meshashringi has lots of properties to treat no of diseases. Lot of research is going on this plant and clinical trials are also going. Till date no any side effect has been reported in any scientific journals. A different research group has reported that Meshashringi is beneficial for diabetes type I and type II. Great news for diabetes patients who are tired of using allopathic medicines.
So from research we can say that Meshashringi is one of the effective remedy for lowering blood sugar level and also for overweight patients.