What is Gymnema Sylvestre?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Meshashringi MediHerb Gymnema


Gymnema sylvestre is a plant used in India and parts of Asia as a natural treatment for diabetes or “sweet urine.” The herb’s active ingredient, gymnemic acid, is extracted from leaves and roots, and helps to lower and balance blood sugar levels.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gymnema Sylvestre

Side effect Patients Percentage
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1


Based on patients currently taking Gymnema Sylvestre

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Gymnema Sylvestre

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Gymnema Sylvestre


Currently taking Gymnema Sylvestre

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Gymnema Sylvestre

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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