What is Gymnema Sylvestre?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Meshashringi MediHerb Gymnema

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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
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gymnema Sylvestre

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1

Why patients stopped taking Gymnema Sylvestre

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

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Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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