Gymnema sylvestre may help diabetics control their blood sugar. The herb reduces blood sugar levels in the blood when it is used regularly for a long period of time.
Though gymnema sylvestre can lower blood sugar levels, it usually does not force blood sugar below normal levels. However, this can still happen in a small percentage of users.
The herb may also help those trying to curb their sweet tooth. The gymnemic acids reduce the taste of sugar, which helps control sugar cravings. This effect lasts about 15 minutes after ingestion
Gymnema sylvestre, when applied in a powdered form to a snakebite, helps heal the wound. It also may help reduce inflammation and ease asthma