Gurmar (Gymnema Sylvestre)is an Indian herb. the word "Gurmar" literally means "sugar destroyer". Gumar has been used for centuries to treat diabetes.
One study found that when 22 people with type 2 diabetes were given 400 mg of gumar for 18 - 20 months, along with their diabetes medication, they showed significant reduction in blood glucose. Five participants were able to get off their diabetes drugs and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
200 - 250 mg of standardized Gurmar extract twice daily.
May cause reaction in people allergic to milkweed.
More information on diabetes management and sugar control at Diabetes and Sugar Management