Gymnema is a tropical woody vine native to tropical Asia, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and Australia. Its common names are: Gymnema, Australian Cowplant, Periploca Of The Woods, and the Hindi term gurmar, which means “Sugar Destroyer”.
The use of Gymnema has been around for thousands of years. Most plant-based medicines have more research behind them than modern-day pharmaceutical interventions because of their lengthy relevance in human history.
While plant-based medicines are efficient at restoring our health without damaging side effects, modern-day pharmaceuticals are famously acquainted with devastating risks.
For example, in this episode, Dr. Patrick exposes the truth behind the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. He explains how our brain is the organ that uses the most cholesterol (not the heart).
Lipitor is the highest-selling drug of all time, being overly prescribed by medical personnel. However, since it reduces cholesterol levels in all organs, it can cause the brain to develop degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Researchers have found that Gymnema’s constituents hold metabolic properties to maintain cholesterol levels in a healthy manner (without the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia).
Gymnemic acid formulations (the main constituent in Gymnema) is best known for its anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties.