3 Great Herbs To Be Emotionally Healthy

Do you ever feel like an emotional ping-pong ball?

Do you have a hard time dealing with life’s emotional ups and downs?

Do you suffer from depression or anxiety?

Highly sensitive people have a particularly difficult time handling the emotional complexities of daily life. Not because they are weak, but because they notice everything!

Herbal Remedies And Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is challenging for anyone except the most hardened person.

In our big and complicated world, emotional openness and compassion do come with a price, however. We often get bogged down and even ill particularly if we are highly sensitive people.

One way to improve the situation is to take herbal remedies that chelp us be more emotionally healthy. Here are some that can do that for you.

Brahmi

Brahmi is one of the most important herbs for the brain. It is one of the natural herbs known as adaptogens.  An adaptogen is “…an herb product that…increase(s) resistance to stresstraumaanxiety and fatigue.”

According to Clarocet‘s reference library, Bacopa benefits are clear in four areas:

  • improved capacity for attention and focus,
  • improved ability to withstand emotional stress
  • reduction in nervousness and anxiety
  • improved immune system function.

Brahmi is unusual in that it helps the left and right hemispheres of the brain to work together, improves all aspects of mental functioning and helps us deal with stress.

Ashwaghandha

Ashwaghandha, like brahmi, is a restorative herb and adaptogen, which means it helps the body handle stress. making it very helpful for highly sensitive people.

  • It increases strength, protecting and enhancing the energy of the body which can be debilitated by stress and fatigue in highly sensitive people.
  • It supports the immune system and adrenal functioning. Adrenal fatigue is often a consequence of long term stress and can result in many other physical ailments including allergies and obesity.  Natural Herbs Guide cites a study which found that ashwagandha’s large number of antioxidents support the immune system and help with healthy aging.
  • Ashwaghandha helps stabilize blood sugar and supports the liver as well as the adrenals. Blood sugar levels can be adversely affected by chronic stress, a problem that HSP’s need to be aware of.
  • According to Ashwagandha Benefits, some people use it to minimize the effects of: chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, stress-induced ulcers and osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ashwaghanda is considered the top herb for the nervous system because of it calming capabilities and worth considering by HSP’s as a way to protect their sensitive nervous systems.

Arjuna

Arjuna is the Ayuvedic herb for the heart. It heals many heart conditions:

  • congestive heart disease
  • angina
  • cardiac arrhythmia
  • hypertension
  • cholesterol levels

In Ayurveda, the heart is not just a part of the physical body. It is also the seat of emotional health. Therefore, arjuna strengthens the heart and support emotional health.

Arjuna helps heal a “broken heart” which makes it a valuable herb for highly sensitive people, who suffer acutely from emotional disappointments and injury.

Becoming Emotionally Healthy

Being emotionally healthy comes from good health habits. HSP’s need to be careful about their work and social environments to minimize the chances of emotional injury.

Since it is not possible to control everything, these three herbs will help any HSP to cope better with the emotional demands of their environments.

 

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Herbs That Control Blood Sugar

When you put food into your mouth, you are not really eating.

Why?

Because most food has very little nourishment..

How this came to be is a story for another time.  However it is important for you to realize that what passes for food in the United States is sugar and a bunch of chemicals to give you a taste, but very little actual nourishment.

As a result, managing blood sugar levels is something that everyone needs to do.  The quality of much of our food is that bad. And given the amount of sugar in American food, managing blood sugar levels is going to be a challenge for the foreseeable future.

The Easiest Way To Manage Blood Sugar Levels

By far the easiest way to handle the blood sugar issue is to not have the problem. Depending on where you live and what types of food you have access to, it can be a challenge to put together a diet that is healthy: consisting of mainly vegetables, grains, fruits and legumes. Even those who have access to high quality food often find that having time to cook is difficult and healthy eating habits are difficult to achieve on a consistent basis.

Having said that, there is no question that making healthy eating an important long term priority is worth doing.  I would suggest starting with some good reading material:

  • one excellent resource is The Three Season Diet by Dr. John Douillard, which discusses the right way to eat for each season.  His book includes helpful recipes.
  • another is Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  This book is an excellent introduction to Ayurveda health practices including diet.  It includes food lists for each body type and can help you understand what is right for you.

While you are learning about and developing healthier eating habits herbs can come to the rescue to help you feel better.

 Herbs that Reduce Blood Sugar

There are a number of natural herbs that are very helpful for managing blood sugar.

They are:

  1. gymnema silvestre.  By all accounts, gymnema is the most useful herb for improving blood sugar levels.  The herb’s Hindu name refers to its function: “the sugar destroyer”.  According to WebMD, “Gymnema contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made.”
  2. neem. Neem is an herbal remedy made from various parts of the neem tree grown primarily in southeast Asia, although it can be found in Florida in the US.  Neem is an herb that provides a lot of support to the immune system, treats a variety of illnesses and improves blood sugar levels according to WebMD.  It’s comprehensive benefits make it a worthwhile addition to a daily health regimen.
  3. ginseng.  Some studies have indicated that ginseng can reduce blood sugar levels. According to Science Daily, American ginseng improves blood sugar levels, although apparently ginseng root is not as effective.

In addition fenugreek and turmeric are two herbs that can be taken with as supplements or as spices  which also have a beneficial effect. Fortunately, these herbs and spices are relatively inexpensive and worth considering to avoid the pain and expenses of difficult chronic diseases like diabetes. I have used them and I have found them to be safe.

3 Amazing Herbs For The Immune System

Do you think your immune system is taking adequate care of you?

Do you fall prey to seasonal illnesses or illnesses that get passed around: colds, flu, etc? Are sick more often than others around you?

If you are answering yes to the last two questions, then your immune system may not be protecting you adequately.

Highly Sensitive People And The Immune System

It is a bit unfair to blame the immune system for our getting sick particularly if you are a highly sensitive person.

One of the biggest health challenges that highly sensitive people have is supporting and maintaining a healthy immune system. Our immune system often cannot cope with the demands that our nervous systems and cultural expectations place on it.

Although everyone needs to take care of their immune systems, HSPs need to step up their self-care to compensate for higher demands on their bodies. The specific burden that highly sensitive people have is stress – stress in such high volume that it overwhelms our bodies, immune system included, if we are not careful. Even if we were to lead an extremely quiet lifestyle, we need to support our immune systems because our hyperactive nervous system are naturally active all of the time. In the best of situations, we are vulnerable to becoming depleted from nervous system stress.

The Special Problem Of Stress And The HSP Immune System

If we are experiencing a lot of stress and our immune systems become weakened, then when other problems arise, we have a more difficult time coping with them. Viruses, parasites, and other invaders are more likely to take hold in our systems.

Therefore, in addition to stress reduction strategies, it is a good idea for highly sensitive people to offer their bodies some immune system support. These herbs can help:

  1. ashwaghandha is one of the most important herbs for highly sensitive people because not only does it help with stress but it also builds you up. It has the ability to reduce high cortisol levels which gets activated under stress and which can be chronically active in highly sensitive people. Since highly sensitive people are under stress a lot of the time, ashwaghandha is highly valuable as a defense against the effects on long term elevated cortisol which can cause metabolic syndrome and other conditions. Metabolic syndrome is considered an indicator of the potential to eventually get diabetes. Ashwaghandha is one of the most important Ayurvedic herbs because it not only calms the nervous system, but it also boosts energy and vitality, making it particularly important for HSPs who often feel drained.
  2. tulsi or holy basil is considered a holy plant in Ayurveda that brings in positive energy into the body and help eliminate negative energy. It is rich in antioxidants and  strengthens the immune system. It is considered a healing agent for the nervous system, so it reduces stress symptoms. Like ashwaghandha, tulsi is considered an adaptogen, which means it will strengthen the body. Tulsi will improve mental functioning in particular the memory.
  3. neem is an amazing herb that is antiviral, antifungical, antibacterial and antiseptic. It is a blood cleaner that is beneficial for skin conditions and dental health. Neem is a strong immune system booster.

All of the herbs individually and combined will help any highly sensitive person to improve the functioning of their nervous and immune systems. They are herbs that I use and personally recommend.

Guduchi: 9 Ways To Protect Your Health

 

Guduchi is another exceptional herb used extensively in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian health care system.

Found in the Himalayas, guduchi is one of the few herbs that balances the entire body or all the doshas, the name for the three body-systems of Ayurveda.

Over thousands of years, Ayurveda has catalogued all of the physical effects of food, beverages and herbs on the body. It has accomplished this feat by identifying the qualities in each food.

Let’s consider a ripe banana. It has the qualities of being sweet, heating and sour. It affects the body’s doshas with its smoothness and heaviness. Some of these qualities are obvious and others are more subtle.  We can taste the sweetness of a banana and experience its smoothness and heaviness. The heating and sour actions of the banana are felt in the body after the fruit has been eaten.

Guduchi has the following physical effects: heating, bitter, astringent, light, unctuous, sweet and destroys toxins. It balances all of three doshas or bioenergies of the body: data – air and movement, pitta – digestion, and kappa – tissues and lubrication.

It is such a strong supporter of the immune system that it is thought to help increase the lifespan.  Guduchi offers these health benefits:

  1. improved immune system. It strengthens the immune system and helps with autoimmune diseases.  It also reduced the toxic effects of chemotherapy. By strengthening the immune system, it reduces the potential for cancer.
  2. improves conditions in the joints like gout and arthritis by acting as an anti-inflammatory.
  3. heals liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs and medicinal drugs. It repairs the liver tissue.
  4. heals skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and systemic lupus erythmatosis.
  5. heals gastrointestinal disease by healing various bowel conditions and rebalancing intestinal flora.
  6. regulates blood sugar levels.
  7. calms the nervous system.
  8. supports the reproductive system.
  9. rejuvenates the body.
Guduchi is known “as the one that protects the body”. It’s healing and protective abilities are prized in Ayurveda.  It is worth considering as part of a health regimen.
For highly sensitive people who suffer disabling stress and can be weakened by overstimulation, guduchi can provide some protection against the harms of modern life.

 

9 Ways Mangistha Destroys Toxins In The Body

Would you like to know that your immune system is functioning well and able to protect you?

Manjistha is a wonderful Ayurvedic herb that does just that.

Manjistha known as rubia cordifolia is a climbing medicinal plant found in the Himalayas. Its roots are used to create the medicinal supplement known as manjistha. It is a multi-purpose healer which addresses many conditions and symptoms. However, its most important role is the reduction of toxic reactions caused by detoxification sometimes called a healing crisis.

When toxins are loosened in the body they can enter the blood and other parts of the body causing serious damage. In addition, when detoxification happens too rapidly, various “healing” reactions can take place including psoriasis and ulcers as described by Vaidya Mishra, an Ayurvedic healer.

This herb is considered the best herb for blood purification since it supports detoxification when toxins can be removed from the liver and enter the bloodstream. Toxins can also be found in the blood when the various channels of the body are closed preventing the normal processing and removal of toxins from the body.

Many of the conditions helped by manjistha involve the blood and organs that affected by blood and blood toxicity. These are some important conditions that benefit from using it:

  1. skin diseases. It heals a variety of skin problems including eczema, psoriasis since the skin is a detoxifying organ.
  2. menstrual problems. Manjistha treats menstrual conditions since it purifies the blood.  It helps the post-natal healing of the uterus.
  3. blood resolution. This herb regulates blood clots, blood pressure, cleanse the blood and treats heart disease.
  4. immune system
  5. removes renal and gall bladder stones. Manjistha cleans and regulates the pancreas, spleen liver and kidneys which all have a role to play in digestion and toxin removal.
  6. urinary system disorders
  7. tumors. It destroys both benign and malignant tumors.
  8. some forms of herpes. Manjistha can treat herpes that is in the bloodstream.
  9. diabetic ulcers of the leg. Manjistha can help heal this debilitating condition.

Manjistha is a very useful herb for people who have eaten toxic diets for a long time, are suffering from toxic emotions and people who are in the process of detoxifying their bodies. It is a wonderful support for the immune system since it eliminates toxins that could become overwhelming to the immune system and increase blockages in the body.

Using manjistha is a great way to reduce the potential for serious illness.

Triphala: Super Herb For Super Health

If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would consider triphala one of the few essentials to have with me.

What is triphala? Triphala is one of the most important herbal preparations in existence.

I have been using it for over a decade as a general balancing herb.  It helps with premature graying of the hair because premature graying and balding occur in my family but fortunately not on my head.  I am happy to give triphala the credit.

It is such a well-rounded source of healing that I use it every day, and it helps me a lot. Triphala offers healing benefits to the entire human system. It is a special herb used extensively in the ancient healing system of Ayurveda which is over 5000 years old.

According to the Ayurveda Encyclopedia, triphala is an herbal mixture of three herbs, amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. The combination of the three herbs in triphala provides an herbal formula that works as a mild laxative that has the ability to rejuvenate the human system.

These are the specific conditions that each of the herbs can help heal:

Amalaki: it is used for:

  1. anemia
  2. arthritis
  3. asthma
  4. bronchitis
  5. colitis
  6. constipation
  7. diabetes
  8. duodenal and gastric ulcers
  9. eczema
  10. eye disorders
  11. chronic fever
  12. gout
  13. premature graying and balding
  14. heart attack prevention
  15. hepatitis
  16. hemorrhoids
  17. high blood pressure
  18. insomnia
  19. jaundice
  20. mental disorders
  21. menorraghia
  22. osteoporosis
  23. rebuilds blood
  24. bones, cells and tissues
  25. rheumatism
  26. liver and spleen weakness
  27. tuberculosis
  28. urinary disorders and difficulties
  29. vertigo
  30. vomiting

Bibhitaki

  1. colds, coughs and bronchitis
  2. chronic diarrhea
  3. dysentery
  4. eye disorders
  5. headache
  6. hemorrhoids
  7. gastrointestinal diseases
  8. digestive disorders leading to obesity
  9. laryngitis
  10. liver disorders
  11. mucus
  12. nausea
  13. stones including urinary tract stones
  14. vomiting
  15. sore throat and voice problems

Haritaki

  1. anemia
  2. cough
  3. hemorrhoids
  4. diarrhea
  5. gas
  6. fevers
  7. malabsorption of nutrients
  8. urinary diseases
  9. tumors
  10. blood purification
  11. spleen and liver disorders
  12. ulcerated gums
  13. muscular rheumatism
  14. heart
  15. skin conditions including itching
  16. edema
  17. nervous disorders

I consider triphala a natural balancer for the body.  It is gentle and inexpensive and a great preventative.

It is unrealistic to expect that we can prevent all imbalances in the body. Triphala is a great way to help yourself with the damage from stress, toxins in our food, water and air that we cannot control. It can help you feel more secure about your current and future health.

Triphala is one of my great finds in life. It would definitely get my vote on what to take with me on a deserted island.

7 Reasons To Use Ashwagandha For Your Health

One of Ayurveda’s most important herbs is ashwagandha which is known for its ability to relieve stress. According to Wikipedia, ashwagandha also known as Indian ginseng, is from the nightshade family – the same family that brings you potatoes, tomatoes, tobacco and petunias. It has been used for centuries for a variety of health benefits. Ashwagandha is important for highly sensitive people because it is a highly effective and non-toxic way to heal the effects of stress.

  1. In Ayurveda, it is used to treat all sorts of debilitating illnesses. Ashwaghandha is a restorative herb and adaptogen, which means it helps the body handle stress. making it very helpful for highly sensitive people.
  2. It is said to confer the strength of a horse, protecting and enhancing the energy of the body.
  3. Ashwagandha is often used as an aphrodisiac and enhancer of sexual energy but is increasingly seen as a useful herb to protect anyone from the effects of modern stressful living.
  4. According to Banyan Botanicals , ashwagandha is also useful in protecting bones and joints and therefore helps with arthritis.
  5. It supports the immune system and adrenal functioning. Adrenal fatigue is often a consequence of long term stress and can result in many other physical ailments including allergies and obesity.  Natural Herbs Guide cites a study on ashwagandha which found that this herb offered a lot of antioxidants which explains its support for the immune system, its restorative capabilities and its help with healthy aging. Ashwagandha helps minimize the effects of illness.
  6. According to Ashwagandha Benefits, some people use it to minimize the effects of chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, stress-induced ulcers and osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
  7. Ashwaghandha helps stabilize blood sugar and supports the liver as well as the adrenals.

Highly sensitive people suffer from chronic stress and other illnesses. Although changes to lifestyle can yield many benefits, highly sensitive people often need supplements to manage their stress levels and illnesses. Ashwagandha is an herb with few side effects that can be helpful to highly sensitive people although it is not recommended for pregnant women. Since HSPs have to struggle with the debilitating effects of stress, this beneficial herb can go a long way to supporting an HSP’s need to be strong in order to function well on a daily basis.

12 Important Ways Neem Helps Your Immune Health

Neem is a wonder herb for immune health. Neem has been used by the people of southeast Asia and India for thousands of years because of its benefits as an all-purpose support for the body.  Neem is a medicinal product derived from the neem tree which grows in hot climates.  In India, neem is considered a pharmacy unto itself.

Neem is a very important herb for highly sensitive people since HSPs are so physically challenged because of their sensitivity to stimulus and as a result their immune health can be compromised.  The tendency for their nervous systems to become overwhelmed and exhausted from stress means that highly sensitive people need all the help they can get.

So what does neem help with?

  1. neem helps all kinds of skin diseases, including acne, psoriasis, and eczema
  2. neem is good for the hair and also helps with head lice
  3. neem is wonderful for teeth and gums.  Gum disease is known to cause inflammation in the body and to be a factor in facilitating the development of cancer, a disease that HSPs have to be concerned about
  4. neem is antibacterial
  5. neem is antifungical
  6. neem is antiviral
  7. neem is antimicrobial and in some forms is used for wound cleaning
  8. neem helps with a number of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis
  9. neem helps with many conditions related to digestion including hyperacidity and is believed to help stabilize blood sugar and is considered a big help for diabetes sufferers
  10. neem is an excellent blood purifier
  11. neem relieves infections including urinary tract infection.
  12. neem strengthens the immune system.

Neem is inexpensive and a wonderful way to improve immune health for highly sensitive people without worrying about side effects.  For highly sensitive people suffering from genetic diseases, neem can relieve some of the physical destabilization that diseases present. and minimize the effects of toxins from food, water and social stress.

Neem offers relief in so many areas that it is worth considering as an important part of a daily regimen.

More Information:

Dr. Oz on Dental Problems, Disease and Neem

13 Herbs For Detoxing

My cat, Kelly, loves to eat my asparagus fern.

She is detoxing.

I learned from Dr. John Douillard of Lifespa in Colorado that new greens which emerge from the ground in the spring are meant to help us cleanse our intestinal tract after a winter of eating heavy insulating foods. There are specific steps in an effective detoxing program.

In order to detox well, you need the right diet and practices that will support the cleansing of your system.  In addition, there are herbs that are especially effective for removing the toxins that make you sluggish and create disease.

These are 13 Ayurvedic herbs for an effective detoxing and rejuvenation program (1)(2):

  1. for cleaning the lymphatic system, where our immune system is located: manjistha. According to the Ayurvedic Encyclopedia, manjistha is one of the best herbs for blood purification and for detoxing the liver of environmental toxins which are increasingly a reason for poor health. It also cleans and regulates the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys, all organs which are important parts of the digestive system, and is anti-cancer and anti-tumor.
  2. for repairing the mucus membrane of the gut, which becomes dysfunctional when clogged by heavy foods: turmeric. Turmeric helps relieve the mucus buildup that comes from eating heavy foods, regulates the metabolism, is a natural antibiotic that improves intestinal flora and purifies the blood.  It improves IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease and all inflammatory conditions.
  3. thinning the bile so that toxins do not get backed up in the liver forcing them into the body where they will be stored in fat cells: beets, fenugreek, cinnamon.
    • Beets improve lymph, liver and gall bladder functioning and act as a laxative as well.
    • Fenugreek is a rejuvenating herb that improves liver function and diabetic symptoms.
    • Cinnamon is a strengthener: it strengthens the metabolism, one’s constitution and the individual organs of digestion: the liver, spleen pancreas and kidneys.
  4. cleansing the liver for proper processing of fat soluble toxins: amalaki, guduchi, barberry.
    • Amalaki cleans the intestines, stops stomach and intestinal inflammation, and improves the symptoms of diabetes and gastrointestinal conditions.
    • Guduchi is a blood purifier that improves digestion. It supports the immune system.
    • Barberry is a kind of decongestant in that it reduces fat, reduces congestion in the stomach, regulates liver functioning and destroys toxins in the body.
  5. cell regeneration: shilajit. Shilajit restores oxygen and nutrition to depleted cells and strengthens the immune system.
  6. balancing blood sugar: gymnema sylvestre removes sugar from the pancreas and restores pancreatic function and making it one of the most important  Ayurvedic herbs for diabetes.
  7. restoring digestion: ginger, black pepper, long pepper. These three herbs all act on digestion to stimulate and restore the digestive fire.

These are all important and useful herbs for anyone seeking a strong digestive detox. I have personally used then and have been very pleased with the improvement to my well-being. They are worth considering as part of a detoxification plan.

(1) Some herbal information obtained from the Ayurvedic Encyclopedia.

(2)These herbs are part of Dr. John Douillard’s Colorado Cleanse.

Gymnema: Ayurvedic Herb For Diabetes and Blood Sugar Control

Are you under a lot of stress?

Is the stress you experience chronic?

Are you also a highly sensitive person?

Why HSPs Can Suffer From Diabetes

Diabetes is a risk for people who suffer from chronic stress because chronic stress keeps the body’s digestive system out of balance. Stress puts the body into a state of emergency that can raise blood sugar levels.  Over a long period of time, elevated blood sugar can cause permanent damage to the body.

Highly sensitive people are stress magnets. Their sensitivity, deep processing, and empathetic nature make it hard for them not to be stressed out. This means that their entire lives, they can be at risk for getting diabetes.

How Ayurveda Can Help Highly Sensitive People Control Blood Sugar

It is an excellent idea for HSPs to work at controlling their blood sugar. One natural way to control blood sugar is the herb gymnema silvestre.  The Ayurveda Encyclopedia names it the main Ayurvedic herb for treating diabetes.

Gymnema works directly on the pancreas to remove sugar, stimulate pancreatic function, improve circulation and help urine output.

Gymnema also reduces excess kapha (which is the body system in Ayurveda in charge of body structure.  It is often associated with obesity and vata (the body system responsible for the nervous system). When the Vata nervous system is upset by stress or other factors an individual will eat erratically and often the wrong food. Poor eating habits can help diabetes to develop.

Benefits Of Gymnema

Gymnema has many benefits that can help people suffering from diabetes and the symptoms of excessive stress:

  1. by healing skin disorders and infections which are a known complication of diabetes
  2. by igniting digestion and treats all metabolic disorders including diabetes which means it can help pre-diabetics
  3.  by regenerativing  pancreatic beta cells which means that it may offer diabetics the potential to restore pancreatic insulin production according to Ayurvedic Diet Solutions.
  4. by reducing sugar taste in the mouth and therefore reduces sugar cravings which are very harmful to diabetes and people suffering from stress-related obesity
  5. by blocking the assimilation of sugar.  According to WiseGeek, “the unique shape of gymnemic acid molecules are similar to that of glucose, allowing it to fill cell receptors in the lining the intestines, thereby preventing uptake of sugar molecules.”

Gymnema – A Time Honored Herbal Remedy

This important herb has a long history of helping diabetic patients in India.  It is now making its way to the West as an herbal solution for treating diabetes, metabolic disorder and is also used as a staple in some detoxification programs.  Gymnema is available in a pill form making it easier to use than insulin.

In some cases, gymnema may alleviate the need for insulin supplementation. It is a promising treatment for diabetics that is worth looking into because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. Although not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, this herb has proven to be safe over a long period of time.

Research On Gymnema Benefits For Diabetes

Ayurveda has used this herb for centuries to help manage blood sugar and manage diabetes.  Western medicine has become interested in this herb and has begun investigating its benefits.  Here are links to some of the studies that bear out that gymnema does, in fact, lower blood sugar and improve pancreatic function:

  1. A novel Gymnema sylvestre extract stimulates insulin secretion from human islets in vivo and in vitro.
  2. In vitro callus and in vivo leaf extract of Gymnema sylvestre stimulate β-cells regeneration and anti-diabetic activity in Wistar rats.
  3. A novel dihydroxy gymnemic triacetate isolated from Gymnema sylvestre possessing normoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity on STZ-induced diabetic rats.
  4. Gymnema sylvestre for diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.
  5. An overview on the advances of Gymnema sylvestre: chemistry, pharmacology and patents.