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Gymnema sylvestre - Madhunaashini
Gymnema sylvestre is an herb native to the tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka. Common names include Gymnema,Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, and Periploca of the woods.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Flavones, Anthraquinones, Hentri-acontane, Pentatriacontane, α and β-chlorophylls, Phytin, Resins, D-quercitol, Tartaric acid, Formic acid, Butyric acid, Lupeol, β-amyrin.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
|Simple||Elliptic||Leaves are elliptic, narrow tipped, base narrow. Leaves are smooth above, and sparsely or densely velvety beneath|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pale yellow||5-20||Pale yellow flowers are small, in axillary and lateral umbel like cymes. Flowering season is October-May|
|Simple||Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown||With hooked hairs||Fruiting season is season is October-May|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant grows best in areas with a well-distributed rainfall of 600 - 1,000mm annually. The plant can be multiplied either by seeds or by stem cuttings.