Gymnema sylvestre

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Smita Raskar

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:52:39 PM11/1/10
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Hello All
Gymnema sylvestre
its a climber called gud mar becuse if you chew leaf of this plant it interferes sweet taste of your tougue which returns only after chewing piece of coconut flesh:)
It contains gymnemic acid which interferes secretion of insulin from islets  of Langerhans in pancreas so it can be used in treatment of diabetes mallitus

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Smita Raskar

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:54:51 PM11/1/10
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Gymnema syvestre R. Br. is asclepiadaceae plant..sorry forgot to mention family name in previous post

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 2:43:54 PM11/2/10
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Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Sm. Cycl. (Rees) 17 (1): n. 4. 1811

Syn: Periploca sylvestris Retz. Observ. Bot. (Retzius) ii. 15.

Gymnema: somewhere I found that it means sugar destroyer, but think
its wrongly interpreted. Some one who can help here. I would be
grateful.
sylvestre means, one that grows in forests.

This is a very high value medicinal plant.

You chew a leaf and then for almost whole day you cant feel the sweet
taste of sugar. Thats why this is also called as GURMAAR. One that
kills the effects of sugar.

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Pankaj

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:01:00 PM11/2/10
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... attaching some views of this plant ... near Lion's Point, Lonavala.
For more views: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Gymnema+sylvestre&m=text

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:02:28 PM11/2/10
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Beautiful pics sir. You have any idea of etymology of this genus?
Pankaj

Dinesh Valke

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:13:53 PM11/2/10
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... notes not yet compiled !!!

jim-NEE-muh -- from the Greek gymn (naked), nema (thread) ... do not know how this alludes to plants belonging to this genus.
sil-VESS-tree -- of the woods, growing wild



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Smita Raskar

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Nov 3, 2010, 12:31:34 AM11/3/10
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Very Beautiful pic Dinesh, thanks for sharing 
 Also thanks for additional details
Biology teacher

Prashant awale

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Nov 3, 2010, 5:30:53 AM11/3/10
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Dear Friends,
Here are the photographs of this climber   Gymnema sylvestre.
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Date/Time: 20-06-2010 / 08:50AM
Location: In the Col of "Lohagad - Visapur Fort" (near Lohagaddwadi), Lonavala region.
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Prashant
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