Preparation Methods & Dosage :Mostly used in capsules do to extremely bitter taste. A traditional dose would be in the range of 6-12 grams of powder leaf. Use in tea form does enable the sugar numbing capability.
Its common name is "sugar destroyer", because chewing the leaves destroys the ability to discriminate the sweetness of foods .Gymnema sylvestre
has been used traditionally in India for diabetes for over 2,000 years. It has recently become popular as a diet "sugar blocker", but it in it is unproven.