Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting a resinous acid extracted from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestris, indigenous in India. The leaves, when chewed, produce the curious effect of temporarily destroying the sense of taste as respects sweet and bitter, so that such substances as sugar and quinine become indistinguishable in the mouth.
E. B. Titchener, Exper. Psychol., I. ii. 104.
“Gymnema sylvestre leaf and Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract (25% gymnemic acids)”
“Gymnema Sylvestre Extract (Standardized to 24% gymnemic acid) 400mg”
“The leaf extracts contain gymnemic acid which inhibits elevated blood sugar and acts as a cardiovascular stimulant.”
“The active ingredient, gymnemic acid, is collected from the leaves and roots and helps to balance sugar levels in the body.”
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