GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE R. Br: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDYAbstract
Gymnema sylvestre R. Br is a valuable herb extensively used in the ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal system, belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae. It has the property of abolishing the taste of sugar and hence given name gurmar (sugar destroying). This plant has also found application in pharmaceuticals; the whole plant is rich in secondary metabolites, which impart medicinal uses to the plant. The view of phytochemistry gives scope for enhancement of the quality and quantity of the bioactive secondary metabolites occurring in the plant. The present review is an attempt to highlight the various phytochemical reports on Gymnema sylvestre.
E. R. Prajval, K Girija *, K. Lakshman and V. Bhat
Department of Pharmacognosy, PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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