Scientists have found a plant that reduces blood sugar levels by 29 percent, and also significantly reduces cravings for sweets. We are talking about sylvester’s jimnem or forest jimnem – a woody shrub from the forests of India, Africa and Australia. Its leaves were used in ancient Indian medicine.
According to the medical portal Verywell Health, recent Western studies show that jimnema can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
“Surprisingly, jimnema can make sweet foods taste less sweet, so eventually you’ll want to eat less of them. The herb is well known for its ability to reduce fat accumulation and promote weight loss due to its enzyme-inhibiting properties,” the authors report.
And the Daily Express newspaper writes that people with type 2 diabetes who consumed 400 mg of jimnema leaf extract daily for 18-20 months, fasting blood sugar decreased by 29 percent.
Also, one of the studies showed that, thanks to the powerful antioxidant activity of jimnema, it can help prevent organ damage, often seen in diabetes.
At the same time, scientists warn that people taking diabetes medications or using insulin should not simultaneously take a minor without the supervision of a doctor.