Q: Has anyone heard of an herb called Grummar or something like that? Someone I work with heard it is effective for controlling blood sugar, both in diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Any info would be helpful.
A: Gurmar (gur = sugar mar = killer) is an Ayurvedic herb also known as Gymneme sylvestre. It contains gymnemic acid which has a similar structure to sugar. Gymnemic acid locks on to sugar receptors in the intestine preventing sugar molecules from being absorbed from the intestine. Gymneme has also been shown in some studies to aid in the regeneration of insulin producing cells of the pancreas.
It is one ofthe herbs I use in the diabetes formula I produce. If oyu want more detailed informationon diabetes and it’s treatment you can go to http;//www.mountainmistbotanicals.com and read the informational sheet for the Sugar Balance Formula.