Scientific name: Gymnema sylvestre
Common name: Gymnema
Description: large climbers, rooting at nodes, leaves elliptic, acuminate, base acute to acuminate, glabrous above sparsely or densely tomentose beneath
Habitat: It is a herb native to the tropical forests and high savannahs.
Part used: Leaves
Active ingredients: A group of oleanane type triterperoid saponins known as gymnemic acids.
Uses: Treatments of diabetes.