Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing shrub that’s native to the tropical forests of India, Africa, and Australia. Its leaves have been used in the ancient Indian medicinal practice Ayurveda for thousands of years. It has been a traditional remedy for various ailments. One of the primary active components in this plant is gymnemic acid, which helps suppress sweetness and can help reduce sugar cravings. It is recently known for its properties of managing blood sugar level.