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Official name : Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Schult.
Family : Apocynaceae

3 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HC 52
Author(s) : Catarino, L. , P. J. Havik , M. M. Romeiras
Title : Medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau: Therapeutic applications, ethnic diversity and knowledge transfer Journal of Ethnopharmacology 183, 71–94 (2016)
Symptoms : H(000), H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pains, H(000) unidentified symptom, disease, ailment, bark of Gymnema sylvestre, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : buko-bipilate (Mancanha)
Reference HR 17
Author(s) : Ruffo, C. K.
Title : A Survey of medicinal plants in Tabora region, Tanzania in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Gymnema sylvestre, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : luhaga (Nyamwezi)
Reference HU 01
Author(s) : Udoamaka F.Ezuruike n, J.M.Prieto
Title : The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological considerations Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155, 857–924 (2014)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots of Gymnema sylvestre Infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses :obesity, anti-sweetner, ulcer, diuretics, laxatives, skin infections, asthma, hepato-protective, inflammation, snake bites, anti-microbial, anti-plasmodial ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : cow plant (Local English)