Himalaya Meshashringi is an herbal medicine prepared from leaves extract of medicinal herb Gurmar/Meshashringi or Gymnema sylvestre. Gurmar herb is used in Ayurveda from centuries for treatment of various diseases and especially for diabetes and weight loss. It is also used in Unani and Homeopathic system of medicine for treatment of increases blood sugar level.
The active constituent of Gurmar is gymnemic acid (a group of oleanane-type triterpenoid saponins), which has antidiabetic properties.
The anti-diabetic effect of Gurmar leaves is attributed to increase in insulin secretion. And the increased insulin level is due appears to be due to repair or regeneration of the endocrine pancreas (as manifested by the doubling of islet number and beta cell number in the pancreatic tissue of diabetic rats that were orally administered with G. sylvestre extracts). Some other proposed mechanisms for blood glucose lowering actions include increase in glucose uptake and utilization, stimulation of beta cell function, stimulation of enzymes etc.
Himalaya Meshashringi is available in form of capsules (60 capsules in a bottle). Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Meshashringi.
The dose of medicine is one capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician.