The leaves of Meshashringi or "ram's horn" when chewed, destroys the tongue's ability to appreciate the taste of sugar and all saccharine substances.
- The leaf extracts contain gymnemic acid, which are known to inhibit hyperglycemia or increased blood sugar levels.
- The principle constituent of Meshashringi is gymnemic acid, which has antidiabetic properties.
- It reduces excessive blood sugar.
- Meshashringi has a regenerative effect on pancreatic beta cells and is insulinotropic (that which stimulates or affects the production and activity of insulin).
- Meshashringi helps decrease sugar cravings.
- It temporarily eliminates the taste buds' desire for sugar and helps neutralize excessive blood sugar