Gymnema leaves are used to make medicine which has a long history of use in India’s Ayurvedic medicine. The herb finds significant application in various food preparations for control of obesity and blood cholesterol levels besides regulation of sugar homeostasis. Gymnema is used for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and cough. It is also used for malaria and as a snake bite antidote, digestive stimulant, laxative, appetite suppressant, and diuretic. It helps balance blood sugar, and it promotes lean body mass by lessening the amount of sugar that gets stored as fat.