Gymnema Sylvestre. Gurmur in Sanskrit translates as 'destroyer of sugar'. Studies have also found the Gymnemic acids present in this herb exhibit anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory activities. Gurmur is effective in treating diabetes and also reduces sugar cravings in individuals. Traditionally, chewing on Gurmur leaves would reduce the desire for sweet in individuals. The key component is Gymnemic acid which helps the body to maintain healthy blood glucose levels and regulates the appetite.