Gudmar ka Ped is a must have in your garden if you want to fight off diabetes. Let’s have a look at all the details on how to grow it.
Gudmar ka Ped in English is popular as Australian Cowplant. The plant is native to the Asian continent and holds tremendous medicinal and health benefits. Let’s have a look at how to grow it!
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Gudmar ka Ped Information
Gudmar ka Ped is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions and is an effective medicinal climber acclaimed for its anti-diabetic properties.
According to a research by the Metabolic and Structural Biology Department, Lucknow, India, the plant exhibits a broad range of therapeutic effects as an effective natural remedy for diabetes, besides being used for arthritis, diuretic, anemia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolemia, cardiopathy, asthma, constipation, microbial infections, indigestion, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is popularly known as a sugar destroyer.
Botanical Name: Gymnema sylvestre
How to Grow Gudmar ka Ped?
Growing Gudmar ka Ped is really easy from seeds, but it can be a time-consuming process. To save time, you can buy a well-grown plant from a nursery and then transplant it into the garden or a pot of your choice.
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Requirements to grow Gudmar ka Ped
For best growth, ensure the plant gets plenty of light throughout the day. Pick a spot with a minimum of 4-5 hours of light. Do not keep it at a spot that gets shade for the most part.
The plant is not fussy about the growing medium and will do just fine in regular garden soil. Amend the soil with cow dung manure, vermicompost, and coco peat when planting.
Do not water the plant daily, as overwatering can cause root rot. Moisten the growing medium only when the topsoil feels slightly dry. Also, never let the soil dry out completely.
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Gudmar ka Ped Care
You don’t have to fertlizer the plant. especially if you have used coco peat and cow dung manure when planting. Apply cow dung manure once in 2-3 months to boost growth.
Pests and Diseases
As long as the plant gets plenty of sunlight and is safe from overwatering, you don’t have to worry about pests and diseases. Avoid wetting the leaves, as it can attract fungal issues.
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Harvesting Gudmar ka Ped
You can snip away the leaves after 1-2 years of planting. Make sure that you are not harvesting the plant fully. To harvest the roots, take out the entire plant and cut them.
Benefits of Gudmar ka Ped
- When used for an extended period, it reduces blood sugar levels.
- It helps in treating problems like hyperglycemia, obesity, high cholesterol levels, anemia, and digestion.
- The paste of its roots helps to soothe skin infections.
- It also helps to control and regulate weight, promotes healthy blood lipid levels, controls sugar cravings, and curbs sweet tooth.
- The plant is helpful in hepatosplenomegaly, dyspepsia, constipation, jaundice, helminthiasis, cardiopathy, and amenorrhea.