Production techniques for other important medicinal plants

Sarkarai kolli
Botanical Name- Gymnema sylvestre Family -Apocynaceae

Anti diabetic

Soil –

Red sandy loam or medium deep black soil is reported to be ideal for this crop. The plant is sensitive to water logging and hence its cultivation on such soil should be avoided.


sylvestre is slow growing herb, found ideally in tropical and subtropical humid climate and common in hills of evergreen forests. It is a climber and generally requires support for growth.

Gymnemic acid

1000 cuttings

2×2 m



1.0 t of dry leaves