DEVELOPMENT OF GYMNEMA (Gymnema sylvestre) INCORPORATED HERBAL TEA

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dc.contributor.author SULAXAN, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-20T06:20:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-20T06:20:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other UWU/TEA/10/0040
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6991/UWULD%20TEA%2010%200040-06052019085743.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Gymnema sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae), popularly known as "gurmar" for its distinct property as sugar destroyer, is a reputed herb in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. The herb 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. The study was conducted to develop a herbal tea by mixing Gymnema sylvestre fine cut with tea. Sensory analysis was done to find the best dosage of sylvestre and tea ratio for herbal tea development. Peppermint fine cut was blended to enhance the aroma with identified best combinations and sensory evaluation was conducted to select the best combinations. Through the sensory analysis the blend with green tea, peppermint and sylvestre fine cut was selected as the superior final product. The findings of microbial studies showed no total plate counts in the final product. The results revealed that percentage of sylvestre and peppermint fine cut considerable effect to the final product in the research. Developed herbal tea is safe and fit for human consumption for a period of minimum two months. And the cost of the final herbal tea blend was economically feasible compared to other herbal tea products in the market. Key words: cardiopathy, Gymnema sylvestre, gymnemic acids, phytoconstituents, sensory evaluation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/TEA/10/0040
dc.subject Tea Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( TEA) en_US
dc.title DEVELOPMENT OF GYMNEMA (Gymnema sylvestre) INCORPORATED HERBAL TEA en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – TEA 2014 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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