The principle constituent of Meshashringi is gymnemic acid, which has antidiabetic properties. It reduces excessive blood sugar.Meshashringi has a regenerative effect on pancreatic beta cells and is insulinotropic (that which stimulates or affects the production and activity of insulin).
The root of Yashtimadhu or Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. is used as a drug for strengthening muscle and bone, increasing physical strength and treating peptic ulcers. Scientific studies have shown that glycosoids help treat gastric, duodenal and esophageal ulceration or inflammation, heartburn and mouth ulcers.