Gymnema tea may be an unfamiliar one to many people around the world, as it has only made its introduction to the western world in recent years. This is not the case in India, where gymnema can be found growing naturally. Gymnema is a vine-like climbing herb found in the tropical forests of India and Sri Lanka. In India, it is harvested for its leaves, which can be either chewed or dried out to be used for making an herbal tea. Indians have consumed gymnema tea for more than two thousand years, and today it is available to people worldwide.