Scientifically Guduchi is known as Tinospora cordifolia. In Ayurveda Giloy regarded for its highest therapeutic value. According to Ayurveda Giloy is one of effective Indian medicinal herb .Giloy also known as Amrita because it has rejuvenating property. It is glabrous deciduous, climbing shrub. The stems are succulent with a filiform fleshy aerial roots form the branches .Giloy considered as a miracle as well as potent herb. All parts of Giloy plant possesses medicinal property.
Amrita possesses medicinal properties like anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-oxidant, anti-allergic and hepatoprotective. Giloy has immunomodulatory activities (enhance immunity). Heart shaped leaves of giloy plant are simple and alternate. The bark is greyish brown in colour.
गुडूची कटुका तिक्ता स्वादुपाका रसायनी । संग्राहिणी कषायोष्णा लध्वी बल्याग्निदीपनी॥
दोषत्रयामतृदाह मेहकासांश्च पाण्डुताम् । कामलाकुष्ठवा तास्त्रज्वरकृमिवमीर्हरेत्
Giloy, Guduchi, Amrita, Cinnodbhava, Jwarnashini, Kundalini, Madhuparni.
Amrita- In Sanskrit Guduchi is known as ‘Amrita'.
In India it is easily available in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, and Karnataka. Found in throughout tropical region of India that is located 1200 meters above from sea level.
Health benefits of Giloy
- Giloy use as immunity booster
Giloy have natural antioxidants that can helps to fight off free radicals (harmful things which can destroy your healthy cells) and disease-causing germs. It can helps to removing toxins from body, purifying blood.Giloy helps to boost immunity and also help to rejuvenating a vital organs like liver.
Control blood sugar level
In Ayurveda, Giloy is better known as ‘Madhunashini’ which means ‘destroyer of sugar. Giloy has phytochemicals like alkaloid which reduces oxidative stress in the body and promotes insulin secretion in body. Giloy acts on the beeta cells of pancreas and therefore helps in the management of increased blood sugar level.
- Effective in Respiratory problems
Anti-inflammatory property of this immortal herb can helps to fight against respiratory disease such as bronchitis, Asthma cough and cold.It can helps to get rid these symptoms better.
- Treats arthritis and gout
Giloy posseses anti-inflammatory property which can helps to reduce inflammation in joints.
- Giloy for chronic fever
It is a great antipyretic herb. It has javarghana property. Giloy possesses immunomodulatory action for the management of pyrexia. Giloy acts in chronic fever, which helps to boost immunity and fight against the infection and helps to get rid from chronic fever.
Different methods to take Giloy
Giloy vati: One or two tablets every day after meals.
Giloy juice: 2-3 tablespoon with honey after meals twice a day.
Giloy Churna or Powder: Half tablespoon powder mix with water, after meals twice a day.
Giloy Kwath: Two or three tablespoons after meals twice a day.