Guduchi

Guduchi aka Giloy is a climber of South-Asian origin. Despite the fact that it grows wildly in dry, deciduous forest of countries like India, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar; this immortal vine is domestic also. It throws up its aerial roots and clings onto big trees and electric poles. This attractive and extensively spreading vine is a climber but does not kill the plants or trees it grows on. It combines its properties with the Host plant/tree and serves us with additional health benefits. A giloy creeping on a neem tree is more beneficial than the one growing alone.

One can easily identify the plant by its succulent stem with papery bark, and greenish-yellow flowers. It meets the backyard of almost every household in these regions.

 

 Botanical Name Tinospora cordifolia
 Family Menispermaceae
 English Indian Tinospora, Heart-leaved Mooseed
 Popular Name Giloy
 Sanskrit Name Guduchi, Amrita
 Distribution Dry & Deciduous Forests of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
 Part Used Stem mostly
Features Of Guduchi-1

Pharmacological Action: Immuno-modulator, Anti-pyretic, Anti-diabetic, Anti inflammatory, Anti oxidant, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Antidiarrhoeal and Anthelmintic
Phytochemistry: Alkaloids, Glucocides, Fatty acids, volatile oils
Features Of Guduchi-2

Taste (रस) Astringent, Bitter तिक्त, कषाय
Property (गुण) Light लघु
Potency (वीर्य) Hot उष्ण
After Digestion
Property
(विपाक) Sweet मधुर
Action on Doshas (दोष कर्म) Balances All Three Doshas त्रिदोषघ्न
Action on
Digestive Fire
(अग्नि कर्म) Ignites the Digestive Fire दीपन
Specific Action (विशेष कर्म) Rejuvenating, Anti-ageing,
Relieves Indigestion,

Strengthening,
Acts on fatty tissues,
Enhances Cognitive functions,
Relieves Itching
Enhances Heart Functions
Improves Absorptive Action in Intestines
रसायन, वयस्थापन,
आमहर,
बल्य,
मेदोहर,
मेध्य,
कण्डुघ्न,
हृद्य,
ग्राही
Action On Diseases (रोग कर्म) Can be Symptomatically related to-
Fever, Cough, Respiratory Diseases,
Diabetes Type-II,
Intestinal Worms, Skin Diseases,
Burning Sensation, Excessive Thirst,
Anemia, Jaundice
Gout, Arthritis
Confusion, Vomiting
ज्वर, कास, श्वास,
प्रमेह,
कृमि, कुष्ठ,
दाह, तृष्णा,
पाण्डु, कमला,
वातरक्त,
भ्रम, छर्दि
Ayurvedic View Point of Properties of Guduchi

Ayurveda refers to Guduchi as Amrita (the immortal nectar), since it is rich in its healing properties and providing Immunity from diseases, overall health and longevity to the one who consumes it regularly. Guduchi is being the most popular topic of research among health care providers to scientifically approve he results which have long ago been mentioned in our Vedic texts.

 

 

Guduchi Is A God-Send Blessing Of Immortality To The Mankind.

 

Regular Uses of Guduchi

Immunomodulator
Giloy balances the three-doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and dhatus, tissues of the body. It also gets rid of toxins (ama) from the body, thus eliminating the chances of trapping diseases. It fights off disease-causing bacteria. It increases inner strength against viruses.

Anti-pyretic- Fights Fever
Especially, in Dengue fever, when the number of platelets decline in blood rapidly, Giloy boosts up the platelet production and maintains the count. It is highly effective during swine flu, Covid-19, malaria etc.

Quick Recovery after Flu: Recuperative
Giloy is considered to have restoring effects on body. It restores the health and strengthens the body. Regular intake of Giloy Sattva accelerates the normal functioning of the body during convalescence. It is the drug of choice during and after contracting the viral flu.

Anti-diabetic
Giloy is a hypoglycaemic agent. it works on reducing blood sugar. It is highly recommended for patients with Type-II Diabetes.

Regulates Digestion
Since, it relieves the body from toxins (ama), it cures indigestion and reignites the extinguished digestive fire. It regulates the absorption of digested food in stomach and intestines.

Hepato-renal-protector
It purifies blood, thus protecting Liver and Kidney from the overload of blood purification.

Stress Relieving Adaptogen and Memory-booster
This cut-throat competitive era has lead to building up of stress. Giloy acts as an adaptogen when it comes to relieving stress and anxiety. It is a nootropic drug, thus helps in enhancing cognitive functions of brain and memory.

Beneficial for Eye-sight
Make a paste of Giloy powder in hot water. Apply this paste after cooling down over the eyelids is beneficial for eyesight.

Provides relief in seasonal Bronchitis
Patients with Chronic Asthma may feel difficulty during seasonal changes. Giloy is anti-inflammatory, therefore chewing thick Giloy stem or consuming Giloy juice regularly assists in alleviation of symptoms.

Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
Giloy is a natural painkiller, helpful in relieving all types of short-term and long-term pains. It reduces joint pain, swelling, promotes mobility of joints. It does not let the uric acid to be toxic for the body. It is helpful in arthritis, gout, osteoporosis.
Drink 20 ml of Giloy juice twice daily. You can add ginger juice (5 ml) to Giloy juice (15 ml), for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Application of castor oil mixed with Giloy powder over the joint, relieves the joint pain and swelling.
When giloy is used with ghee (clarified butter), it provides relief in arthritis.

Increases RBC count
Guduchi increases Red Blood Cell count in blood, thus relieving Normocytic Anaemia. Most of Indian women feel lethargic, and tired due to anaemia. Giloy juice mixed with pomegranate juice is the solution for them.

Provides relief in Ear-ache and cleanses the Ear wax
Crush the stem of Giloy and boil it with water. Use this water after cooling down as ear drops (2 drops in each ear). The pain eliminates and the wax comes out of the ear on its own.

Assists in relieving constipation
Mix Giloy powder with jaggery (guda). Consume at night for a fresh morning.

Heals skin and Liver
Sweetened Giloy Juice alleviates the disorders of skin and liver.

Giloy is not just healthy for the body, but
it is of great significance for

the skin, hair and beauty.

Anti-Ageing
Giloy has got anti-ageing and anti-oxidation properties which keep the signs of ageing away, like wrinkles, blemishes, scars, loosening of skin. It gives you the glowing skin, without using the artificial products.

Skin Diseases and Wound Healing
It provides relief in obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, psoriasis, eczema.
Paste of Giloy leaves mixed with hot Castor oil or Neem oil acts as a great wound healer and also tightens the skin.

Hair and Scalp Problems
Regular consumption of Giloy can relieve you from dandruff, hair fall and scalp disorders.

Makes you loose Fat- Increases Metabolism
Giloy increases metabolism of the body and enhances digestion, therefore its use is significant in reducing tough fat and central obesity.

Aphrodisiac
Consumption of Giloy gives a check to reproductive organs and brings them to balance.

How to use Guduchi

  • Giloy Juice
    Peel the Giloy stem, mix with water and grind it well. Strain it and drink the juice early in the morning regularly.
  • Giloy Kwath- Liquid Preparation
    Crush the 4″ long piece of giloy stem, boil it in 1 cup water on medium flame, till it remains half. Sieve it and consume regularly. For additional benefits, you may want to add some cloves, ginger and tulsi.
  • Giloy Churn- Powder Preparation
    Sun dry the stems of giloy. When they are dried completely, grind them in a grinder to make fine powder.
  • Giloy Sattva
    It is recommended to be the best form of intake of Guduchi.
    It contains all the essential chemicals which may be lost in processing Giloy otherwise.
  • Giloy Tablets
    If fresh Giloy is not available to you nearby, you can purchase the Giloy tablets from market and consume regularly.

Readymade preparations of above mentioned uses are also available in Ayurvedic stores.

Side-Effects of Guduchi

  • Do not consume during pregnancy and lactation period.
  • Do not let the kids below the age of 5 years consume giloy.
  • Proper monitoring of blood-sugar levels should be done, because it tends to lower the blood sugar. It can further decrease the BS levels than the normal when consumed with carelessness without monitoring.

FACT: Acharya Sushruta used the threads made of Guduchi’s aerial roots. These are thin, yet strong.
The strong thread did not let the wound to rupture;
and allowed to wound to heal quickly.

References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Acharya Charaka Acharya Sushruta Bhav Prakash
Vayasthapana
Trishna Nigreh
Triptighna
Daha-Prashamana
Stanya shodhan
Guduchyadi Gana
Patoladi Gana
Valli Panchmula
Aaragvadhadi Gana
Kakolyadi Gana
Guduchyadi Gana
References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Popular Formulations of Guduchi

  • Amrita Gugglu
  • Guduchi Sattva
  • Guduchyadi Ghrita
  • BalaGudhuchyadi Taila
  • Amritarishta

This monsoon
Plant A Giloy vine in your backyard

if you don’t already have it.

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Ayurveda refers to Guduchi as Amrita (the immortal nectar), since it is rich in its healing properties and providing Immunity from diseases, overall health and longevity to the one who consumes it regularly. Guduchi is being the most popular topic of research among health care providers to scientifically approve he results which have long ago been mentioned in our Vedic texts.

Guduchi is a God-send Blessing of immortality to the mankind.

Regular Uses of Guduchi

Immunomodulator
Giloy balances the three-doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and dhatus, tissues of the body. It also gets rid of toxins (ama) from the body, thus eliminating the chances of trapping diseases. It fights off disease-causing bacteria. It increases inner strength against viruses.

Anti-pyretic- Fights Fever
Especially, in Dengue fever, when the number of platelets decline in blood rapidly, Giloy boosts up the platelet production and maintains the count. It is highly effective during swine flu, Covid-19, malaria etc.

Quick Recovery after Flu: Recuperative
Giloy is considered to have restoring effects on body. It restores the health and strengthens the body. Regular intake of Giloy Sattva accelerates the normal functioning of the body during convalescence. It is the drug of choice during and after contracting the viral flu.

Anti-diabetic
Giloy is a hypoglycaemic agent. it works on reducing blood sugar. It is highly recommended for patients with Type-II Diabetes.

Regulates Digestion
Since, it relieves the body from toxins (ama), it cures indigestion and reignites the extinguished digestive fire. It regulates the absorption of digested food in stomach and intestines.

Hepato-renal-protector
It purifies blood, thus protecting Liver and Kidney from the overload of blood purification.

Stress Relieving Adaptogen and Memory-booster
This cut-throat competitive era has lead to building up of stress. Giloy acts as an adaptogen when it comes to relieving stress and anxiety. It is a nootropic drug, thus helps in enhancing cognitive functions of brain and memory.

Beneficial for Eye-sight
Make a paste of Giloy powder in hot water. Apply this paste after cooling down over the eyelids is beneficial for eyesight.

Provides relief in seasonal Bronchitis
Patients with Chronic Asthma may feel difficulty during seasonal changes. Giloy is anti-inflammatory, therefore chewing thick Giloy stem or consuming Giloy juice regularly assists in alleviation of symptoms.

Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
Giloy is a natural painkiller, helpful in relieving all types of short-term and long-term pains. It reduces joint pain, swelling, promotes mobility of joints. It does not let the uric acid to be toxic for the body. It is helpful in arthritis, gout, osteoporosis.
Drink 20 ml of Giloy juice twice daily. You can add ginger juice (5 ml) to Giloy juice (15 ml), for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Application of castor oil mixed with Giloy powder over the joint, relieves the joint pain and swelling.
When giloy is used with ghee (clarified butter), it provides relief in arthritis.

Increases RBC count
Guduchi increases Red Blood Cell count in blood, thus relieving Normocytic Anaemia. Most of Indian women feel lethargic, and tired due to anaemia. Giloy juice mixed with pomegranate juice is the solution for them.

Provides relief in Ear-ache and cleanses the Ear wax
Crush the stem of Giloy and boil it with water. Use this water after cooling down as ear drops (2 drops in each ear). The pain eliminates and the wax comes out of the ear on its own.

Assists in relieving constipation
Mix Giloy powder with jaggery (guda). Consume at night for a fresh morning.

Heals skin and Liver
Sweetened Giloy Juice alleviates the disorders of skin and liver.

Giloy is not just healthy for the body, but
it is of great significance for

the skin, hair and beauty.

Anti-Ageing
Giloy has got anti-ageing and anti-oxidation properties which keep the signs of ageing away, like wrinkles, blemishes, scars, loosening of skin. It gives you the glowing skin, without using the artificial products.

Skin Diseases and Wound Healing
It provides relief in obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, psoriasis, eczema.
Paste of Giloy leaves mixed with hot Castor oil or Neem oil acts as a great wound healer and also tightens the skin.

Hair and Scalp Problems
Regular consumption of Giloy can relieve you from dandruff, hair fall and scalp disorders.

Makes you loose Fat- Increases Metabolism
Giloy increases metabolism of the body and enhances digestion, therefore its use is significant in reducing tough fat and central obesity.

Aphrodisiac
Consumption of Giloy gives a check to reproductive organs and brings them to balance.

How to use Guduchi

  • Giloy Juice
    Peel the Giloy stem, mix with water and grind it well. Strain it and drink the juice early in the morning regularly.
  • Giloy Kwath- Liquid Preparation
    Crush the 4″ long piece of giloy stem, boil it in 1 cup water on medium flame, till it remains half. Sieve it and consume regularly. For additional benefits, you may want to add some cloves, ginger and tulsi.
  • Giloy Churn- Powder Preparation
    Sun dry the stems of giloy. When they are dried completely, grind them in a grinder to make fine powder.
  • Giloy Sattva
    It is recommended to be the best form of intake of Guduchi.
    It contains all the essential chemicals which may be lost in processing Giloy otherwise.
  • Giloy Tablets
    If fresh Giloy is not available to you nearby, you can purchase the Giloy tablets from market and consume regularly.

Readymade preparations of above mentioned uses are also available in Ayurvedic stores.

Side-Effects of Guduchi

  • Do not consume during pregnancy and lactation period.
  • Do not let the kids below the age of 5 years consume giloy.
  • Proper monitoring of blood-sugar levels should be done, because it tends to lower the blood sugar. It can further decrease the BS levels than the normal when consumed with carelessness without monitoring.

FACT: Acharya Sushruta used the threads made of Guduchi’s aerial roots. These are thin, yet strong.
The strong thread did not let the wound to rupture;
and allowed to wound to heal quickly.

References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Acharya Charaka Acharya Sushruta Bhav Prakash
Vayasthapana
Trishna Nigreh
Triptighna
Daha-Prashamana
Stanya shodhan
Guduchyadi Gana
Patoladi Gana
Valli Panchmula
Aaragvadhadi Gana
Kakolyadi Gana
Guduchyadi Gana
References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Popular Formulations of Guduchi

  • Amrita Gugglu
  • Guduchi Sattva
  • Guduchyadi Ghrita
  • BalaGudhuchyadi Taila
  • Amritarishta

This monsoon
Plant A Giloy vine in your backyard

if you don’t already have it.

Guduchi aka Giloy is a climber of South-Asian origin. Despite the fact that it grows wildly in dry, deciduous forest of countries like India, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar; this immortal vine is domestic also. It throws up its aerial roots and clings onto big trees and electric poles. This attractive and extensively spreading vine is a climber but does not kill the plants or trees it grows on. It combines its properties with the Host plant/tree and serves us with additional health benefits. A giloy creeping on a neem tree is more beneficial than the one growing alone.
One can easily identify the plant by its succulent stem with papery bark, and greenish-yellow flowers. It meets the backyard of almost every household in these regions.

Botanical Name Tinospora cordifolia
Family Menispermaceae
English Indian Tinospora, Heart-leaved Mooseed
Popular Name Giloy
Sanskrit Name Guduchi, Amrita
Distribution Dry & Deciduous Forests of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Part Used Stem mostly
Features Of Guduchi-1
Pharmacological Action: Immuno-modulator, Anti-pyretic, Anti-diabetic, Anti inflammatory, Anti oxidant, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Antidiarrhoeal and Anthelmintic
Phytochemistry: Alkaloids, Glucocides, Fatty acids, volatile oils
Features Of Guduchi-2

 

Taste (रस) Astringent, Bitter तिक्त, कषाय
Property (गुण) Light लघु
Potency (वीर्य) Hot उष्ण
After Digestion
Property
(विपाक) Sweet मधुर
Action on Doshas (दोष कर्म) Balances All Three Doshas त्रिदोषघ्न
Action on
Digestive Fire
(अग्नि कर्म) Ignites the Digestive Fire दीपन
Specific Action (विशेष कर्म) Rejuvenating, Anti-ageing,
Relieves Indigestion,

Strengthening,
Acts on fatty tissues,
Enhances Cognitive functions,
Relieves Itching
Enhances Heart Functions
Improves Absorptive Action in Intestines
रसायन, वयस्थापन,
आमहर,
बल्य,
मेदोहर,
मेध्य,
कण्डुघ्न,
हृद्य,
ग्राही
Action On Diseases (रोग कर्म) Can be Symptomatically related to-
Fever, Cough, Respiratory Diseases,
Diabetes Type-II,
Intestinal Worms, Skin Diseases,
Burning Sensation, Excessive Thirst,
Anemia, Jaundice
Gout, Arthritis
Confusion, Vomiting
ज्वर, कास, श्वास,
प्रमेह,
कृमि, कुष्ठ,
दाह, तृष्णा,
पाण्डु, कमला,
वातरक्त,
भ्रम, छर्दि
Ayurvedic View Point of Properties of Guduchi

Ayurveda refers to Guduchi as Amrita (the immortal nectar), since it is rich in its healing properties and providing Immunity from diseases, overall health and longevity to the one who consumes it regularly. Guduchi is being the most popular topic of research among health care providers to scientifically approve he results which have long ago been mentioned in our Vedic texts.

Guduchi is a God-send Blessing of immortality to the mankind.

Regular Uses of Guduchi

Immunomodulator
Giloy balances the three-doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and dhatus, tissues of the body. It also gets rid of toxins (ama) from the body, thus eliminating the chances of trapping diseases. It fights off disease-causing bacteria. It increases inner strength against viruses.

Anti-pyretic- Fights Fever
Especially, in Dengue fever, when the number of platelets decline in blood rapidly, Giloy boosts up the platelet production and maintains the count. It is highly effective during swine flu, Covid-19, malaria etc.

Quick Recovery after Flu: Recuperative
Giloy is considered to have restoring effects on body. It restores the health and strengthens the body. Regular intake of Giloy Sattva accelerates the normal functioning of the body during convalescence. It is the drug of choice during and after contracting the viral flu.

Anti-diabetic
Giloy is a hypoglycaemic agent. it works on reducing blood sugar. It is highly recommended for patients with Type-II Diabetes.

Regulates Digestion
Since, it relieves the body from toxins (ama), it cures indigestion and reignites the extinguished digestive fire. It regulates the absorption of digested food in stomach and intestines.

Hepato-renal-protector
It purifies blood, thus protecting Liver and Kidney from the overload of blood purification.

Stress Relieving Adaptogen and Memory-booster
This cut-throat competitive era has lead to building up of stress. Giloy acts as an adaptogen when it comes to relieving stress and anxiety. It is a nootropic drug, thus helps in enhancing cognitive functions of brain and memory.

Beneficial for Eye-sight
Make a paste of Giloy powder in hot water. Apply this paste after cooling down over the eyelids is beneficial for eyesight.

Provides relief in seasonal Bronchitis
Patients with Chronic Asthma may feel difficulty during seasonal changes. Giloy is anti-inflammatory, therefore chewing thick Giloy stem or consuming Giloy juice regularly assists in alleviation of symptoms.

Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
Giloy is a natural painkiller, helpful in relieving all types of short-term and long-term pains. It reduces joint pain, swelling, promotes mobility of joints. It does not let the uric acid to be toxic for the body. It is helpful in arthritis, gout, osteoporosis.
Drink 20 ml of Giloy juice twice daily. You can add ginger juice (5 ml) to Giloy juice (15 ml), for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Application of castor oil mixed with Giloy powder over the joint, relieves the joint pain and swelling.
When giloy is used with ghee (clarified butter), it provides relief in arthritis.

Increases RBC count
Guduchi increases Red Blood Cell count in blood, thus relieving Normocytic Anaemia. Most of Indian women feel lethargic, and tired due to anaemia. Giloy juice mixed with pomegranate juice is the solution for them.

Provides relief in Ear-ache and cleanses the Ear wax
Crush the stem of Giloy and boil it with water. Use this water after cooling down as ear drops (2 drops in each ear). The pain eliminates and the wax comes out of the ear on its own.

Assists in relieving constipation
Mix Giloy powder with jaggery (guda). Consume at night for a fresh morning.

Heals skin and Liver
Sweetened Giloy Juice alleviates the disorders of skin and liver.

 

Giloy is not just healthy for the body, but
it is of great significance for

the skin, hair and beauty.

Anti-Ageing
Giloy has got anti-ageing and anti-oxidation properties which keep the signs of ageing away, like wrinkles, blemishes, scars, loosening of skin. It gives you the glowing skin, without using the artificial products.

Skin Diseases and Wound Healing
It provides relief in obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, psoriasis, eczema.
Paste of Giloy leaves mixed with hot Castor oil or Neem oil acts as a great wound healer and also tightens the skin.

Hair and Scalp Problems
Regular consumption of Giloy can relieve you from dandruff, hair fall and scalp disorders.

Makes you loose Fat- Increases Metabolism
Giloy increases metabolism of the body and enhances digestion, therefore its use is significant in reducing tough fat and central obesity.

Aphrodisiac
Consumption of Giloy gives a check to reproductive organs and brings them to balance.

How to use Guduchi

  • Giloy Juice
    Peel the Giloy stem, mix with water and grind it well. Strain it and drink the juice early in the morning regularly.
  • Giloy Kwath- Liquid Preparation
    Crush the 4″ long piece of giloy stem, boil it in 1 cup water on medium flame, till it remains half. Sieve it and consume regularly. For additional benefits, you may want to add some cloves, ginger and tulsi.
  • Giloy Churn- Powder Preparation
    Sun dry the stems of giloy. When they are dried completely, grind them in a grinder to make fine powder.
  • Giloy Sattva
    It is recommended to be the best form of intake of Guduchi.
    It contains all the essential chemicals which may be lost in processing Giloy otherwise.
  • Giloy Tablets
    If fresh Giloy is not available to you nearby, you can purchase the Giloy tablets from market and consume regularly.

Readymade preparations of above mentioned uses are also available in Ayurvedic stores.

Side-Effects of Guduchi

  • Do not consume during pregnancy and lactation period.
  • Do not let the kids below the age of 5 years consume giloy.
  • Proper monitoring of blood-sugar levels should be done, because it tends to lower the blood sugar. It can further decrease the BS levels than the normal when consumed with carelessness without monitoring.

FACT: Acharya Sushruta used the threads made of Guduchi’s aerial roots. These are thin, yet strong.
The strong thread did not let the wound to rupture;
and allowed to wound to heal quickly.

References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Acharya Charaka Acharya Sushruta Bhav Prakash
Vayasthapana
Trishna Nigreh
Triptighna
Daha-Prashamana
Stanya shodhan
Guduchyadi Gana
Patoladi Gana
Valli Panchmula
Aaragvadhadi Gana
Kakolyadi Gana
Guduchyadi Gana
References of Guduchi in Ayurvedic Texts: Giloy in Particular categories, aka Gana

Popular Formulations of Guduchi

  • Amrita Gugglu
  • Guduchi Sattva
  • Guduchyadi Ghrita
  • BalaGudhuchyadi Taila
  • Amritarishta

This monsoon
Plant A Giloy vine in your backyard

if you don’t already have it.

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