Tinospora cordifolia also referred to as Guduchi is known as the immunity plant or ‘Amrita’ in Ayurveda. It is a herb that possesses a great medicinal value in the science of life. It is also known as Giloy.
It has constituents such as terpenes, glycosides, alkaloids, steroids and flavonoids.
The herb is used for its pharmacological aspects. It has anti-diabetic, aphrodisiac, anticoagulant, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.
Why Guduchi is so Popular in Ayurveda?
The benefits of Guduchi are enormous and in ancient times the herb was used for those benefits. Till today people use it as an immunity booster. It acts as a shield to protect your body from viruses and diseases.
Guduchi is a plant with a diverse role as it is a versatile resource for all life forms on earth.
While boosting the body’s immunity is its main function, there are plenty other benefits too that the herb provides. Some of these benefits include:
- It heals joint, gout and skin diseases
- It helps in slowing down ageing
- Guduchi helps in enhancing memory
- It helps in treating digestive disorders
- It is used as a remedy for chronic fever
- It helps in balancing Pitta dosha
- It aids diabetes
- It is good for liver
There are many more benefits of Giloy which we will discuss further, but let us first see what studies suggest about the herb.
After a lot of research, it is claimed that Guduchi exhibits anti-cancer, anti-viral, immune-modulatory, anti-diabetic and pro-neurological enhancement properties.
It also has anti-arthritic, anti-osteoporotic effects, anti- HIV effects, Guduchi decreases sneezing, nasal itching, and stuffy nose after about 2 months of treatment. Most researchers have found no such side effects on the use of Guduchi.
Some additional benefits of Guduchi include vision improvement, arthritis relief, reduction in asthmatic symptoms and improved breathing. Moreover, it also reduces stress and anxiety.
Traditional medicine is gaining momentum in the modern world because of its non-side effects nature. Guduchi contains healing properties which are why the herb is becoming popular worldwide but Indians have been using it for thousands of years all thanks to Ayurveda ‘the science of life.’
Tinospora Cordifolia has importance in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as it has been used for ages in the treatment of fever, jaundice, chronic diarrhoea, cancer, dysentery, bone fracture, pain, asthma, skin disease, poisonous insect, snake bite, eye disorders.
It can be consumed in the form of juice, tablets and powdered form. It is recommended to take 2 teaspoons of Guduchi powder or juice with warm water every day. It will help keep you safe from virus and diseases.
Guduchi can be combined with Neem and Tulsi, Shatavari or Ashwagandha, and aloe vera for more benefits.
Although studies show no significant adverse side effects but Ayurvedic should be taken in appropriate quantity and time.
The future of humankind with the help of Ayurvedic medicine is vivid, prolonged and vast. Herbs such as Guduchi promote healthy living by preventing ageing, provide immunity, healing the body, detoxifying and excreting Ama from the body. Ayurveda leaves no stone unturned to help humanity.