Giloy is considered as a very important herb in Ayurveda. It goes with the botanical name Tinospora Cordifolia and is also known as Indian Tinospora, or Guduchi in India and in Ayurveda. Here are giloy benefits.

Found mainly in tropical Asia, the Giloy plant is a large deciduous climbing shrub, with succulent stems and long fleshy aerial roots form the branches. The bark is grey-brown and watery, and the leaves are membranous. The parts primarily used are the Stems and the Roots.

Giloy uses and health benefits of giloy Herb (Tinospora Cordifolia,Indian Tinospora,Guduchi)

giloy benefits

Due to it anti-pyretic, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and various other Medicinal properties Giloy or Amruta is used in preparing many important medicines in Ayurveda to treat various ailments.


Giloy benefits for health


Giloy plant benefits for Diabetes

Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic agent. It can lower the levels of blood pressure and lipids. This makes it very easy to treat type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients can also take Giloy juice in order to reduce high levels of blood sugar.


Giloy benefits for Arthritis

Giloy contains anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that is why giloy benefits to treat arthritis and its several symptom. For joint pain, the powder from giloy stem can be boiled with milk and consumed.


Improves Vision

Giloy is applied to the eyes as it helps boost vision clarity. For this boil Giloy powder in water, let it cool down and apply over the eyelids.

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Giloy benefits for Dengue

Giloy is useful in strengthening the immune system and builds up the body’s defense against infections. It has been found that the herb increases the killing ability of the macrophages in the body, responsible for fighting with the microorganisms and foreign bodies. Take Giloy branches and cut into small pieces and boil them in 3 glass of water. When mixture becomes half, let it cool down to room temperature. Give is to the patient with orange juice. Take it three times a day. The platelet count will start increasing rapidly. It also increases the efficiency of white blood cells.


Giloy benefits to Enhances Immunity

Some of the active substances in Giloy such as tinosporidine, tinosporide, tinosporaside, tinosporine, cordifol, cordifolide and heptacosanol eradicate the harmful free radical elements by flushing out the unwanted toxins from the body thus boosting immune health.


Slow Down Aging

Giloy plant is also effective in preventing aging signs in a person. With regular application of this herb on the skin helps in lessening the dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.


Treat Severe Fever

Giloy herb has the capabilities to treat chronic fever. Its anti-pyretic nature aids in reduction of symptoms of various several life threatening conditions. Intake of this herb increases the number of the blood platelets and reduces the signs of dengue fever too. To cure fever you need to take small amounts of Giloy and mix honey in it.


Improves Digestion

With better digestion of food, one feels relief from digestive disorders such as constipation, acidity, piles, heart burn etc. naturally. Fot this add some indian gooseberry (amla) in ½ grams of Giloy powder. Take this mixture daily. Alternatively you can also drink Giloy juice with buttermilk to positively affect the digestive system.


Relief from Asthma

Giloy herb is beneficial in many types of respiratory issues such as asthma; tightness in chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing etc. with regular consumption of this herb.


    • Thank you for being a regular reader.
      Yes giloy and amrita is same. You can either make a decoction of it by boiling it in water or can chew the bitter leaves directly and have water afterwards.

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