Guduchi (Giloy): How It Helps The Body In Many Ways

Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia ) also known as Giloy, is a shrub that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It has a high nutritional content that makes it a highly effective remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Its pharmacological functions and medicinal values were all due to its several constituents such as terpenes, glycosides, alkaloids, steroids, and flavonoids. The plant is also a source of micronutrients including copper, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and manganese (1). According to scientific studies, the herb possesses beneficial properties like Immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic effect (2).

Below are some traditional uses of this herbal medicine (3):

  1. A poultice is used to treat gout, arthritis, and rheumatism by reducing pain and edema.
  2. Its roots, stems, and leaves are used as an herbal treatment for fevers, malaria.
  3. Used to help treat anemia, impotence, tuberculosis, jaundice, diabetes, heart problems, and hepatitis
  4. Promotes wound healing and alleviates skin itching.
  5. Guduchi tonic is used to treat fever and malaria as well as gastrointestinal and digestive problems including diarrhea, hyperacidity, abdominal pains, gas pains (kabag), constipation, and dyspepsia
  6. The tonic may help promote overall good health and longevity, provides energy, improves memory, and improves skin tone and texture

How To Use Guduchi

Can be used in the form of a paste and applied directly to chronic skin irritations, such as eczema and psoriasis.

Have Guduchi juice – Take some Guduchi stems and boil them in a glass of water until the water is reduced to half of its quantity. Strain the water and consume it daily.

Chewing Guduchi stem works great for people suffering from asthma.

Guduchi works wonders for joint pain when boiled with milk. The concoction when combined with ginger can treat rheumatism.

Consume some Guduchi tea. Simply cut Guduchi leaves into small pieces and wash them with fresh water. Boil 50 grams of the Guduchi leaves into a liter of water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and drink while warm. Drink up to 2 cups a day.

Bring down body temperature by simply pounding the leaves and roots and then dissolve in cold water. Use a soft cloth to apply it over the nape, forehead, underarms and other body parts.

Sources:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28260522/
  2. https://www.dabur.com/dabur-chyawanprash/immunity-boosting-foods/guduchi-ayurvedic-herb-for-boosting-immunity.aspx
  3. http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/articles/makabuhay.htm

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