Giloy is also known as Amrita, Guduchi, Gulanch, etc. in different region of India.


Botanical nameTinospora cordifolia

English name- Heart-leaved-Moonseed

Giloy is also known as Amrita, Guduchi, Gulanch, etc. in different region of India. Due to its clinical properties, it is used nationaly and internationaly. In Ayurveda it is popularly known by the name Amrita because of its properties are smilar to Amrita rasayana, Amrita is a Nector of God. By curing many types of diseases it provides longivity to human.

The most important property of Giloy is its anti-pyretic nature. It is highly beneficial to cure infections like Dengue, Chikungunya, Flue, Swine flue, etc. and act as Rambaan aushadhi.

The trials conducted by Bhata Automatic Research Centre of Mumbai conclude that Giloy work as anti oxidant and immuno-modulator. It can delay pre-mature aging due to its anti-oxidant property.

In Viral infection like Dengue, WBC & Platelets count in blood of our body decreases very quickly, in this condition blood plasma components are given to such patients. If such patient are given Giloy then WBC & Platelet count can be brought to normal level very quickly.

Traditionally, Giloy is used as tridosha shamak, it acts as Blood purifier, Anti-Pyratic and Pachak(help in digestion), decreases blood cholestrol level and blood sugar level. It is very benificial for allergic reactions such as Nasal Rhinitis, Allergic Dermatitis, Urticaria and Auto-immune disorders. It can also be used in other disorders like- Osteoarthritis and other Vatajroga, Piles, Diabetes in female(prameh).

It is well known in Ayueveda for its aphrodiasic benefits. It can very effectively tackle various sexual health problems such as- Impotence and Pre-mature ejaculation.

How to use Giloy?

We can use powdered Giloy, Swaras or Decoction prepared by its stem. Various formulations of Giloy are also available in the market as Amritasatva, Sanshamani vati, Amritarishta, Sudarshan powder.

By- Dr. Ranjeet Singh