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Guduchi — Benefits and Medicinal Uses

Guduchi has the powers of promoting health. In Ayurveda it is termed as ‘’Amrita’’ meaning Divine nectar. Guduchi is a very powerful nutritive tonic which helps purifying the blood, liver and kidneys.

Botanical Name – Tinospora cordifolia

Family – Menispermaceae

Common Names —

  • English — Heart-leaved moonseed; Gulancha tinospora;
  • Hindi – Giloy
  • Gujarati – Galo
  • Telugu – Teppatige
  • Marathi – Amritavalli
  • Tamil – Amrida valli;

 

 

The Medicinal Uses —

  • In fever – Giloy Sat is useful
  • To detox – Guduchi powder + Aloe vera juice/ Wheat grass juice
  • For wounds – A paste of Guduchi can be applied.
  • For improving memory – Guduchi Tea is to be taken
  • In Urinary tract infections – Guduchi tea is to be taken.
  • In hepatitis Patients — Guduchi fresh juice and rock candy
  • In Leucorrhea — Guduchi juice is taken with cow’s milk
  • Burning sensation caused due to pitta — Guduchi juice is mixed with cumin seeds
  • Increase the sperm count — Guduchi Powder regularly
  • In Arthritis – Guduchi powder + Ghee
  • In Constipation Guduchi + Jaggery
  • In Gout – Guduchi powder + castor oil

 

Side effects of Guduchi –

  • Guduchi might make the immune system more active, and this could lead to increase the autoimmune diseases symptoms.

How to consume the herb –

  • Stem powder – 3-6 grams per day
  • Decoction – 15-60 ml per day
  • Leaves Powder – 1 -3 grams
  • Leaves Juice – 2.5 ml to 10ml