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
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