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Giloy or Guduchi is a herbaceous vine found in the tropical areas of India like Myanmar and Sri Lanka. According to the Ayurvedic and Ancient Literature, it’s called ‘Amrita’ the plant of Immortality. Here, immortality is referred to as its numerous and unlimited health benefits to mankind. The stem of Giloy is found to be of maximum utility, but the root can also be used. Read ahead to find more about this immortality herb.
With heart-shaped leaves, Giloy helps in heart palpitation. It is bitter in taste that’s why it can be used for diabetes. Guduchi is documented in Ayurvedic literature.
Scientific studies have already confirmed various properties of this medicinal herb. Properties like Cardioprotective, Immunomodulatory, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, etc. are found in Giloy.
What other names does Giloy have?
Based on different regions, Giloy is also called by different names. These are Tinospora cordifolia (scientific name), Amritavallari, Amrita, Madhuparni, Chhinnaruha, Chakralakshanika, Somvalli, Rasayani, Devnirmita, Gulvel, Vatsadani, Jwarari, Bahuchinna.
Magical Components of Giloy
Components that make Giloy an Immortality herb are Alkaloids, Glycosides, Steroids, Anti-oxidants, etc. Micronutrients present in this herb are Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Manganese.
Science Affirmed Health Benefits of Guduchi
Giloy Health benefits have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Also, it can be consumed in various forms like juice, powder and capsules. Following are the health benefits of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia):
Drops down Fever
Fever isn’t a serious health issue but if you ignore this condition frequently. It can become chronic and affect your health. Giloy cures fever faster and naturally than any medicine while reducing the burning sensation in fever.
Because of its antipyretic property, it cures fever like magic as well as improves the body’s defence mechanism.
Potent treatment for Arthritis
Because of its anti-inflammatory property, Giloy helps to counter inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout and joint pains.
It can be used with ginger to treat rheumatoid arthritis. However, Giloy stem powder boiled with milk can be taken to relieve joint pain.
Guduchi is recognized to promote longevity, enhance memory and improves health. Being an antioxidant power bank, it fights free-radicals, keeps your cells healthy and gets rid of diseases. In addition, acts as a rejuvenating agent and fights bacteria that cause disease, combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections.
It increases the no. of white blood cells (WBCs), which in turns builds up the body’s defence system.
Acts as a Diabetes Controller
Due to its bitter taste, Giloy acts as a Diabetes management herb. In addition, it helps control high blood sugar level because of its anti-hypoglycaemic activity. Diabetic patients can take Giloy juice in order to reduce their high levels of blood sugar. Giloy helps to revive pancreas in type 1 diabetes.
Nowadays, with this busy and hectic lifestyle, lots of people are getting prone to mental stress and its related issues. So, for all those people, this magical herb will help you get rid of all your stress.
Guduchi is also known as a potent adaptogen. It helps get rid of toxins, boosts the memory, brings down anxiety levels, by rejuvenating the nervous system and repairing damaged brain cells.
There are various Ayurvedic Products in the market that contains Giloy as the main ingredient, which greatly helps in Stress relief.
This popular herb also takes care of your digestion and helps in treating bowel related issues. In order to maximise its efficiency, take it with Amla regularly.
Giloy juice can also be taken with buttermilk, which is used for patients suffering from piles.
As an Anti-cancer Treatment
Giloy is known for its anti-proliferative and anti-cancer properties. Due to these properties, Rutin and quercetin present in Giloy inhibit cell proliferation and growth of breast cancer cells.
It changes the expression of apoptotic genes and induces apoptosis (programmed cell death) in breast cancer cells.
Not all of the above Health benefits of Giloy are applicable to every single person, it differs with conditions. I hope you find this blog helpful and interesting to you. Feel free to like, share and comment in the section below.
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