Giloy/Guduchi- The Wonder Herb with Many Benefits
Giloy is known by many names, scientifically known as Tinospora Cordifolia or Guduchi in Hindi. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of diseases. Giloy has been referred to as ‘Amruta,’ or the nectar of immortality.
Nutritional Value of Giloy:
The ability of giloy to treat a wide range of diseases indicates that it has a high nutritional content. It has an abundance of alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, lignants, carbohydrates, and other biochemical substances. Giloy is used to make many herbal, ayurvedic, and modern medicines due to its high nutrient content.
Uses of Giloy:
Giloy, a highly versatile ayurvedic herb may treat most of your health issues. The stem of Giloy is said to be the most beneficial due to its high nutritional content as well as the alkaloids glycosides, steroids, and other substances contained in it, although the root and leaves can also be consumed. These compounds present in Giloy are effective against various disorders, such as diabetes, cancer, neurological problems, fever, etc. Apart from these health advantages, giloy also improves immunity and digestion, relieves persistent fever, prevents diabetes, and treats eye diseases.
Benefits of Giloy:
Some of the benefits of this wonder herb are:
- Ability to balance blood sugar:
Giloy is a hypoglycemic medication that is beneficial in the treatment of Diabetes. It helps to reduce oxidative stress by boosting insulin secretion and limiting glucose synthesis and glycogen breakdown.
- Boosts Immunity:Antioxidant-rich giloy aids in the body’s detoxification process. This herb is known for boosting a person’s energy and their immune system. Additionally, giloy juice improves and detoxifies your skin.
- Relief from fever:
Giloy contains antipyretic qualities and aids in the treatment of chronic fever as well as increasing platelet count during dengue.
- Fights inflammation:
The anti-inflammatory compounds in Giloy reduce inflammation in the body by decreasing levels of major inflammatory proteins such as cytokines.
- Carry out antioxidant functions:
Giloy’s phenolic components act as antioxidants. It aids in the scavenging of free radicals and the reduction of oxidative stress caused by infections. Its antioxidant capacity may help with frailty, ageing, rejuvenation, and fatigue.
- Promotes joint health:
Giloy is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis in traditional medicine because it promotes the proliferation of bone-forming cells, differentiation, and mineralization of the bone-like matrix.
- Reduce stress:
Giloy has the ability to relieve both mental and physical tension. It not only cleanses the brain of toxins but also improves memory. It also aids in improving your attention span. When combined with other herbs, giloy makes an excellent health tonic.
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It is believed to help build resistance against several life-threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu, Malaria etc. It is believed to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that may help treat arthritis and other related problems. It is also believed to help in improving digestion and treating bowel-related issues.
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Aryan Neem Giloy/ Guduchi (Indian Lilac & Heart-leaved Moonseed) Juice:
Traditionally, Neem (Indian Lilac) has been an integral part of Ayurveda for its various health benefits. Nimbi din compound derived from the Neem tree is known to show great potential for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It’s believed to encourage the development of a healthy immune system.
Direction on dosage :
Giloy is safe when used for the short term and in the recommended dosage. It can be consumed in powdered form, as a kadha (decoction), or even juice. It is now also available in capsules and tablet form. It is also used topically as a paste for skin problems. The general recommendation of dosage under the supervision of the doctor can differ depending on the nature of the health problem. Giloy is normally taken twice a day, one teaspoon at a time. A few other directions of use can be
- Giloy Juice – 2-3 teaspoons of juice, once or twice a day.
Take 2-3 teaspoons of Giloy juice. Add the same quantity of water. Drink it preferably before meals once or twice a day to boost your immunity
- Giloy Churna – ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day.
Take ½ teaspoon of Giloy churna. Mix it with honey or drink it with lukewarm water.
Take it preferably after meals twice a day.
- Giloy Powder – Take 1-2 teaspoons of Giloy powder. Add to 2 cups of water and boil it till the volume reduces to 1/2 cup. Drink it twice a day, preferably before or after lunch and dinner.
- Giloy Tablet – 1-2 tablets twice a day. Take 1-2 Giloy Ghan vati. Swallow it with water after taking food twice a day.
- Giloy Capsule – 1-2 capsules twice a day. Take 1-2 Giloy capsules. Swallow it with water after taking food twice a day.
- Giloy Extract – 1 pinch twice a day.
Side effects, be cautious:
Giloy may cause low blood sugar levels if other diabetic drugs are also used. Giloy may increase immune system activity, which could exacerbate the signs and symptoms of autoimmune illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis. It is advisable to avoid Giloy if you are suffering from any such diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. It is advisable for pregnant women to ask their physician before use. Avoid medicinal use of Giloy during breastfeeding due to the lack of scientific evidence.
Plant a Giloy in your garden and backyard and reap the benefit of this wonder herb.