As per the Ayurvedic wisdom, medicinal plants provide us with the universal energy that nourishes our psychological and physical being. Tinospora cordifolia is just one among those plants that have the capacity to heal the body, mind and eventually, the spirit. The herb is native to India and is known with different names in different states. But the most common name of this herb is ‘Giloy’ or Guduchi’.
Giloy is one of the most revered herbs in Ayurveda and so is considered to be among the three “Amrit” (meaning: heavenly nectar) plants including garlic and haritaki.
Modern medicine has conducted hundreds of studies with Giloy and has recognised its medicinal properties which are effective in treating myriad kind of diseases. However, this fact was discovered thousands of years ago by the ancient rishis in the Vedic era, long before the existence of modern medicine. Its significance can be found in almost all the ancient Ayurvedic manuscripts and modern treatises. Although the entire plant is used in making medicines, the stem part is used the most.
Coming to its characteristics, Giloy has a bitter and astringent taste that aids in reducing Pitta and Kapha doshas while increasing Vata dosha. Although Giloy is hot in nature it does not aggravate the Pitta dosha – this trait is unique to Giloy. It is the only medicinal herb that has the potential to safely eliminate acidic and environmental toxins from the body without disturbing Pitta dosha. Even more, it has the ability to heal internal damages resulting from toxins.
Best Health Benefits Of Giloy
1) Immunity Booster
Giloy is rich in antioxidants which helps in fighting free-radicals – keeping cells healthy and away from diseases. The herb removes toxins, purifies blood and fights bacteria that cause diseases and infections.
As Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature, it is capable of treating chronic fevers. In fact, it can alleviate symptoms related to many fatal conditions like Dengue, Malaria and Swine Flu.
Giloy is known to have a hypoglycemic factor which helps treat diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes. Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology revealed that Giloy is able to lower blood glucose levels and brain lipids in diabetic rats. This concluded with the facts that the herb has hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects.
Giloy turns out to be a mind soother as it helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety. In addition, it also helps in boosting memory and bringing the mind to serene state. In addition, if the herb is combined with other herbs, it can serve as an incredible health tonic.
Studies have proved that Giloy has the potential to treat allergic rhinitis and other related symptoms. Hence, the herb provides significant relief from allergic symptoms.
As Giloy has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, it is useful in alleviating respiratory problems (asthma, a chronic cough, cold or tonsils), arthritis and other related health problems.
Giloy comprises anti-ageing properties that fight skin related problems including pimples, wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. The herb works amazingly in endowing a flawless glowing skin. Additionally, the herb extracts are also known to treat hair related problems.
Clinical studies conducted on rats have shown that Giloy has significant hepatoprotective properties. Hence, it is beneficial in detoxifying the liver and treating conditions related to hepatitis and jaundice.
Know The Precautions
Giloy is a natural medicine that does not show
any serious side-effects. However, it is important to take precautions in some
cases – as follows:
- Diabetic patients consuming Giloy on a long-term basis need to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly. If Giloy is taken along with diabetes medications, both may lower the blood sugar levels drastically. Hence it is important to adjust the medication doses accordingly.
- Giloy enhances immunity. So if the herb is consumed along with medications that decrease immunity, the herb will decrease the effects of the medications.
- Giloy should not be consumed by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
- The herb should not be given to kids under the age of five years.
List Of Giloy Rich Medicines From Vatson Remedies
There are many natural ingredients like Giloy which show tenfold benefits if consumed in combination with other natural ingredients. Vatson Remedies is constantly working on discovering the combinations and proportions that enhance the medicines’ positive impact on health. As a result, our company has come up with a list of natural medicines that are prepared in combination with Giloy.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the benefits of Giloy and its use in the form of syrup, powder and capsules.
- Shahi Aamla Plus Kwath
- Alkovat Syrup
- Hemoclear Syrup
- Livovat-DS Syrup
- Vatoplex Syrup
- Vatcare Hair Oil