by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 28, 2023
ABOUT THE HERB :Giloy, scientifically known as Tinospora cordifolia, is a climbing shrub that is native to India but can be found in several other tropical regions. Giloy is a deciduous vine with heart-shaped leaves that are typically green. It climbs trees and other supports and can grow quite vigorously. In traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, Giloy is highly regarded for its medicinal properties. It is used for its immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. It helps to enhance the body's natural defense mechanisms and promote overall well-being. Typically, the stem of the Giloy plant is the most commonly used part for medicinal purposes. It can be consumed in various forms, such as decoctions, powders, or as an ingredient in herbal formulations. Giloy is available in various forms, including fresh stems, powders, capsules and Giloy juice.
PROPERTIES OF GILOY :
- Antioxidant Properties: Giloy is known for its ability to scavenge free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can damage cells and DNA. This antioxidant action contribute to its health benefits
- Immunomodulatory: Giloy is known for its ability to modulate the immune system. It help strengthen the body's immune response, making it more effective in fighting off infections and illnesses.
- Anti-Inflammatory: It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and relieve various inflammatory conditions, including arthritis and allergies.
- Antioxidant: Giloy contains antioxidants that neutralize harmful free radicals, which are implicated in cell damage and aging. This property is important for overall health.
- Anti-Pyretic (Fever-Reducing): Giloy has been traditionally used to reduce fever, and it's considered a febrifuge. It can help in managing various types of fevers.
- Anti-Diabetic: Some studies suggest that Giloy have a role in regulating blood sugar levels, which can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes.
- Anti-Stress: It has adaptogenic properties, which means it can help the body adapt to stress and maintain balance.
- Hepato-Protective: Giloy has a protective effect on the liver, helping to maintain its health and function.
- Anti-Cancer: Research has shown that Giloy have potential in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
BENIFITS OF GILOY :
- Boosts Immunity: Giloy is immunomodulatory, which can help strengthen the immune system, making the body more resistant to infections.
- Fever Management: It is traditionally used to reduce fevers, including those caused by common illnesses like the flu and infections.
- Diabetes Management: Studies suggest that Giloy help regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for individuals with diabetes.
- Digestive Health: It can aid in improving digestion and used to treat various digestive disorders.
- Stress Management: Giloy is believed to have adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with stress and maintain balance.
- Liver Health: It has a protective effect on the liver, supporting its health and function.
- Cardiovascular Health: Giloy help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
- Skin Health: Some people use Giloy for skin conditions, as it has a detoxifying effect that improve skin health.
ROLE OF GUDUCHI IN FEVER :Tinospora corfifolia is beneficial in all kinds of fever including viral and bacterial infections. It has immunomodulatory action which reduces the span of fever and prevents further infections. Active compounds like 11-hydroxymuskatone, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N-formylannonain, cordifolioside-A, magnoflorine, tinocordiside have potential immunomodulatory effects. Aqueous extracts of tinospora influence the cytokine production, mitogenicity, stimulation and activation of immune effector cells. Some research shows that the oral administration of alcoholic extracts of tinospora significantly increase the WBCs counts and bone marrow cells significantly indicating stimulatory effect on haemopoitic system. When it is combined with Ashwagandha and Tulsi, its anti-pyretic action improves and maintains physical and mental strength of patients. Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy) is effective in breaking the chain of viruses that causes infection due to its multiple miraculous properties. It is believed since ages that Ayurveda has the power to treat deadly diseases naturally. This herb play a role in boosting up immunity and eliminating virus from the body and significantly treat viral infections. This plant is a powerhouse of various phytochemicals which purify blood, boost immunity and flushes toxins from the body. Consuming it can induce anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can cure breathing problems and fever. The phytochemical compounds present in the herb like giloin, tinosponone, terpenoid, alkaloid, lignans, glycosides etc. block the novel virus from replicating and is a potent tonic in the treatment of fever.
BENEFITS OF GILOY CAPSULES :
- Boost immunity
- Treat chronic fever
- Improves digestion
- Reduce stress and anxiety
Dosage– 1 Capsule morning and evening or as directed by physicians.