Hindi Name: Guduchi/Giloy

English Name: Heart-Leaved Moonseed

Latin Name: Tinospora cordifolia

Sanskrit Name: Amruta/Amritavalli


In Ayurvedic medicine,Guduchi (Giloy) is considered to be one of the three Amrit plants. Amrit means nectar of Gods, such are the qualities of this climber plant that in Sanskrit it named as “Amritavalli”.

Guduchi is well- documented in Ayurvedic literature. Scientific studies also evaluate and confirm the insight beneficial properties of this medicinal herb like Immunomodulatory, Hepatoprotective, Cardioprotective, Antiinflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic effect, confirms the ayurvedic view of Guduchi as a Rasayana (rejuvenator) and an immunity booster.


Due to these properties Guduchi when consumed in the right quantity along with other herbs helps in enhancing immunity.

Health Benefits of Giloy (Guduchi)

  1. Boosts Immunity

    Guduchi is recognized to accord longevity, enhances memory, improves health, and bestows youth. This herb, activates the immune system of the body, boosting immunity and promoting vitality in a person.

  2. Detoxification

    Guduchi works as a detoxifier and improves complexion and luster of the skin. People suffering from skin ailments often apply the Guduchi plant oil on the affected areas. It is also popular as a skin lotion, considering the fact that it improves skin complexion and enhances the general health of the skin

  3. Effective against respiratory Infections

    Guduchi has been preferred traditionally to treat ailments such as bronchitis and chronic cough. It pacifies the mucous membrane of your respiratory system thereby making it very effective against asthma.

  4. Boosts Liver Function

    Giloy or Guduchi has the ability to detoxify your liver and help in proper functioning. It might also act as a remedy for fatty liver. One of the biggest benefits of Guduchi is that it can help stimulate the regeneration of liver tissue that has been damaged.

  5. Improves Digestion

    Guduchi works towards building a stronger digestive system and immunes body against hyperacidity, colitis, worm infestations, and loss of appetite, abdominal pain, excessive thirst, and vomiting.

  6. Reduces Stress and anxiety

    Giloy is an excellent adaptogenic herb, which means that it helps in managing stress and anxiety by normalizing your physiological functions. It has a calming effect on the body. Due to its ability to cross the blood brain barrier, Guduchi has the power to enhance memory and cognitive functions.

  7. Health Rejuvenator

    This medicinal herb is a health rejuvenator which is also widely known for its effectivity in enhancing natural immunity to fight against a number of illnesses such as fever, jaundice, skin diseases, constipation and tuberculosis.

  8. Anti Ageing Properties

    The anti ageing properties in Gudduchi helps in reducing wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples resulting in flawless and glowing skin.

  9. Anti-Inflamatory Properties

    Guduchi is known for its anti-inflamatory properties which provides relief while dealing with inflamatory conditions such as gout and arthritis. Clicnical evaluations have shown to significantly reduce pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. Brings down fever

    Guduchi helps in bringing high fever under control by lowering the body temperature. It is very effective while dealing with intermittent fevers.

  11. Promotes Sexual Health

    Giloy is well known in Ayurveda for its aphrodisiac benefits. It can effectively tackle various sexual health issues such as impotence and involuntary ejaculation.

  12. Improves Eye-sight

    Giloy might help in improving the clarity of vision. In order to get the benefits of Giloy for your eyesight, boil Guduchi powder or Guduchi leaves in water. Once it cools down apply it on the eye lids.

As far as taste is concerned Guduchi (Giloy) is astrigent, bitter and pungent. Along with removing accumulated Pitta, Guduchi has immense potential to balance all the Doshas in the body.

It is highly recommended that you consume Guduchi (Giloy) after consulting an ayurvedic medicine specialist. Guduchi is normally consumed in the powdered form. Normal dosage is a teaspoon at a time, taken twice a day. The Dosage might vary depending on the type of health problem. Various concoctions can be made using Guduchi and other herbs such as Ashwagandha. Giloy can also be consumed as a juice or applied topically as a paste for skin problems.

Major side effects havn’t been reported after consuming Guduchi. People with weak digestive systems might experience constipation after long terms use of Guduchi. Consult a trained ayurvedic practioner regarding dosage that is suitable for you.

Various studies and scientific evaluations have been conducted on the pharmacological effects of Guduchi (Giloy). It is slowly gaining popularity in all parts of the world as a preventive and clinical medicine. The importance of this wonder herb is increasing day by day as more and more people start knowing the uses of Guduchi (Giloy).

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