Giloy or Guduchi is also known as Indian Tinospora, one of the most important herbs to exist in Ayurveda. It is used for a variety of purposes. It is anti-pyretic, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and with several other medicinal properties to be used in treating various diseases.

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1. Enhances Immunity

Giloy is an amazing herb that boosts the immunity as it is having antioxidant property that enhances the efficacy of white blood cells and thus helps to fight against infections and bacteria causing dangerous diseases and counteract liver diseases and urinary tract infections and thus maintains good health. It is also a good detoxifier, removing toxins from kidneys and liver as well as rejuvenating agent. It even solves health problems by regulating the bad cholesterol levels, sugar level.

2. Helps in Treating Arthritis and Gout

Giloy comprises anti-inflammatory along with anti-arthritic properties that benefit in managing the Arthritis, Gout and Rheumatism and their other symptoms, involving pain. It mitigates the painful condition like joint pain to vast extent. It also neutralizes the uric acid level in the body, thereby comes out to be an effective herb for gout.

3. Digestive Health

Some active components in make it a natural remedy for digestive problems like flatulence, stomach ulcer, acidity, bladder pain and piles. Its soothing effect relaxes the inflamed and injured mucous membranes of digestive system. Giloy benefits in stomach problem by raising the secretion of mucous which is a protection barrier of the stomach against stomach acid and other harmful substances.

If ˝ gram of Giloy powder is taken along with ˝ gm amla regularly its results are better. Giloy juice along with buttermilk is also another option that maximizes the results which is used for patients suffering from piles. Briefly Giloy relaxes the mind and prevents indigestion.

4. Diabetes

Anyone with Diabetes can use Giloy as it is an effective herb due to its hypoglycemic effect. It has capability of lowering the levels of blood sugar and lipids. This helps to treat type 2 diabetes.

But be cautious if someone is already taking medicines for diabetes, because if in case giloy is consumed along with the medicines, it may further reduce the blood glucose levels, so better to consult doctor.

5. Eye Disorders

Giloy also good for treatment of eye disorders. Some phytochemicals present in it help to clarify the eyes and help to see better without use of your spectacles.

Decoction of Giloy is made along with triphala and mixing some honey and peepal powder in it. Consume this two times in a day. This tonic helps to improve the eyesight.

Use10 ml juice of Giloy and mix rock salt and honey in it and then apply this on your eyes. This natural remedy bring relief from scleral itching, cataract, and corneal disorders.

6. Mental Disorders

Giloy is found to be much effective to treat various mental disorders so it is a useful psychotropic herb which being an antioxidant agent helps to remove toxins from the nervous system and improves the functioning of brain. It helps in controlling headaches, the mental stress and anxiety as well as promotes memory. Its juice is much beneficial.

7. Swine Flu

Its bitter nature makes it efficient natural antipyretic agent which is very beneficial in preventing swine flu. It is capable of producing antibodies that fights against the H1N1 Virus. It also a good in enhancing the immunity therefore it increases the body’s resistance to fight against various form of viruses.

For effectiveness against Swine Flu prepare decoction of giloy stem by boiling it with few basil leaves and reduce to 1/4th and use.

8. Skin Disorders

Giloy is efficient in anti-aging and blood purifying properties which benefit a lot in skin problems like smoothening the skin, reduces wrinkles and makes the skin healthy.

Giloy is effective in various skin infections like Eczema, Rashes caused due to allergies, Lichen Planus and some other skin infections.

So for better skin drink giloy juice daily for about 15 days.

9. Helps in Menstrual Problems

Giloy is also suitable herbal tonic in menstrual problem. Its stem, leaves as well as the root, every part is effective in controlling the problem of excessive bleeding during menstruation or in case of bleeding after abortion or delivery. But try the herb after consulting your doctor if you are experiencing these problems.

10. Respiratory Problems

Giloy is effective in respiratory problems such as decongesting the lungs, asthma and cough etc. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it effective for asthma. The juice of its roots and bark can be used in treating asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Along with above benefits, Giloy is even effective in other problems like treat chronic fever, increases appetite, helps in cancer treatment, useful in jaundice and anemia etc.