Botanical Tinospora cordifolia 
SanskritGuduchi,Madhuparni,Amrita,Chinnaruha, Vatsadaani,Tantrika,Kundalini,Chakralakshanika
HindiGiloya, Guduchi
Gujrathigado , galo
KannadaAmrita balli, Amrutha balli
Ind.Brotowali, Andawali, Putrawali
ThaiBoraphet (บอระเพ็ด)

Tinospora cordifolia, also called Guduchi is an herbaceous vine of the family Menispermaceae indigenous to the tropical areas of India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

The plant is a glabrous climbing shrub found throughout India, typically growing in deciduous and dry forests. The leaves are heart shaped. The succulent bark is creamy white to grey in color, with deep clefts spotted with lenticels. It puts out long, slender aerial roots, often growing on mango or neem trees.

Flowers are yellow, growing in lax racemes from nodes on old wood. Fruits are drupes, turning red when ripe. Found throughout tropical India , ascending to an altitude of 1000 ft. Studies on induced oedema and arthritis and on human arthritis proved anti-inflammatory potency of the water extract of plant. It also has antipyretic action.This drug relaxes the intestinal and uterine smooth muscles.It is proved effective in prevention of fibrosis and in stimulating regeneration in hepatic tissue

Contains alkaloid – Berberine and a glucosoid – Giloin

SANSKRIT NAME Guduchi,Madhuparni,Amrita,Chinnaruha, Vatsadaani,Tantrika,Kundalini,Chakralakshanika

Philippines: Makabuhay (Tagolog), Paliaban (Bisaya), Pañgiauban (Bisaya), Taganagtagua


Giloy or Amrita carries anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. This herb has been used in Ayurvedic rasayanas since centuries which is very helpful in building up the immune system and the body’s confrontation against definite infecting organisms. In a scientific study conducted using human WBC (white blood corpuscles), the Ayurvedic herb helps in increasing the killing ability of macrophages, the resistant cells those are accountable for fighting foreign materials as well as microorganisms

There are many uses of Tinospora cordifolia. The stem is used in conditions like generalized weakness , dyspepsia, pyrexias of unknown origin (fevers), swine flu and many urinary tract infections. The bitter properties present in the drug show antiperiodic and antispasmodic properties which is again helpful in preventing swine flu.

It is also used as an immune-modulator in immune-suppression of certain ailments like as obstructive jaundice, hepatic fibrosis, peritonitis and sepsis. The Tinospora or Giloy or amrita has been exposed very effective in preventing fibrous changes and promoting regeneration of the liver against CCl4 induced hepatic toxicity.

This wonderful Ayurvedic herb helps in raising the efficiency of protective WBC (white blood cells) and builds up the body’s own protection mechanism known as immune system.

Guduchi or Giloy will also improve the functioning of protective cells, macrophages and will improve body’s resistance to infections. Guduchi or amrita is a very good and helpful diuretic agent that helps removing renal stones and reducing blood urea from the blood. Tinospora or Amrita can inhibit growth of microorganisms and can develop immunity naturally. Tinospora has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and anti-allergic actions.

Some of the health experts and Ayurvedic doctors also prescribe Tinospora or Giloy for some sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea. The herb is useful in treating various skin diseases and in some cases, hyperacidity too.

This herb is highly recommended by Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev in preventing swine flu that has been declared epidemic world wide.

For maximum benefits, Guduchi has been systematically formalized by plenty of clinical studies. Its formula has been subjected to the contemporary examination of clinical testing to prove its benefits in lightly addressing the health concerns, and its quality is controlled by the most advanced chromatographic techniques.

When the herb is dried and then pure extract is derived, it becomes the ‘Guduchi Ghana satva’ or Giloy satva. It is very fine powder that carries great abilities of the herb Guduchi. The positive thing Guduchi satva carries that even in minor doses, it works wonderfully.


• Swine flu

• Bird flu

• Pyrexia of unknown origin (fever)

• Throat infection

• Sneezing

• Coughing

• Body aches

Synonym: heartleaf moonseed , A Swine flu H1N1 killer
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