Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is one of the most popular traditional herbs with adaptogenic properties which promotes normal immune function and deals with stress. It is also called as Amrita, Amrithu, Giloy and Gulansha.
In Ayurveda, it is categorized as rasayanas which means it is a rejuvenator and daily tonic which improves body’s resistance against illnesses. It is native to Himalaya but can also be found in many parts of South India. It is effective anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-rheumatic herb.
What are the benefits of Guduchi?
Guduchi improves body’s immune power by maintaining white blood cells and thus supports defence mechanism.
It has hepato-protective properties which can be used in the treatment of Hepatitis, liver damage or alcohol poisoning.
It’s a good diuretic which takes away kidney stones out of the body and manages urinary tract infections.
Joint pain, joint inflammation and arthritis can be effectively treated with Guduchi.
Acts as an adjuvant for people undergoing chemotherapy.
How to take Guduchi?
One capsule, twice a day or as prescribed by physician.
Precautions while taking Guduchi
Children below 14 years may find difficulty in swallowing the capsules. So, pure herb (capsule) should not be taken by children below 14 years.
What are the side effects of Guduchi?
No side effects are observed when taken with doctor’s prescription.
How to store Guduchi?
Always store it in cool dry place irrespective of the weather.
None of the information provided above must be used for self-diagnosis of any health problem or analyzing the side effects of the medication. The doctor’s advice is mandatory for taking Guduchi from Himalaya.