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Scientific name of Giloy-Indian tinospora: Tinospora cordifolia 

Name of Giloy-Indian tinospora in different languages:

English: Heartleaf moonseed, Indian Tinospora

Sanskrit: Guduchi, Amritavalli

Hindi: Giloy, Gulancha

Malayalam: Amruthu-അമൃത്, Chittamruthu-ചിറ്റമൃത്

Plant description:

Giloy-Heart leaf moonseed or Amruthuvalli is a climbing shrub found all over India, growing in normal Indian climate and dry forest areas, leaves are human heart shaped and bark is off white or grey in color, stems are finger sized and it is the useful plant part used in medicines, it has a slender aerial root which  reaches the ground. Flowers are yellow, seen in nodes in the old stem. Fruits are turning red when it becomes ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuate
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  arcuate

Useful plant parts:


Chemical Contents:

Tinocordifolin, tinocordifolioside, tinocordioside, cordioside, picroretine, colombine, columbin and arabinogalactan polysaccharide.

Medicinal uses:

To treat liver, stomach, skin disorders, to treat the diabetic, Anti-aging, increase sexual power.

Giloy-Gulancha-Indian Tinospora is considered as a miraculous medicine in Ayurvedic scriptures

How to prepare medicines with Amruth:

For diabetic patients:

Cut the stem of giloy in approximate 1 inch and boil in 1 of water till the water reduced to 1 glass, 50ml can drink one time, it is also very effective for control cholesterol.

To treat all type of fevers:

we can prepare a decoction of giloy and tulasi to treat fever-Take Giloy / Amrita ( Indian Tinospora), Stem, 1 feet length and take 8 to 10 tulsi(Holy basil) leaves.Cut the stem of Giloy into small pieces and grind with tulasi leaves to make a paste and add this mixture in one liter of water and allow to boil well to reduce the water became 250 ml. this can take three times daily.

Gulancha is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Amrita Ghrita Devadarvyarishtam  Pathyadi Kadha 
Amritharishtam Devdarvadi Kashaya  Patoladi Kashayam
Amrutadi Tailam Dhoordhorpathradi Velichenna Punarvadi Kashayam
Amruthadi kashayam  Elakanadi Kashayam Raktansoo Tablets
Amruthotharam Kashayam Guduchyadi Kashayam Rasnairandadi Kashayam
Aragwadharishtam Guduchyadi Tailam  Rheumallin tablets
Arukaladi Thailam Herbollin Tablet Sanjivani Vati
Asana Eladi Tailam Jeevanthyadi Kashayam Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Asana Manishtadi Oil Kaisoragulgulu Vattu Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Asana Vilwadi Thailam Kayonniadi Velichenna Shilapravang Tablet
Asanavilwadi Velichenna Kokilaksha Kashayam  Siva Gulika
Astapatra Tailam  Kunjunniyadi Tailam Sudarsanasava
Asthiposhak Tablet Madhumehari Yog tablet Triguni Plus Tablet 
Bala Thailam  Maha Triphaladi Ghrita Triphaladi Thailam 
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vajraka Ghrita
Balaguloochuadi Keram Mahatiktaka Ghrita   Vajrakam Kashayam
Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Mahatiktam kashayam Vathavidamsini thailam
Balaguluchyadi Thailam  Marma Thailam Vidaryadyasavam
Brihat Marichadi Taila  Nimbamrithasavam Vilwapachottiyadi Thailam
Chandanadi kashayam Panchatikta Ghrita Vyaghradi Kashayam
Dadhika Ghrita Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita   Yakratankush Tablet 
Dasamoolarishtam Parpatakarishtam  
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