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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
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.
Useful plant parts:
Tinocordifolin, tinocordifolioside, tinocordioside, cordioside, picroretine, colombine, columbin and arabinogalactan polysaccharide.
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.