Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Giloy also known as Guduchi is an ancient herb having heart-shaped leaves that resemble betel leaves. Giloy (or Tinospora cordifolia) is a herb that has been used for treating chronic fever to boosting digestion and immunity.
The stem is of maximum utility but the root can also be used. Giloy can be consumed in the form of juice, powder or its kadha (tea). It can be consumed either in powder form or after boiling and making a soup. Being rich in antioxidants, this herb can boost your immunity and prevent the onset of common infections.
Giloy is known for its immunity booster activity. It may cause the immunity system to become more active.
The herb helps in managing high blood glucose level by assisting in the production of insulin. Giloy juice helps reduce high levels of blood sugar and helps treat Type 2 diabetes.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is effective against respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold and tonsils.
It also helps to reduce mental stress as well as anxiety.
It also improves metabolism, remove toxins and is useful for weight management.
To improve digestion, one can consume half a gram of giloy powder with equal quantity of amla powder daily in the morning.
Giloy is safe when used for short-term and in the recommended dosage. Its use may be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding period. Recommended daily dose for Giloy powder is ¼ - ½ teaspoon twice a day. It may be used with honey or milk for external applications.
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