Giloy(Tinospora cordifolia): Health Benefits And Complete Nutrition Facts
Giloy is a herb that is important in Ayurveda and is considered the queen of herbs. It has been used in Ayurveda since centuries to treat various diseases.
In Ayurvedic medicine,Guduchi (Giloy) is considered to be one of the three Amrit plants. Amrit means nectar of Gods, such are the qualities of this climber plant that in Sanskrit it named as “Amritavalli”.
Guduchi is well- documented in Ayurvedic literature. Scientific studies also evaluate and confirm the insight beneficial properties of this medicinal herb like Immunomodulatory, Hepatoprotective, Cardioprotective, Anti Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic effect, confirms the ayurvedic view of Guduchi as a Rasayana (rejuvenator) and an immunity booster.
Giloy can be consumed in the form of juice, powder or capsules.
Health Benefits Of Giloy
1. Boosts Immunity
Giloy is a universal herb that helps boost immunity. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep your cells healthy and get rid of diseases. Giloy helps remove toxins, purifies blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections. “Giloy is used by experts in treating heart related conditions, and is also found useful in treating infertility”.
2. Treats Chronic Fever
Giloy helps get rid of recurrent fevers. Since Giloy is antipyretic in nature, it can reduce signs and symptoms of several life threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu and Malaria as well.
3. Boosts Liver Function
Giloy has the ability to detoxify your liver and help in proper functioning. It might also act as a remedy for fatty liver. One of the biggest benefits of Giloy is that it can help stimulate the regeneration of liver tissue that has been damaged.
4. Improves Digestion
Giloy works towards building a stronger digestive system and immunes body against hyperacidity, colitis, worm infestations, and loss of appetite, abdominal pain, excessive thirst, and vomiting.
5. Increases the blood count
Giloy cures dengue fever in early stages without any side-effects. The platelets are increased in significant manner and it lowers down the body temperature. If platelets are too much low then it can be taken at least 4-5 times a day. It is also believed that Giloy has liver protecting properties.
6. Stress Buster
Due to adaptogenic effects, it helps body coping with stress.
7. Purify Blood
Being a blood purifier, it is beneficial in skin diseases. It also has antipruritic action, which helps in relieving itching.
8. Treats Arthritis
Giloy has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties which help in treating varied symptoms of arthritis such as joint pain.
9. Anti-ageing properties
Giloy can be used to treat signs of aging. It contains anti-aging properties that reduce dark spots, pimples, wrinkles and fine lines. It keeps your skin bright, young and beautiful.
10. Improve Eye Vision
Giloy might help in improving the clarity of vision. In order to get the benefits of Giloy for your eyesight, boil Guduchi powder or Guduchi leaves in water. Once it cools down apply it on the eyelids.
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Though Giloy is used to treat diabetes, it can further lower glucose levels if other medicines are taken along with it.
The consumption of Giloy should be strictly monitored during pregnancy.