What is Giloy and What are its Benefits?

By Kapiva Editorial

Unknown to many, hence a well-guarded secret of Ayurveda, Guduchi or Giloy is a wonder-drug (more like a wonder-herb!). One would be pleasantly surprised to know that a single herb could harbour that many health benefits.

Indigenous to the tropical areas of India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Giloy is a herbaceous vine of the family Menispermaceae, which is essentially a glabrous, climbing shrub. Tinospora Cordifolia has been in use in Ayurveda for eons now. It means ‘Amrita’ in Sanskrit, which is the literal translation for ‘the root of immortality’ – courtesy of its abundant medicinal properties. And boy, has it earned it.

Goodness of Giloy for Health

Bio-chemical substances like steroids, flavonoids, lignans, and carbohydrates comes plentiful in this herb which makes it immensely useful in the manufacturing of both Ayurvedic and Modern medicines. What are the various giloy juice benefits? How is giloy for health beneficial? Let’s find out:

  • Immunity Booster
    Its primary function is its role in boosting immunity. The antioxidants present not only fight free-radicals and remove toxins from the system, but also help in the upkeep of the liver and kidneys.
  • Antipyretic
    Being antipyretic in nature, it increases the count of your blood platelets and helps in alleviating symptoms of dengue, fever and malaria. This is an important property of giloy for health.
  • Eases digestion
    Giloy is a digestive. Resultantly, it comes in handy for people suffering from piles or constipation.
  • Hypoglycaemic agent
    This Ayurvedic herb is a proven effective medicine for people suffering from Diabetes. India being the Diabetes capital of the world, Giloy can benefit millions.
  • Relieves Asthma
    Symptoms ranging from chest tightness to wheezing – it is a one-stop remedy for all respiratory issues.
  • Anti-ageing agent
    Giloy helps in keeping wrinkles, pimples and fine lines at bay, and renders your skin its youthful sheen.

Hang on, that’s not all. In addition to all the above, Giloy also gives a boost to libido. In other words, it acts as an aphrodisiac. There are so many giloy juice benefits! Is there anything this herb cannot do?

It is ideally consumed in the form of juice, powder or capsules. So, get your readymade daily quota in Giloy JuiceTulsi Giloy Juice Tulsi Giloy Power Combo and Amla Giloy Power Combo and enjoy the giloy juice benefits. Thank us later!

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Kapiva Editorial

We are a team of food scientists and Ayurveda experts at Kapiva. Our mission is to raise awareness and educate people on ancient principles and herbs found in traditional texts. We work together to develop the most comprehensive content on Ayurveda which is grounded in peer-reviewed, scientific research.