In ayurveda Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is a wonderful herb also known as ‘Amrita’, which literally means ‘the root of immortality’ and this is because of its abundant medicinal properties.
- Boosting immunity: Giloy has antibacterial properties which makes it a very good immunity booster. It is also full of antioxidants which helps in flushing out toxins from body and protect us from many diseases including cancer.
- Antipyretic: Giloy is antipyretic and is able to fight against fever. It also increases the count of platelets in blood. It has ability to treat chronic fever. Giloy should be boiled with holy basil leaves (tulsi) and its decoction should be taken thrice a day to treat chronic fever, dengue, chikungunya, swine flu, malaria etc. Its also important to drink a lot of water in these health conditions.
- Diabetes: Giloy also has ability to reduce the sugar levels in blood. It is also capable to reduce lipid levels. Its juice should be consumed by diabetic patients in order to reduce high levels of sugar.
- Arthritis and joint pain: Giloy is also a very good herb for joints. It relives the symptoms of arthritis and joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Anti aging: Giloy has anti-aging effects. It is full of antioxidants and has ability to rejuvenate your skin.
- Digestion: Giloy is a very great digestive agent if its powder is taken with amla (Indian gooseberry) powder, It makes a very great remedy for digestion.
- Improves vision: Giloy should be boiled in water and let it cool down. You can apply this over your eyelids to improve your vision.
Things to Consider before consuming giloy:
Giloy can make your immune system over reactive which is not suitable in some health conditions such as autoimmune disorders. Giloy can also bring your sugar levels on considerably down side. You should always monitor your glucose levels while taking giloy. It should also not be taken regularly for longer durations. Keep in mind that this is a herbal medicine, not a regular herb.