Giloy : About,Ayurvedic Benefits, How To Use

Giloy (Scientifically known as Tinospora Cordifolia) is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used and advocated in
Indian medicine for ages. The best part of ayurvedic herb is that it tends to heal our body without any side effects.It has heart-shaped leaves that resemble betel leaves. In Sanskrit, Giloy is known as ‘Amrita’, which literally translates to ‘the root of immortality’, because of its abundant medicinal properties.


The stem of Giloy is of maximum utility, but the root can also be used.


“Giloy can be consumed in the form of juice, powder or capsules”.


Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).Know the benefits of giloy:

1. Treats Diabetes

Giloy acts as a hypo-glycaemic agent and helps treat diabetes ( Type 2 diabetes).
Giloy juice helps reduce high levels of blood sugar and works wonders.

2. Boosts Immunity

Boosting immunity in times when we are stuck at home, Giloy is a universal herb that helps to do so. 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.

3. Treats Chronic Fever

Giloy helps get rid of recurrent fevers. Since Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature, it can reduce signs and symptoms of several life threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu and Malaria as well.

4. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Giloy being an adaptogenic herb helps reduce mental stress as well as anxiety. It helps get rid of toxins, boosts the memory, calms you down and makes for an excellent health tonic if combined with other herbs .

5. Fights Respiratory Problems

Giloy is popularly known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and helps reduce respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold, tonsils.

6. Reduces Signs Of Aging

Giloy plant contains anti-aging properties that help reduce dark spots, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles.
It helps to heal the skin and make it soft which helps you to get that flawless, glowing skin you’ve always wanted.

7. Improves Digestion

“Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat.

Tip: You can take half a gram of giloy powder with some amla regularly to maximize results, or with jaggery for treating constipation.

8. Heal Up Wounds

Giloy helps in healing of wound, cuts or abrasions due to its Kashaya (astringent) and Ropan (healing) properties.

1. Make a fine paste of Giloy leaves.
2. Add honey or rose water to it.
3. After that apply it on the affected area and leave it for at least 2-3 hours.
4. Wash with plain water afterward.

9. Reliefs Eye Problems

Giloy reduces the risk of eye problems like burning sensation, redness
and itching due to its Kashaya (astringent) and Ropan (healing) nature.

1. Boil some Giloy leaves in water.
2. Let the water cool for some time.
3. Apply this Giloy water over the eyelids and relax with your eyes closed.
4. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash your eyes with water.

10. Prevents Hair loss

Giloy helps to control hair loss and dandruff because of its pungent and astringent nature. Giloy also helps in hair growth due to its rejuvenating properties.

1. Make a fine paste of Giloy leaves.
2. Add honey or rose water to it.
3. Apply it on the scalp and leave it for at least 2-3 hours.
4. Wash it with water.

Shubham Aggarwal
Popular Yogi
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