Tinospora cordifolia also known as heartleaf moonseed or Giloy is used in the Indian Ayurvedic system because of its wide medicinal properties. It is known as the queen of all herbs. It is supposed to be the nectar of god Indra, that’s why it is considered Amrita (pious liquid or nectar).
Giloy is used in multiple drug formulations. It has many health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-allergic, anti-malarial, anti-diabetic and anti-impotency.
Also this herb has the capacity to cue fever, malaria, typhoid, jaundice, dengue and tuberculosis.
Here are 8 benefits of giloy
1. Boosts Immunity
The extract of Tinospora helps in improving the immune system of the body.
It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep your cells healthy and get rid of diseases. Giloy stimulates the immunity and increases the antibody-producing cells and circulating antibody throughout the body.
The main medicinal property of Tinospora cordifolia is that it is anti-diabetic in nature. Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic agent and helps treat diabetes.
Alkaloid is the main component in the stems of this plant which acts as an antidiabetic drug through oxidative stress and by promoting insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis.
3. Treats Chronic Fever
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. Improves digestion
Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues. Giloy has a bacteriostatic effect on corynebacterium tuberculosis and E. coli thus helpful in gastro-intestinal disorders like dyspepsia, acid dyspepsia, gastritis, oesophagi flatulence etc.
5. Reduce stress
Tinospora cordifolia also helps in reducing the stress level of our body.
The aqueous, alcoholic, acetone and petroleum ether extracts of the stem of Tinospora Cordifolia have shown anti-stress activity and Pyrrolidine isolated from the ethylacetate extract of T. Cordifolia showed central nervous system, depressant and hypoglycemic activity.
6. Protects liver
Tinospora cordifolia helps in vitalizing the liver tissue and makes liver more strong and healthy.
It helps to vitalize the liver and prevent any further damage to this vital organ. Its decoction is also good for kidney and heart.
7. Treats Arthritis
Giloy contains anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several symptoms.
The giloy extract and decoction are helpful in the treatment and management of gout, gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, clinical conditions or excess urate deposition.
8. Heart disease
Giloy is good for heart health. Tinospora cordifolia helps in lowering the lipid level especially cholesterol and LDL cholesterol of the heart and thus helps in living healthy cardio related disease-free life.
It will help clear the obstruction in the arteries as well as in the heart and act as a cardioprotective agent.