Scientific name of Giloy-Indian tinospora: Tinospora cordifolia

Name of Giloy-Indian Tinospora in different languages:

English: Heartleaf moonseed, Indian Tinospora

Sanskrit: Guduchi, Amritavalli

Hindi: Giloy, Gulancha

Malayalam: Amruthu-അമൃത്, Chittamruthu-ചിറ്റമൃത്

Plant description:

Giloy-Heart leaf moonseed or Amruthuvalli is a climbing shrub found all over India, growing in normal Indian climate and dry forest areas, The leaves are human heart-shaped and the bark is off-white or grey in color, The stems are finger and it is useful plant part used in medicines, it has a slender aerial root which reaches the ground. Flowers are yellow, seen in nodes in the old stem. Fruits turn red when it becomes ripe.

Useful plant parts:


Chemical Contents:

Tinocordifolin, tinocordifolioside, tinocordioside, cordioside, picroretine, colombine, columbin and arabinogalactan polysaccharide.

Medicinal uses:

To treat liver, stomach, and skin disorders, to treat diabetes, Anti-aging, and increase sexual power.

Giloy-Gulancha-Indian Tinospora is considered a miraculous medicine in Ayurvedic scriptures

How to prepare medicines with Amruth:

For diabetic patients:

Cut the stem of giloy in approximately 1 inch and boil in 1 of water till the water is reduced to 1 glass, 50ml can be drunk one time, it is also very effective for controlling cholesterol.

To treat all types of fevers:

we can prepare a decoction of giloy and tulasi to treat fever-Take Giloy / Amrita ( Indian Tinospora), Stem, 1 foot length, and take 8 to 10 tulsi(Holy basil) leaves. Cut the stem of Giloy into small pieces and grind with tulasi leaves to make a paste add this mixture in one liter of water and allow it to boil well to reduce the water became 250 ml. this can be taken three times daily.

Gulancha is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Amrita Ghrita Devadarvyarishtam  Pathyadi Kadha 
Amritharishtam Devdarvadi Kashaya  Patoladi Kashayam
Amrutadi Tailam Dhoordhorpathradi Velichenna Punarvadi Kashayam
Amruthadi kashayam  Elakanadi Kashayam Raktansoo Tablets
Amruthotharam Kashayam Guduchyadi Kashayam Rasnairandadi Kashayam
Aragwadharishtam Guduchyadi Tailam  Rheumallin tablets
Arukaladi Thailam Herbollin Tablet Sanjivani Vati
Asana Eladi Tailam Jeevanthyadi Kashayam Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Asana Manishtadi Oil Kaisoragulgulu Vattu Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Asana Vilwadi Thailam Kayonniadi Velichenna Shilapravang Tablet
Asanavilwadi Velichenna Kokilaksha Kashayam  Siva Gulika
Astapatra Tailam  Kunjunniyadi Tailam Sudarsanasava
Asthiposhak Tablet Madhumehari Yog tablet Triguni Plus Tablet 
Bala Thailam  Maha Triphaladi Ghrita Triphaladi Thailam 
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vajraka Ghrita
Balaguloochuadi Keram Mahatiktaka Ghrita   Vajrakam Kashayam
Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Mahatiktam kashayam Vathavidamsini thailam
Balaguluchyadi Thailam  Marma Thailam Vidaryadyasavam
Brihat Marichadi Taila  Nimbamrithasavam Vilwapachottiyadi Thailam
Chandanadi kashayam Panchatikta Ghrita Vyaghradi Kashayam
Dadhika Ghrita Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita Yakratankush Tablet 
Dasamoolarishtam Parpatakarishtam  

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