Giloy – Immunity Booster, fights Covid-19 & Many More

According to Wiki, Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), which is also known by the common names heart-leaved moonseed, guduchi, and giloy. It is an herbaceous vine of the family Menispermaceae indigenous to tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent.


Giloy actually means ‘Amrita’ in Sanskrit, which means the root to immortality. It’s a part of Indian medicine from a very long time.

It contains high amount of Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Phosphorous.

Meanwhile, the world is trying there best to find out some kind of solution like medicine or vaccine for Covid-19, the Ministry Of Ayush has also come up with a list of Ayurvedic formulations. Which includes Ashwagandha, Giloy and Tulsi, that will be tried as an add-on therapy for Covid-19 infection.

Immunity Booster

Recently, Swami Ramdev said that herbs like Tulsi, Giloy and Ashwagandha can offer very effective treatment of Coronavirus. Further, he has claimed that giloy is 100% effective against this infection. As it works as a super immunity booster.

So, we will discuss today, the benefits, uses & side effects As Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia).

Benefits of Giloy:

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)

1. Great Immunity Booster :

Since, it is a powerhouse of Antioxidants which helps to fight free-radicals, keeps your cells healthy and get rid of diseases, it’s a great.. great immunity booster.

2. Detoxifying & Fights So Many Infections :

It works as a detoxifying agent too, as it helps removing toxins, purifies blood. As well as it fight so many bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and UTI ( Urinary Tract Infections ).

3. Treats Chronic Fever :

As per Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath, ” Giloy helps get rid of recurrent fevers. Since, it 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. Works Great For Digestive System :

As it is Agni Deepana, it increases digestive strength, as well as treats bowel related issues.

5. Helps Treating Diabetes :

Since, giloy juice helps reduce high levels of Blood Sugar and works wonders. So, according to Dr.Manoj K Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, ” It acts as a hypoglycaemic agent and helps treat diabetes ( Especially Type 2 diabetes ).

6. Helps reducing Anxiety & Stress :

It can be used as an adaptogenic herb too. Helps reduce metal 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.

7. Treats Arthrities :

For joint pain, you can have the powder from Giloy stem, boiled with milk. As it, contains anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several symptoms. It can also be used along with ginger to treat rheumatoid arthrities.

8. Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms :

Chewing on Giloy root helps Asthma patients ( which causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, caughing ) etc. It is often recommended by experts.

9. Reduces Signs Of Aging :

Meanwhile it contains anti-aging properties that help reduce dark spots, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles too.

Uses :

Immunity Boosting Kadha

You can use it in several forms and in several ways.

Normally, it is ideal to take 2-3 teaspoon of Giloy Juice diluted with water, in an empty stomach early in the morning.

Or, you can also take 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of Giloy churna mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey ( avoid honey if you are a diabetic ), after lunch and dinner.

Also, you can have Giloy Kadha, which is an ancient recipe, also recommended by Ayurveda.

Side-Effects :


No series side-effects. However, in some cases, it can cause constipation and lower blood sugar level. Better to monitor Blood Sugar Level regularly.

Avoid Giloy if you are pregnant or Breast Feeding, due to lack of Scientific evidence.

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You can also check out our another post on Immunity Boosting Drink (Kadha) :

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