Giloy, which is also called Tinospora Cordifolia (Gurjo in Nepali), is an Ayurvedic herb used as medicine for ages.
According to Anshul Jaibharat, a Delhi-based nutritionist, it is known as ‘Amrit’, which literally means the ‘root of immortality’, because of its abundant medicinal properties.
Giloy’s stem can be of maximum utility. Even its roots can also be used. It can be consumed in the form of powder, juice, or even capsules.
Benefits of Giloy
Boost immunity: This herb helps boost immunity since it is called a powerhouse of anti-oxidants. Giloy (Gurjo) helps purifies blood, remove toxins, and fights bacteria that causes diseases.
It also combats liver diseases as well as urinary tract infections.
Good for chronic fever: Giloy helps in getting rid of recurrent fevers due to its anti-pyretic nature. It can also reduce symptoms of a number of life threatening conditions such as Dengue and Swine Flu
Improves digestion: This plant is also beneficial in improving digestion as well as treating bowel related issues. Take half a gram of Giloy powder with some Amla (gooseberry) regularly to maximize results.
Reduces stress, anxiety: Giloy helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety. It helps to get rid of toxins besides boosting memory, and calming down one’s mind.
Reduces signs of aging: Giloy contains anti-aging properties. It also help reduce pimples, dark spots, and wrinkles. It gives flawless and glowing skin.
Fights respiratory problems: Giloy is also popular for its anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps reduce respiratory problems such as cold, frequent cough, and tonsils.
Treats diabetes: Giloy works as a hypo-glycaemic agent which helps treat diabetes. It also reduces high levels of blood sugar.
Treats arthritis: Giloy contains anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties that would help treat arthritis.
Improves Vision: Giloy juice applied to the eyes helps boost vision clarity.