Giloy has recently become quiet popular when it was said that it can cure swine flu.In Ayurveda literature it is described as Amrita because of its innumerable medicinal properties.We have two giloy plants in our home and my father who is an arthritis patient has benefit a lot from it.Giloy is anti-arthrtic, anti –periodic, anti pyretic , digestive, anti inflammatory , blood purifier and has number of uses.

Various name of giloy in India

Hindi Name

Giloya, Guduchi (Hindi)

Bengali Name


Telugu Name

Tippaatigo (Telugu)

Tamil Name

Shindilakodi (Tamil)

Marathi Name:

Gulavel (Marathi)

It can be used in chronic fever, gouts, vomiting, cardiac debility , skin diseases, anemia, cough, jaundice, seminal weakness, leprosy.

It belongs to the family of Menispermaceae and is a vigorous climber. Its English name is Gulancha Tinospora. There are about 40 species of Giloy which are found throughout the world, comprising parts of Africa, Southern Eastern Asia, and Australia. Out of 40 species only 4 species have been found in India.

Nowadays market is full of giloy tablets as well. If you don’t find the plant which I think you can if you are living in a place which has warm climate and because of its popularity many nurseries too have it now.

Few of its medicinal uses are

1.If you are suffering from any kind of skin diseases if giloy juice is taken with neem and amla it is very effective. You can see the result in fifteen days.

2.In piled its juice with butter milk is very useful.

3.Its juice is considered very effective in removing both exogenous and endogenous toxins.It also cleans out the brain toxins that disturbs mental function.

4.My father is an Asthama patient and he started chewing its root and bark every day.This has helped him a lot .Giloy is effective in respiratory troubles particularly in asthama. My father took it every day weather he was having problem or not.

5.In Diabetes it juice is taken in high quantity regularly.

6.Its steam , leaves and root can be used in excessive bleeding during menstruation or if one have bleeding after abortion or delivery. 5grams of its leaves are crushed together and its juice is extracted. Its juice is taken in 2 to 3ml in half cup of water and given to the patient till its condition improve.

7.Used in malaria and other fever too which is taken with honey.(The stem of the plant with pipli(piper longum) is taken).

8.During indigestion the juice is taken or the paste of the leaves is given with butter milk.

Giloy Dosage

• Powder 1-2 gm. up to maximum 5 gm.

• Decoction 50-100 ml

• Extract 1-2 ml

The taste of the juice is not that great but the kind of result and benefit which it can give to our body is phenomenal.
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