Giloy, guduchi or amrita- divine herb useful in many serious health issues!

Learning about Guduchi is highly recommended as it is definitely one of the most important herbs for promoting a long healthy life.

🤔What is Giloy? 🌷🌷🌱☘️

👉It is a climbing shrub or creeper which is extensively used in Ayurveda, giloy which grows over neem tree is considered as best. 🌺
👉It is one of those herb which you should grow in your house or should always keep in house in dry powder or tablet form as it is useful in many conditions and it is one of the most safe herb . 🌿☘️
👉It can be taken not only during illness but in healthy condition, also to improve immunity and it is absolutely safe to be used for children.☘️🌺

🤔How to identify it?? 🌻🌻

👉It’s leaves are heart shaped, bark of stem is thin and when when you cut its bark horizontally you will see wheel like arrangement. ☘️

🤔Why it is called Amrita?
👉There are many synonyms of giloy one is Amrita which means one which gives long life. 🌷
👉Guduchi means which protects entire body.
👉Amritvalli – as it never dies and it easily grow. 🌹

👉Chinnodbhava is also one of the name of guduchi which means “able to grow when cut.” Guduchi is so full of life energy that it has the ability to grow without soil or water in much the same way as the great rishis could live without food or water and instead subsisted on the pranic energy found in nature.

👉Also known as Jivanti which means it can restore life back to lifeless bodies.

🤔What are the properties of giloy?
👉It is bitter, astringent in taste. Light to digest, unctuous and hot in nature.
It balances all three doshas.
Effect all 7 dhatu of body ☘️☘️

🌹It is considered a great rasayana, which means that it can rejuvenate the body. Guduchi has the capability of rejuvenating all 7 bodily tissues, organs and organ systems as well as the mind.

🤔In what conditions giloy is useful??
Giloy or Guduchi is used in following conditions

✅Anemia, low platelets count
✅Cardiac disorders

✅It improves appetite and digestion.
✅ Worm infestation ,
✅High uric acid.
✅Relieve cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis and difficulty in breathing.
✅Relieve burning sensation
✅Skin problem
✅Good for eyes
✅Pain in chest
✅It also help in weight reduction.
✅It prevent early aging signs.
✅ It is good for brain.

✅Guduchi contains high amounts of berberine, which has been researched extensively since it can prevent cancer from metastasizing. And it can attack and weaken cancer cells.

✅Guduchi is unique in that it is the only herb which can go into the very deep tissues, such as the bone marrow, brain and nerve tissue and clean it out.

✅Guduchi is the absolute best herb for autoimmune diseases since it has the capability of cleaning both the liver and the bone marrow, two very important parts of the immune system which when compromised can cause autoimmune tendencies.

With above uses it is clear why guduchi is most favorite and used herb in Ayurveda.

🤔What part of giloy are useful??
👉Stem and leaves

👉It’s thin arieal roots was used by acharya Sushruta to suturing wound after surgery as they are very thin and also helps in fast wound healing. 🤩


  1. Tablets 2-2 after food twice daily. 🌷
  2. Powder 1 teaspoon with honey after food twice daily.🌷
  3. Decoction , boil 1 tablespoon full coarse giloy stem(1 finger long and thick) in 1 glass of water till it remains 1/4, strain and drink before food, honey can be added.🌷It can be taken 2-3 months continuously .

👉Decoction is best way to take it.

🤔With what co substance it can be taken in different health issues??

  1. With ghee in vata🌪️disorders like pain, vatic heart disease, cramps etc☘️
  2. With sugar – in pitta🔥 disorders like burning sensation, bleeding disorders, acidity, dizziness and skin problems . ☘️
  3. With dry ginger in rheumatoid arthritis,🌊 heaviness, stiffness in body.
  4. With jaggery in constipation ☘️
  5. With castor oil in gout.☘️
    6.In fever giloy kadha + pippali + honey it is best and safest medicine in fever compared to allopathic medicine.

🌻Co substance and giloy powder can be mixed and stored for 1 month .☘️

👉For anti aging its 5ml juice should be consume regularly .

👉 In low platelet count soak crushed fresh giloy stem in 1/2 glass of water overnight, next morning strain this and drink empty stomach.
👉 It can be taken continuously for long time.
👉 Always consult Ayurvedic doctor to know what is best way for you to take giloy.

👉Whenever someone has had to take repeated doses of antibiotics or has been on a medication for a long time, such as birth control pills, statin drugs, and acid reflux medicines, Guduchi comes to the rescue to clear these fat-soluble chemicals out of the fatty tissues of the body, such as the brain, the bone marrow, liver, kidneys and fat cells.

Note – children who used to get fever more often it is the best herb to use.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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