Giloy Uses, Benefits, Complete Review & FAQ.

Giloy is a famous Ayurvedic herb which is called Guduchi in Sanskrit and all Ayurvedic medicines. From ancient times this is used for its many benefits for health mainly in fever.

It is also used in many disorders like diabetes asthma cardiac disorder jaundice skin infections and urinary tract disorders.

Giloy is a herb that is used in different kinds of fever for many centuries, and it is also giving great results that’s why it is called Amrita. In Kannada, it is called amruthaballi Because it works as an ambrosia to the people who need it.

Botanical name – Tinospora cordifolia

Family – Menispermaceae

Giloy Benefits

Dengue fever 

  • It works as an antibiotic her
  • It helps to increase immunity during dengue fever by this try to strengthen the body
  • It helps to improve the platelet count which is a dangerous problem of dengue fever
  • Helps a speedy recovery from dengue along with other medicines
  • The juice obtained from thoroughly grinding the leaves of Giloy and some Basil leaves can help to relieve this fever
  • Extracting the juice of papaya leaves will add an extra boost to recover the platelet count naturally. Consuming 30 ml daily 3 times a day.

 Guduchi for fever with coronavirus 

  • Giloy can act as an antiviral drug for viral fevers, because of its immunity-boosting quality. in Corona viral infection Giloy has shown tremendous results for our patients with other supportive medicines
  • There are no proven scientific studies to prove this but practical results are giving an edge to using this herb.
  • You can prepare Fresh juice by grinding the leaves and stalks, preparing a fresh juice then consuming, 30 ml 3 times a day.
  • You can prepare a decoction or tea by using the dried stalk, leaves, Ginger, and elaichi and drink it  30 ml two times a day.

Guduchi in Common Cold and Flu 

  • In every rainy season, we can see people come with complaints like 
  • Runny nose 
  • Sneezing watering of eyes
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Itching in the throat
  • Headache
  • Fever 
  • All these symptoms in a single patient
  • Guduchi helps to relieve all these symptoms easily.
  • Take Guduchi leaves or stalk powder along with boiled and cold water in a dose of one teaspoon two times a day. This can reduce body temperature naturally without any side effects.

For Chronic Fever 

  • Chronic fever means fever that is present in a person for many days maybe for one or two months at least
  • In chronic fever, Ayurveda considers ama as the main causing factor which means undigested Particles in the body which remain as toxins and not going out of the body
  • In this case, Guduchi at fantastically because it has blood filtering and purifying properties which help to remove the toxins in the blood
  •  Take 15 grams of Guduchi powder and mix it with 20 to 30 ml of boiled water. Mix it well, then consume it morning Before the food

Guduchi in Diabetic Patients 


  • It is used in Diabetic patients to reduce unwanted high sugar levels in the blood
  • It improves the capacity for the production of insulin in the pancreas.
  • It is also helpful in the complications of diabetes.
  • This is the reason why the great doctor of ancient times named it Madhunashini which means Destroyer of sugar

Enhance the Immunity System 

  • Guduchi has plenty amount of antioxidants in it
  • It increases the vitality of the person
  • You can take 2 grams once a day for 2 months to improve your immunity

For Skin diseases 

  • Guduchi has been known to treat skin diseases very efficiently
  • It is mainly used in Oozing type skin diseases
  • In Ayurvedic scripture, it is stated that it can be used to treat Kushta

In Arthritis and Gout

  • Guduchi has anti-arthritic properties, Which is also helpful to use in gout.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory property, it can help to cure inflammation in the joints

Helps to reduce stress and anxiety

  • People who are suffering from any disease may have some stress and anxiety along with the main diseases
  • In this case, Guruji helps to reduce the mental stress and upcoming anxiety of the patients
  • This also contains memory-boosting properties


  • It can help to improve the digestion
  • It can reduce digestion-related diseases
  • Very much useful in acidity in the stomach

Enhance skin’s beauty

  • Good-looking skin means, a healthy person
  • Tinospora cordifilia is useful for the blood purification
  • It filters out the toxins in the blood
  • It Nourishes the skin by providing essential Components needed to maintain healthy good looking skin
  • It has a large number of antioxidants that act as anti-ageing medicine for the skin and also closed down the ageing process


How to take Giloy?

Guduchi is available in many forms like powder, tablets, and capsules and is also mixed in lots of numbers of Ayurvedic medicines

  • One of the best ways for consuming it is, in the form of decoction or Kashayam
  • Two teaspoonfuls of Giloy powder can be mixed with 200 ml of water and boiled it
  • Filter the decoction and you can drink it now

Ayurvedic Properties of Guduchi

  • RASA [TASTE] – Astringent  Bitter
  • GUNA [QUALITIES] – Light to digest, Unctuous
  • KARMA [ACTIONS] – Tridosha balanced by this

Guduchi Uses according to Ayurveda

  • Alleviates vata kapha
  • Promotes digestion
  • Raktapitta [bleeding disorders]
  • Constipation
  • Decreases ama
  • Balya [Increases strength of the body]
  • Dahahara [reduces burning sensation
  • Meha hara [Diabetes]
  • Jvara [fever]
  • Kamala [Jaundice]
  • Shwasa Kasa
  • Arsha [Piles]
  • Vayasthapana [anti ageing]
  • Krimihara [anti worms]
  • Agni Deepana [improves appetite]
  • Chakshushya [Good for eyes]

Part Used 

  • Stems are the main used part
  • Leaves and roots are also used


  • Powder: 5 grams of powder mixed with water, which can take two times a day for a related medical condition
  • Decoction: 100 ml water mixed with 10 grams of Guduchi, boiled for some time and filtered. this option can be taken 30 ml 3 times a day related to certain medical conditions
  • Guduchi Tablet: 500 mg one or two tablets 2 or 3 times a day after food
  • Guduchi Capsules: 500 mg 1 or 2 capsules two times a day after food

Minerals Present in Guduchi

  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Manganese
  • Calcium 
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron


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Ayurvedic Medicines having Guduchi

  • Amritarishta
  • Guduchi ghana vati
  • Amritadi guggulu
  • Guduchi satva
  • Shiva gutika
  • Amritadi ghrita


How to use Giloy?

Giloy is available in many forms as powder tablet capsule satva, you can use it in any form easily and it is also palatable. 

How to take giloy tablets?

You can take it just as normal tablets, take the prescribed number of Giloy tablets with plain water as your doctor has suggested or according to the disease, your doctor will decide how to take this tablet.

How to use Giloy for fever?

Giloy is the best natural medicine for fever which is used extensively in Ayurveda. You can take 5 grams of Giloy powder with boiled water or milk mixed with water two times a day after food.

Does Giloy damage the liver?

No Gilli doesn’t damage, it helps to remove the impurities and toxins in the liver and make it more healthy.

Can I take Giloy every day?

Yes, anyone can take giloy every day, if they are healthy and do not have any serious medical conditions. It will improve your immunity. Take 2 grams of glob powder every day for 2 months for the best results

Who should not take Giloy?

Pregnant women, kids under 5 years old, and lactating mothers shouldn’t take this without a doctor’s prescription.

Does Giloy increase weight?

It helps to balance the weight of the body by correcting the body’s metabolism. It removes unwanted excessive fat from the body.

Does Giloy increase blood In the body?

It purifies and filters day toxins in the body, is helpful in Dengue fever and supports the Nourishment of blood.

What is the best time to take Giloy?

 Giloy can be taken in the morning, afternoon and evening after the food but it is not a standard suggestion, it depends upon the condition of the patient and the doctor’s decision to suggest what is the best time.

Does Giloy remove toxins from the body?

Giloy is a very powerful blood purifier, it can filter out a maximum of the toxins from the body and improve overall health and immunity.

Does Giloy increase uric acid?

It is used in the treatment of Gout, which is a kind of arthritis. It has inflammatory effects on arthritis. In our clinical experience we have seen Guduchi helps to decrease uric acid levels which is a main cause of gout disease. More research studies are needed in this context for better understanding.

Is Giloy a steroid?

No, Giloy is a natural herbal medicine that is used in Ayurveda for various kinds of disease conditions. Due to its expandability to treat various diseases, some people think it is a steroid. In some of the ancient Ayurvedic scriptures, it is mentioned that Giloy is Amrita which is ambrosia because it helps to treat almost all disease conditions.

Is Giloy good for the brain?

Yes, Giloy helps some patients who are having extreme stress and anxiety by lowering the causative factors and it is a good adaptogenic.

Is Giloy good for heart blockage?

Yes, Giloy helps to maintain a healthy lipid level in the blood.

Does Giloy juice reduce belly fat?

It is known to reduce unwanted bad fats and filter them out of the body. it doesn’t specifically remove belly fat it works on the whole body.

Which vitamin is present in Giloy?

It contains vitamin C specifically can say ascorbic acid and other nutrients.

Does Giloy contain iron?

 It has calcium zinc iron, manganese phosphorus and copper in it.

Is Giloy good for kidney stones?

It may help to improve the health of the kidney but it doesn’t burst or clears out the kidney stones.

Does Giloy thicken the blood?

No, Giloy helps to maintain the blood in its natural form

Is Giloy a superfood?

Yes, you can call it a superfood because of its wide use in various kinds of diseases.

Is Giloy good for urine?

If you have urine-related health problems it can help you relieve its symptoms along with other medicinal herbs like gokshura punarnava etc.

Is Giloy blood thinner?

No, it doesn’t make the blood thin.

Is Giloy hot or cold for the body?

It is having a cold effect on the body, which consumes it regularly. For people who are using it for a burning sensation in the urinary tract, foot etc.

Can a heart patient take Giloy?

Generally, it doesn’t have a bad effect on heart patients, but it is highly recommended to take this herbal medicine under strict medical supervision for a heart patient.

Does Giloy have side effects?

In some patients having digestive problems it can cause constipation but it is very rare.

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Giloy is a great option of medicine for maximum doctors because of its use in almost all diseases, people who want to consume Giloy may easily get it and get the benefits of it. It is always suggested to take a doctor’s opinion for better results

In my experience as a doctor, it is one of the most used drugs so you can use this medicine and get healthy.

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