Health Benefits of Giloy And Uses

Health Benefits of Giloy:- (Scientific Name Giloy is Tinospora Cordifolia) Giloy removes toxins from the body, purifies the blood and fights bacteria. It is especially beneficial for people with liver disease. It is antipyretic in nature, which means it can reduce fever and ease the symptoms of life-threatening fevers like dengue, swine flu and malaria.

Health Benefits of Giloy And Uses

Health Benefits of Giloy

Meaning of Giloy

The scientific name of giloy is Tinospora Cordifolia. In hindi it is known as Guduchi . Many places Giloy are also known as gurjo. In Sanskrit, Giloy is known as ‘Amrita’, because of its abundant medicinal properties. The root and leaves of giloy are also used for various purposes but steam is considered to be the highly effective because of its high nutritional qualities. According to the Ancient Indian medicine practitioner- “ Charak Samhita”, giloy is to be considered as one of the main herb.

How Giloy can be consumed

As per research there are many ways to consume giloy. It can be used in powered form, also can be used as decoction ( kadha) by boiling the steam or leaves in water. One can also intake giloy in the form of readymade powder or capsules as these are easily available in the market.

How to make Giloy Juice at home

To prepare giloy juice at home you need some fresh and clean branches of giloy plant. Now chop them in small pieces. Blend these chopped pieces in a blender by mixing with a cup of water until you get a fine paste. Now , sieve this prepared paste with the help of siever. You can add more water to dilute its consistency.

Health Benefits

Giloy are specially known for boosting immunity ,anti-toxic, antipyretic (helps in reducing fever), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

1.Giloy – In case of chronic fever

In Ayurveda, two factors cause fever – Ama (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion) and the second one is due to some foreign particles. Giloy acts wonderfully in chronic, recurrent fevers. It is an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic herb which helps to boost your immunity to fight against the infection and also helps in early recovery. Giloy has a Javarghana (antipyretic) property to reduce fever.

2.Giloy for dengue fever

Giloy is an antipyretic herb. It improves platelet count in dengue fever and reduces the chances of complications. Regular intake of Giloy helps to improve immunity during dengue and also for a speedy recovery. For better results boil Giloy juice with few Tulsi leaves and drink to increase platelet count.

3.Giloy for hay fever

Symptoms like sneezing, nasal obstruction or runny nose, watering of eyes etc are caused because of hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Giloy under this situation works wonderful. It reduces the body temperature by intake of ½ teaspoon of Giloy juice or powder with honey before bed.

4.Giloy for Corona-virus infection

Giloy is known as immunity booster. It gives strength to our body to fight with various diseases or illness. Various viral fevers including corona infection can be treated with the help of giloy. Anyhow there is no such evidence or proof that giloy kills such viruses but for sure it gives immunity power to fight against such diseases. Consuming giloy juice or kadha for almost 4-6 weeks helps to fight against such viral infections.

5.Giloy for diabetic issues

In Ayurveda giloy is also known as destroyer of sugar which is also called as Madhunashini. giloy are also helpful in the diabetic complications like ulcer and kidney problems.

6.Giloy for boosting immunity

Giloy is a herb that boost immunity and helps our body to fight with various diseases. Intake of giloy Kada or juice daily improve immunity power and also releases toxins from the body which makes our liver healthy treats urinary tract infection and also helpful for heart related issues. Giloy also detoxify our blood and make our skin looks glowing and beautiful.

7.Giloy for improving digestion

Giloy improves our digestion system and solve problems like vomiting, diarrhoea, hyperacidity, colitis etc. You may take giloy powder half teaspoon in a glass of lukewarm water twice a day or even you may directly take giloy juice by diluting it.

8.Giloy reduces stress and anxiety

Consuming giloy reduces mental stress and also it is a great remedy for anxiety issues it calms down our body and brain. Giloy has also the power to increase memory and improves our cognitive functions.

9.Giloy for treating arthritis and gout

Anti inflammatory and anti arthritic properties in giloy helps in reducing arthritis and gout issues specially helpful in joint pains. Giloy powder should be taken with warm milk for treating joint pains.

10.Giloy for improving eyesight

To improve eyesight giloy powder or giloy leaves or giloy steam must be boiled in water for sometime and after it gets cool down apply directly the water over your eyes. Repeating this procedure several times result in improving eyesight.

Side effects of Giloy

  1. Giloy is a herb plant and till now there is no side effects found by consuming giloy. But if giloy is consumed with any other diabetic medicines then one may lead to low blood sugar level.
  2. Still its side effects are unknown for or lactating mothers so it will be better to remain at a safe side and not to consume giloy during lactation.
  3. Giloy are used to to bring down our blood glucose level so if giloy consumed along with diabetes medicine then and you may experience hypoglycaemia in which blood sugar level becomes too low.
  4. Giloy is very effective for our digestive system but sometimes in some cases it may also result in constipation by making poor bowel movement and very dry and hard stool.
  5. it will be better to stop using giloy if you need to go for a surgery as using giloy will bring down your blood sugar level too low and may affect your surgery.
  6. Yet no evidence is found against the impact of giloy on pregnant women so it will be best option to stop using this herb during pregnancy to be on the safer side.

How much giloy to be consumed

  • Instructions on the capsule pack it is suggested that 2 capsules for adult one capsule for kids above 10 years of age and half capsule for children below 5 years of age on daily basis.
  • Giloy powder you can take one teaspoon or half teaspoon in a glass of water daily.
  • Giloy juice can be taken half glass on daily basis.
  • However it will be better to consult doctor before using giloy in any form.

What is the best method to consume giloy? Aur how to consume giloy?

Giloy juice

Take 3-4 teaspoon of giloy juice and add some water drink it on empty stomach or before meal twice a day it will boost your immunity.

Giloy churna

take 1/2 teaspoon of giloy churna mix it with honey and drink with lukewarm water after your meal twice a day.

Giloy tablet

Take one or two tablet with water after meals twice a day.

Giloy capsule

Take one auto capsule with water after meals twice a day.


Q1 : Can Giloy leaves be used in dishes?

Ans : No it is not advised to use Giloy leaves for making any type of dishes.

Q2 : Can I use Giloy leaves?

Ans : Yes Giloy leaves can be used to boost immunity. You can take 4 to 5 leaves and boil them in water and can drink directly or you can even directly chew some raw leaves. You can even use this leaves in making tea.

Q3 : Can I grow Giloy in my home are in my garden?

Ans : Yes It is very easy to grow Giloy anywhere. You just need to do is plant a Giloy stem in a pot or in your garden it will grow very easily and very fast just like money plant.

Q4 : Every part of Giloy plant can be consumed?

Ans : Giloy is a herb and yes its every part can be consumed. Even medicines are made from every part of Giloy plant. preparing Giloy juice by using their leaves and stem is the easiest way to use Giloy.