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Giloy - The Best Immunity Boosting Herb Ayurveda has to Offer!

Published : Jan 07, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Sep 15, 2023

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) in Sanskrit is known as ‘Amrita’ which can be translated as ‘the root of immortality’. It is an excellent Ayurvedic herb that has been used in Indian medicine for ages. Recently, it has come to everyone’s attention due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The benefits and uses of Giloy has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for public use. It is easily available in the market in powder or capsule form. You can even make a juice/kadha out of it’s stem if required since the stems have the maximum utility. The roots can be consumed as well.

Giloy - The Best Immunity Boosting Herb Ayurveda has to Offer!

Let’s look at some of the health benefits of Giloy and how it helps in boosting our immunity:

Powerhouse of antioxidants – natural immunity booster

Antioxidants are agents that help fight free radicals and reduce their damaging effects on cells. Our bodies require antioxidants to fight the oxidative stress released by cells caused within the body resulting in regular wear and tear.

In this respect, Giloy comes out as a powerhouse of antioxidants that can fight free-radicals, help you get rid of toxins, and keeps diseases at bay. Furthermore, Giloy can help purify your blood, fight bacteria causing diseases, and combat liver and urinary tract infections. Giloy is also used to treat heart-related conditions. 

Boon for treating chronic fever

Giloy is antipyretic, which means that it is capable of treating all kinds of fever. It can significantly help you get rid of recurrent fevers.
Fevers are usually the first sign of disease signaled by the body. Giloy can help reduce symptoms of several life-threatening diseases like Dengue, Malaria, and Swine Flu to mention a few.

Effective in treating diabetes

Giloy is bitter and helps manage blood glucose levels. It acts as a hypoglycaemic agent in treating type 2 diabetes. This means that Giloy has properties that help in burning extra glucose in the body, bringing the sugar levels down to moderate. Consuming Giloy juice to reduce high blood sugar can work wonders.

Improves Digestion

Giloy is a potent Ayurvedic herb that helps in improving your digestion, reduce constipation including gas, acidity, and bloating. It helps treat liver-related ailments. 

Consuming Giloy with Amla is a good combination to maximize results. Mix it up with a little bit of jaggery to treat constipation.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Giloy is long known to be an adaptogenic herb as well, which means that it is classified as a non-toxic plant that helps the body in reducing stressors of all kinds, be it physical, chemical, or biological. It helps in getting rid of toxins, boosts memory, calms you down, and can work as an excellent health tonic when combined with other herbs. 

Treats Arthritis

Joint pains can get in the way of your regular life and prevent you from doing simple activities. Giloy is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat symptoms of arthritis. Most people prefer to consume Giloy stems with boiled milk for maximizing effect. Adding ginger along with it can help in treating rheumatoid arthritis.


Giloy is a natural and safe herbal remedy with no serious side-effects. But in some cases, Giloy can be avoided by breastfeeding or pregnant ladies. For daily consumption take giloy leaves and stems, chop it into smaller pieces and blend them into a blender until the liquid turns green. Sieve this blend into a glass and consume it daily for a healthy dose of immunity. 

Vijayeta Barman
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