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Why Guduchi/Giloy is a Wonder Herb for Immunity

Posted by Harry T on

All Indian households are more or less familiar with the term ‘Giloy’. Even though we are familiar with this term, not many know the extent of health benefits that we can get from it. Guduchi/Giloy is respectfully known as the “Amrit” or “Divine Nectar”, meaning a powerful concoction as it is one of the best herbs for immunity. Ancient Ayurveda refers to Guduchi as a perfect tonic for balancing Vata. This all-powerful natural medicine also has the characteristic of removing excess pitta from the body simultaneously to burn natural toxins.

Scientifically known as Tinospora Fordifolio, Giloy has endless health benefits in addition to the boost in immunity, such as promoting healthy skin, purifying the liver and kidneys, aiding in the proper functioning of the nervous system, and supporting healthy reproduction.

This incredible Ayurvedic herb has been in use for ages in traditional Indian medicine. For a long time, it has been used to boost immunity and provide promotional and preventive health benefits. There is no end to listing its benefits, but the question remains, why. According to Ayurveda, there can be an imbalance in one or two doshas of the tridoshas; Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. These imbalances are the root causes of most of the illnesses in our bodies. Giloy excellently helps reduce the Vatta dosha, while it is also very effective against Pitta and Kapha.

Since Giloy is the one herb that helps you balance out all three doshas, it has proven its existence as a potent remedy for several health problems. No wonder it is known as ‘Amrit’, as maintaining a healthy lifestyle extends your life and makes it a smooth ride.

There are many Giloy supplements available nowadays, but there are some traditional ways to take them as well. The way you take it can benefit you differently as mentioned in an International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, “Guduchi is a Rasayana or rejuvenator – a tonic which can pacify all three doshas and balance them in the body. It balances Vata when taken with ghee, Pitta when taken with jaggery, and Kapha when taken with honey”. As per Ayurveda, the best ways to consume Giloy is in either a powdered form, or a kaadha (concoction), or juice. The stem of Giloy has maximum utility and is packed heavily with nutritional content, which is why it is used to prepare Giloy juice.

This ‘supreme immune booster’ is loaded with antioxidants which help detoxify the system and trigger the immune response. Various factors can affect your immune systems like stress level, lifestyle, diet, and exercise. Although these factors should be taken into consideration and managed to lead a healthier life, Giloy can assist in those changes by adding in its own magical “Amrit” benefits. It has no major adverse side effects, and since it has been a trusted herbal medicine in India for a long time, it’s because it has shown the changes.

In a research study published by Ayu, the International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, it was observed that Giloy or the ‘Tinospora cordifolia possess anti-stress/adaptogenic property’. It has preventive health benefits that can improve physical performance.

In a nutshell, Guduchi/Giloy is a wonder herb for immunity, as it doesn’t only target the health problem you have, but also the root cause of it. It eliminates any chances of those root causes by acting well. We have since long believed in its effectiveness, why not continue to do so with more studies and researches contributing

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