Giloy, commonly known as heart-leaved moonseed or Guduchi, is a herbaceous vine which belongs to the family Menispermaceae. It is a genetically diverse, large, deciduous climbing shrub with greenish yellow typical flowers indigenous to tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. The leaves are heart-shaped, simple, alternate & dark green in color. Succulent bark is grey or creamy white in color and wood is white, soft & porous. The fruits are drupe shaped which turns red after ripening.
It has been shown to possess immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antihepatotoxic properties. Giloy and its constituent α-D-glucan stimulate NK cells, B cells, and T cells with simultaneous production of various immune-stimulatory cytokines. It enhances the phagocytic and intracellular bactericidal activities of macrophages and neutrophils. Thus it modulates immune responses of the body.
It also removes toxins & rejuvenates the body.
- Rasa (taste): Kashaya, Tikta (Astringent, Bitter)
- Veerya (nature): Ushna (Hot)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Madhura (Sweet)
- Guna (qualities): Laghu (Light)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances Pitta, Kapha & Vata
Giloy Satvya (Tinospora cordifolia) Extract Bitters 5% by Gravimetry
Common Name Giloy Satvya Botanical Name Tinospora cordifolia Standardization Bitters 5% Test Method Gravimetric Part Used
Application Immune support