Giloy(Tinospora Cordifolia) is a deciduous creeper shrub that is found in the tropical regions of India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. It has been used in Ayurveda extensively for its medicinal healing properties. It is also known as “Amruta” in Sanskrit which means nectar.
Benefits of Giloy:
Immunity boosting: Giloy is a powerhouse of antioxidants and helps the body fight disease and boosts immunity. It is used to help in purifying the blood, fights against disease-causing bacteria, flushing out toxins, fighting liver diseases, and urinary tract infections.
Fever: Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature. It can increase the blood platelets count in the body. Hence life-threatening diseases like swine flu, dengue, and malaria can be cured with Giloy. Recurrent fevers can also be treated with the help of this herb.
Anxiety and stress: It is used as an adaptogenic herb meaning it can reduce anxiety and stress.
Digestion: Giloy can cure indigestion by making the digestive system healthier. Patients suffering from piles should have the Giloy juice along with buttermilk.
Respiratory illnesses: Due to its anti-inflammatory benefits, Giloy can help in reducing respiratory troubles like frequent cold & cough, tonsils, etc.
Diabetes: Giloy acts as a hypoglycemic agent thus, reducing the lipid and blood sugar levels in the body. Consuming Giloy juice can be used in treating type 2 diabetes as it lowers high levels of blood sugar.
Asthma: Asthma can cause shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, etc. These can be cured by chewing Giloy or drinking Giloy juice.
Arthritis: When consumed with ginger, it can help cure rheumatoid arthritis. Giloy powder boiled with milk can be used to get relief from joint pains.
Aging: Giloy reduces pimples, wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines giving a glowing and flawless skin.
With so many benefits of Giloyi, go ahead and include it in your family’s diet.
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