Giloy’s scientific name is ‘Tinospora Cordifolia’. Giloy Amrita, Amritavalli is a large creeper that never dries up. Neem-Giloy i.e. Giloy wrapped on neem tree has been found to be of more medicinal importance and considered the best among all. Giloy has plentiful medicinal properties and immunity boosting power. It works to boost the immune system, due to which it gives protection from many diseases. Giloy has been described as very useful and effective in Ayurveda. Calcium, protein, phosphorus are found in sufficient quantity in the leaves of Giloy. Apart from this, there is also a good amount of starch in its stems. Due to enormous Giloy benefits and uses it is called as Amrita , means the ability to live forever.

What are the other Name of Giloy?

Giloy is Plant Based and known by many names like Tinospora cordifolia, Guduchi, Madhuparni, Amruta, Amritavallari, Chhinnaruha, Chakralakshanika, Somvalli, Rasayani, Devnirmita, Gulvel, Vatsadani, Jwarari, Bahuchinna, Amrita, Chakrangi, Gurcha, Madhuparji, Jeevantika.

Giloy benefits uses

 It is said that during Samundra Manthan, when the pot full of Amrita, came out of sea, the demons took it and ran away. So while running few drops of Amrita fell on earth which took the form of a climbing herb known as Giloy. It has heart-shaped leaves that resemble betel and peepal leaves. Giloy has amazing advantages.   


1)Giloy Benefits for medicinal purpose

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the benefits and uses of root, stem, leaves of Giloy for medicinal purpose and represented as very useful in building the body’s immune system against the various infections. Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath says, “Giloy is a universal herb that helps boost immunity”. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep our cells healthy and get rid of diseases.

2)Giloy Benefits for Immunity Boosting

It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep our cells healthy and get rid of diseases, remove toxins, purifies the blood and prevents liver diseases and urinary tract infections. Giloy acts to boost the immune system. This amazing herb also has rejuvenating properties. Above all, it improves digestion, fights respiratory problems , for treating health problems due to oxidative stress and anxiety .

3)Giloy Benefits for Potential Nutraceutica

Giloy is used as a potential nutraceutical (The term “nutraceutical” combines two words – “nutrient” (a nourishing food component) and “pharmaceutical” (a medical drug)  or in simple word “A food or part of a food that allegedly provides medicinal or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease”.Therefore it is called as Amrita.

4)Giloy Benefits for Heart Disease

Giloy is packed with antioxidants which fight with disease-causing bacteria and helps in heart related conditions.

5)Giloy Benefits for Diabetics

Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic agent (Drugs used in diabetes by altering the glucose level in the blood and helps to treat diabetes.)

As per the research done to evaluate the hypoglycemic activities of Giloy, it was seen that even on taking giloy for only two weeks to diabetics showed a notable reduction in the blood sugar and an improvement in the levels of glycosylated haemoglobin levels.


  • For instance Hypoglycemia is a condition in which blood sugar (glucose) level is lower than normal. 
  • Moreover diabetes -Inadequate production of insulin by pancreas.
  • Similarly the glycosylated hemoglobin level test shows what a person’s average blood glucose level was for the 2 to 3 months before the test.


6)Giloy Benefits for Stress and Anxiety

It helps to boosts the memory and reduce mental stress, anxiety.

7)Giloy Benefits for Respiratory Disease

Giloy is commonly known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and helps reduce respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold, tonsils and also helps asthma patients.

8)Giloy Benefits for Arthritis 

Giloy contains anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several symptoms especially the swelling and the joint pain.


  • For instance Arthritis means “when uric acid accumulates in the joints of bones, it takes the form of arthritis. After this, pain, stiffness and swelling in one or more joints of the patient comes. In the case of increased, the patient also has trouble walking.


9)Giloy Benefits for Eye-sight

Giloy paste is applied to the eyelids as it helps boost vision clarity and in addition ,helpful in eye disorders as a tissue builder and promotes mental clarity. 

Giloy is known as an antioxidant like lutein which is very good for the eyes. These antioxidants help improve eye light and keep eyes healthy. Take a handful of Giloy leaves and boil them in three cups of water. Once cool, apply this mixture on your eyelids.

10)Giloy Benefits for Anti-Ageing or Reduces signs of ageing

Giloy’s plant has anti-ageing properties that help reduce dark spots, pimples and wrinkles. It gives a healthy, glowing and beautiful skin. Giloy cleanses the blood and improves skin. It is the power house of antioxidants, which play an important role in fighting wrinkles and keeping cells healthy and healthy. Mixing equal amounts of both lemon and Giloy juices on acne is beneficial for acne.

11)Giloy Benefits for Chronic Fever

Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath says, “Giloy helps to remove repeated fevers.As Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature, certainly it can reduce signs and symptoms of several life threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu and Malaria as well”.

Giloy kadha is believed to cure normal fever within three days. Apart from this, if the fever is chronic, it can be consumed for a long time according to the advice of the expert. Giloy kadha provides strength to fight diseases by increasing the body’s resistance. 

12)Giloy Benefits for Boosts Liver Function

It is used as a protecting the liver from damage. Recent studies have shown that a combination of giloy with turmeric extract is effective in preventing the hepatotoxicity.


  • For instance Hepatotoxicity is the injury or liver damage caused by exposure to drugs.


13)Giloy Benefits for Oedema and Gout 

Externally the medicated oil of the plant is effectively used to relieve pain and oedema, in gout and skin disorders. 


  • For instance Oedema is the swelling in the ankles, feet and legs is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas caused by: standing or sitting in the same position for too long or eating too much salty food.
  • Gout – Buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint.


14)Giloy Benefits for Filariasis (Hathipaon)

In filariasis, the paste of Giloy, shunthi, devadara and vidanga works when applied externally. 

Note :

  • To clarify Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by an infection with roundworms of the Filarioidea type.


15)Giloy Benefits for Ulcer

It helps to heal the ulcer faster and protects against stress induced ulceration.

16)Giloy Benefits for Chronic Wounds

It help in activate phagocytic cells that aid in healing chronic wounds.


  • To clarify Phagocytes are cells that protect the body by ingesting harmful foreign particles, bacteria.


17)Giloy Benefits for HIV Infection and Autoimmune Infection

Due to Giloy immune boosting properties, it is used to treat people with HIV infection or any other autoimmune infection. However in a study published in the “Indian Journal of Pharmacology,” By Giloy treatment 60 percent of HIV patients reported a decrease in disease related symptoms.


  • To clarify an autoimmune infection occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. 


18)Giloy Benefits for Prevention of Tumour Immunosuppression

Giloy has the ability to reduce solid tumour volume by 58.8%. These immuno-stimulating properties can be used in the prevention of tumour immunosuppression.


  • For instance Immunosuppression is a reduction of the activation of the immune system that lowers the activity of the body’s immune system.
  • To clarify Immunostimulants are substances that increase the immune system.


19)Giloy Benefits for Chronic Diarrhoea

The starch from the roots and stem is used in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery.

20)Giloy Benefits for Hyperacidity

It is especially helpful in the digestive ailments like hyperacidity (A condition in which the level of acid in the gastric juices is excessive, causing discomfort), colitis, worm infestations and loss of appetite, abdominal pain, excessive thirst, vomiting and liver disorders like hepatitis.

  • Consumption of 10-20 ml of Giloy with jaggery and sugar candy is beneficial in acidity.
  • Mixing 20-30 ml decoction of Giloy or 2 teaspoons of honey in the sauce helps to cure acidity.


  • To clarify hyperacidity is a condition in which the level of acid in the gastric juices is excessive, causing discomfort.


21)Giloy Benefits for Memory Booster

It acts as a memory booster, develops intelligence and promotes mental clarity. 

22)Giloy Benefits for Improves Metabolism

Giloy juice helps in easing the bowel movements and helps in improving digestion, the fiber content in giloy extracts help in flushing out the toxins present in the abdominal cavity. Moreover, giloy extract works wonders for constipation, when mixed with other herbs and ingredients. In fact, to sum up consuming giloy juice everyday helps in building a strong metabolism and improves absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tracts.

23)Giloy Benefits as Powerful Remedial Measure

Giloy  is a powerful remedial measure which promotes the longevity, prevents ageing, provides positive health and mental faculties, increases memory, and impart resistance and immunity against diseases and consequently considered as a powerful immuno modulator. 


  • On the other hand  Immuno modulator is a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system.


24)Giloy Benefits for Piles Treatment

Piles  are very painful. Medicines made using Giloy can cure all types of piles. To make piles medicine, grind coriander leaves, giloy and gooseberry together in equal quantity. Take 20 grams of this mixture and mix in half a liter of water and boil it. After boiling, consume it twice a day with a little jaggery.  Giloy’s benefits can be fully attained only after making a extract  or kadha.

25)Giloy Benefits for Ear Disorder

Grind the stem of Giloy in water and make it lukewarm. Putting 2-2 drops in the ear twice a day removes the dirt of ear and  give relief from ear disease. The medicinal properties of Giloy help remove dirt from the ear without causing any harm.

26)Giloy Benefits for Hiccup

Smelling the powder of Giloy and dry ginger like a snuff stops hiccups. Make a sauce of Giloy powder and dry ginger powder. Mixing milk and drinking it also stops hiccups. The benefits of Giloy are available only if you use it properly.

27)Giloy Benefits for T.B. Disease Treatment

The medicinal properties of Giloy help in relieving the problems of TB disease, but to make them as medicine, one needs to make a kadha by mixing these things together. Make a kadha or extract by taking Ashwagandha, Giloy, Shatavar, Dashmool, Balamool, Adusa, Pohakarmool and Atis in equal portions. Taking 20-30 ml kadha in the morning and evening cures Rajyakshma. During this time, milk should be consumed. 

28)Giloy Benefits for Cough

Consuming Giloy with honey relieves the discomfort of phlegm.

29)Giloy Benefits for Jaundice

Consuming Giloy juice also helps a lot in curing jaundice fever. Taking Giloy is very beneficial for jaundice patients. Some people take it as powder and some boil its leaves in water and drink it. If you wish, you can also grind the leaves of Giloy and mix it with honey. It is beneficial in jaundice and the patient becomes healthy quickly.

30)Giloy Benefits for Cancer

According to Research, Giloy has anticancer activity, which not only helps in the treatment of cancer, but can also protect people from getting caught.

31)Giloy Benefits for bone fracture

 NCBI has said in a report that if the juice of Giloy  is drunk and its leaves are heated and applied to the injured area, it results in reduction of pain in the fractured area. Therefore, people who have a bone fracture problem can take Giloy to avoid its pain.

32)Giloy Benefits for Weight Reducing

A person suffering from obesity should consume Giloy daily. Adding one teaspoon of honey to one teaspoon of this juice, taking it in the morning and evening ends obesity. You can keep yourself fit by regular consumption of Giloy juice (Giloy benefits), you can control weight gain easily.

33)Giloy Benefits for Anemia

Use of Giloy leaves will be very beneficial in anemia. Giloy is helpful in relieving anemia. By mixing it with ghee and honey, blood loss ends.

34)Giloy Benefits for Allergy

Allergic is a condition in which there are symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, red and watery eyes, which are caused by allergies to various substances like dust, pollution, pollen, grass. Taking Giloy tablets in the form of tablets is very effective to relieve such symptoms.

35)Giloy Benefits for Digestion

Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues. Along with better digestion of food, it helps in getting relief from digestive disorders like constipation, acidity, hemorrhoids, heart burn etc. Taking Amla powder with half a gram of Giloy daily is very beneficial. For the treatment of constipation, it should be taken with jaggery and can be taken with buttermilk for maximum results.

36)Giloy Benefits in Feet burning / palms are always hot case

Some people have severe burning sensation in the feet. There are also some whose palms always remain warm. Giloy is very beneficial for such people. Prepare a paste by grinding the leaves of Giloy and apply it on the feet and palms in the morning and evening. If you want, you can also drink a kadha of Giloy leaves. It will also benefit.

Grind turmeric with the juice of Giloy leaves and apply it on the affected part in itching or itching.

37)Giloy Benefits for Insect Bite

Giloy has been found useful in the treatment of snakes and many types of insect bites.

Hence it is proved that Giloy Benefits and Uses is innumerous and thus named as Amrita.

According to Ayurvedic, the Giloy benefits and uses are immense

It is described as one of theMedhya Rasayana” in the Charak Samhita.

In conclusion Giloy’s benefits are immense, these herbs complement the brain with essential nutrients of intelligence, creativity, consciousness or learning skills and help in memory boosting and acquisition. 

Acharya Charak, the ancient Vaidya of India, is also known as the father of Indian medicine. Acharya Charak in his treatise Charaka Samhita (Charak Samhita) has described the qualities of Giloy a lot.

According to Acharya Charak, Giloy benefits and Uses

1) Giloy is a natural medicine to cure vata dosha, to cleanse the blood, to increase immunity, to cure fever / fever, to cure cough.

2) Being a natural anti-depressant, it not only improves oral and logical abilities, but also relieves stress and anxiety. It promoting the enhancement of cognition and memory. 

3) According to Ayurveda, Giloy Rasayana acts as a refreshing element. This improves the immunity system and increases the ability of the vital cells in the body to function.

7) Giloy cleanses the liver and kidney by cleaning within the body. It also takes good care of the kidneys.It keeps the body safe from bacteria related diseases. It is also used in the treatment of sex related diseases.

5) Giloy is also helpful in reducing mental stress and anxiety. By removing the residual substance present in the body, it gives peace to the mind and is also effective in enhancing the condition.

6) Giloy plays a very important role in the treatment of long-lasting fever. It increases the number of blood platelets in the body, making it very effective in diagnosing dengue and swine flu.

6) Malaria can be avoided with its daily use. Skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis can be eliminated by using it together with neem and amla.

It is also called Jeevantika for the Ayurvedic quality of Giloy.


  • To clarify Medhya Rasayana is a group of nootropic herbs that has numerous benefits and offers a traditional remedy for all sorts of neural anomalies.
  • In same way Nootropic– which promoting the enhancement of cognition and memory.

Giloy’s Efficiency

In Ayurveda, Giloy’s effect is described as very hot. That is why it is beneficial in cold and fever.

Giloy Benefits and Uses is Maximum at Which Time?

According to Dr. Namita Nadar, Head Nutritionist of Fortis Hospital Noida, “Taking Giloy pills or drinking juice on an empty stomach in the morning is most beneficial for health.” 

 Dosage of Giloy?

There are many ways of consuming Giloy. Moreover it can be taken as juice, kadha , pills or powder. 

Since always getting fresh Giloy is not possible hence it can be consumed in either a powdered form, Giloy pills , boiled into a soup or Kadha or likewise in form of juice .

Giloy churna should be taken 2 grams once a day for good health and improving immunity. Giloy Sat can be taken in dosage of 500 mg per day.

 Adults can take two tablets in a day. At the same time, half to one tablet can be given to children between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Children above this age can be given 1 tablet a day. In short according to the length and weight of the children, a doctor can also be consulted as to what dose to keep.

Side Effect of Giloy

There is no serious adverse effect of any kind with the use of Giloy. Use of Giloy is herbal and natural and safe. But even if the quantity of anything is taken more than necessary, its effect is not very good.

1)If there is diabetes, blood sugar levels should be monitored regularly and use this herb cautiously. The doctor should be consulted before using it, as the dose of medicines prescribed for diabetes may need to be adjusted or changed. Although Giloy is used to treat diabetes, it reduces glucose levels so much that taking it with other drugs can be dangerous.

2)Consumption of Giloy during pregnancy is prohibited.

3)Also women who are breastfeeding the child should not use it

4)Well, no one should take any medicine without asking a doctor, especially do not feed Giloy etc. to children below the age of 5 years.

5)Giloy may cause the immune system to become more active. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid Giloy along with immunosuppressants.

6)it is advisable to avoid Giloy at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

7)Use Giloy or its constituents only under a doctor’s supervision if you are allergic to it.

Uses of  Giloy

Giloy Benefits and Uses By Giloy Kadha at home 

​Immunity Boosting Kadha with Giloy and Neem

giloy benefits


  • 1 inch ginger
  • 6-7 Neem leaves
  • 7-8  Basil(Tulsi) leaves
  • 5 cloves
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • small chopped pieces of  giloy from 2 small branches of giloy

Add all the ingredients with 2 glasses of water. Blend it all together. Next take a pan over medium heat and add the smooth paste and add in 2 glasses of water and boil until the kadha is reduced to half. Strain the kadha.

Immunity Boosting Kadha with Giloy and Turmeric

giloy benefits


  • small chopped pieces of  giloy from 2 small branches of giloy
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 inch raw turmeric
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 6-7 tulsi leaves

Take a pan over medium flame, add all the ingredients and allow it to boil till the kadha is reduced to half. The presence of curcumin and gingerol along with several other antioxidants helps in boosting immunity to sustain virus attacks and other ailments. 

How to make Immunity Boosting Drink With Giloy Juice

giloy juice


  • Fresh tulsi leaves (6-7)
  • 2-3 peppercorns
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Half  inch ginger, grated
  • 1 tblsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp methi fenugreek seeds

Boil these in half cup water for few minutes till get a syrup. Add half tbsp of this syrup in one glass of giloy juice, mix well and drink regularly to boost immunity.

How to make Immunity Boosting Giloy Juice

giloy kadha

Take 6 inches long giloy stem and cut it into small pieces.Crush small pieces to make a paste. Take a pan and add 160 ml of water in it .Put crushed giloy stem into the pan with water. Boil the water with a giloy stem. Boil it until 1/4th water remains. Filter the giloy water and let it  cool down to drink or drink it when it is still warm.

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Giloy Benefits and Uses as Immunity Booster Reference Article

Survey by The ministry of Ayush (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) on Giloy

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  1. Very relavent to the current helpless situation where good immune is a saviour when a vaccine is yet to take shape. Good choice of the subject. keep writing.

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