Giloy benefits , its medicinal uses and how to use it : - Giloy has recently become quiet popular when it was said that it can cure swine flu.In Ayurveda literature it is described as Amrita because of its innumerable medicinal properties.We have two giloy plants in our home and my father who is an arthritis patient has benefit a lot from it. Giloy is anti-arthrtic, anti periodic, anti pyretic , digestive, anti inflammatory , blood purifier and has number of uses.
Various name of giloy in India : - Hindi Name - Giloya, Guduchi (Hindi)
Bengali Name :- Gulancha/palo(Bengali), Telugu Name :- Tippaatigo (Telugu)
Tamil Name :- Shindilakodi (Tamil), Marathi Name: Gulavel (Marathi)
It can be used in chronic fever, gouts, vomiting, cardiac debility , skin diseases, anemia, cough, jaundice, seminal weakness, leprosy.
It belongs to the family of Menispermaceae and is a vigorous climber. Its English name is Gulancha Tinospora. There are about 40 species of Giloy which are found throughout the world, comprising parts of Africa, Southern Eastern Asia, and Australia. Out of 40 species only 4 species have been found in India.
Nowadays market is full of giloy tablets as well. If you don't find the plant which I think you can if you are living in a place which has warm climate and because of its popularity many nurseries too have it now.
Few of its medicinal uses are
1.If you are suffering from any kind of skin diseases if giloy juice is taken with neem and amla it is very effective. You can see the result in fifteen days.
2.In piles its juice with butter milk is very useful.
3.Its juice is considered very effective in removing both exogenous and endogenous toxins.It also cleans out the brain toxins that disturbs mental function.
4.My father is an Asthama patient and he started chewing its root and bark every day.This has helped him a lot .Giloy is effective in respiratory troubles particularly in asthama. My father took it every day weather he was having problem or not.
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