*Guduchi is one of the most valued herbs in Ayurveda. This herb was considered by ancient practitioners to have immense power and to have the ability to regenerate bodily tissues. The detoxifying effect of Guduchi very well documented in ayurvedic literature is especially good for skin health. Even though this herb is bitter, after digestion, it turns sweet, which helps to cleanse and nourish the organs. Sugar and cheese cravings gradually reduce as this adaptogenic herb is taken daily. Immune function is enhanced, and the blood gets purified, this is very applicable in modern times to address stress, anxiety and other immune-related diseases. Since Guduchi clears stagnation from the deepest tissues, the nervous system becomes clean.
*Benefits include supporting a healthy immune system, responding to physical stress, promoting digestion, improving liver function, enhancing skin health, supporting heart health, enhancing blood flow, supporting the nervous system, and boosting memory.
Suggested Use: 1/2-1 teaspoon in stem powdered form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Tinospora cordifolia
Family – Menispermaceae
English Name -- Heart-leaved moonseed; Gulancha tinospora;
Guduchi is a deciduous, large and extensively spreading climbing shrub with numerous elongated twining branches and typical greenish-yellow flowers. Leaves are up to 15 cm long. Flowers are unisexual, small on separate plants. Flowering season is June while the fruits that are bright red berries occur in the month of November.
Physical and chemical properties of Guduchi
Taste – Astringent and bitter
Quality – Light to digest, Oily and unctuous
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive Effect – Sweet
Bhavaprakasha – Guduchyadi Varga
गुडूची कटुका तिक्ता स्वादुपाका रसायनी |
संग्राहिणी कषायोष्णा लघ्वी बल्याऽग्निदीपनी |
दोषत्रयामतृड्दाहमेहकासांश्च पाण्डुताम् ||८||