Guduchi is a virile creeper that grows throughout the forests of India. Guduchi is described as ‘the one who protects the body’. It is known for detoxifying and cleansing the whole system, specifically via the liver.
Benefits of Guduchi: Fever, jaundice, indigestion, constipation, dysentery, piles, skin disease, malaria, TB, fights cancer, arthritis, improves immunity.
Action: Alterative, antiperiodic, bitter tonic, diuretic, febrifuge.
Scientific name: Tinospora cordifolia
Useful part: Root, stem.
Dosage: 1–15g per day in a decoction or 3–15ml per day
Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent, pungent
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
Guna (quality): Light, unctuous VP−
Dosaa effect: VPK=, primarily
Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, muscle, fat, nerve, reproductive
Srotas (channel): Circulatory, digestive
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Guduuchi, Guduuchikaa, Guluuchi, Amrita, Amritaa, Amritalataa, Amritavalli, Chinnaruuhaa, Chinnodbhavaa, Madhuparni, Vatsaadani, Tantrikaa, Kundalini. Guduuchi sattva