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Giloy(Guduchi): An Ayurveda Immunity Booster And Its 7 Amazing Benefits

Ayurveda, being a traditional Indian system of medicine prevents diseases from the core by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance rather than treating it. There are many herbs that uphold and recommended strongly in Indian medicines for ages. One such Ayurvedic herb is “Giloy” also known as “Amrita” in Sanskrit which is translated as “Root of immortality” because of its rich medical properties. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both Stem and Root of Giloy are beneficial for health. It can be consumed in the form of capsules, juice, and powder.

By pooja kanyal Batham

Giloy(Guduchi):  An Ayurveda Immunity Booster And Its 7 Amazing Benefits

 Here are few Health benefits of Giloy that will surely amaze you about this climber plant.

A natural Immunity Booster

Giloy activates the immune system, purifies the blood, and can play rugby shots with your bacteria that can help to prevent many diseases. By keeping cells healthy it works as the “powerhouse of Antioxidants”.It removes the toxins from the body which helps in persuading many heart and liver-related diseases. According to one research, it also sharpens your memory and yields longevity.

Manage your diabetes 

Giloy, having Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties in it, improves digestion and absorption for various diabetes complications. It acts as a hypoglycaemic agent and helps in treating diabetes by reducing high-level blood sugar. 

Turn down Stress and Anxiety

Giloy is a strong adaptogenic herb as well. Adaptogenic herbs are the agents that support the body’s ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses. With such abundant properties, it maintains the stress and anxiety by managing and normalizing out your physiological functions. 

Gives better Eyesight

Apart from curing such treacherous diseases, Giloy helps improve eyesight. Mostly, due to our unmanaged lifestyle, we don’t care much about our senses of the body. Being a natural remedy, Giloy is very beneficial for improving your eyesight. All you need to do is, boil Gudichi leaves or powder in water.  Let it cool down and apply it to your eyelids.

Helps in treating Asthma and treats Arthritis

Giloy contains anti-arthritic properties that help in treating arthritis and its related symptoms. In fact for joint pains, the powder from Giloy stem with milk can be boiled and consumed will give good results. Asthma can cause shortness of breath, coughing, breath tightness, etc. which makes it very difficult for a person to live and treat in such a condition. In such cases drinking Giloy juice and roots can help a lot.

Contains Anti- Aging and Anti-inflammatory properties

 The anti-aging of Giloy helps in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, pimples, etc. and thus make your skin brighter and glowy. Due to its Anti-inflammatory properties, Giloy helps in reducing respiratory problems like Tonsils, cough, cold, etc.

Works as Health Rejuvenator

 Giloy,  being an Anti-pyretic in nature it can help to cure several life-threatening conditions like Swine flu, Dengue, and Malaria. By enhancing our natural immunity it can also fight against illnesses like jaundice, skin diseases, constipation, tuberculosis, and recurrent fevers. According to Patanjali  Giloy “Kadha” is a “Ramban Ilaaj”(A sovereign remedy) for fever.

Note:-Giloy is a natural and safe herbal remedy. On Consuming, it will not cause any side effects. However, in case if you are diabetic and have been consuming it on a long term basis, you are advised to have a check on your blood sugar level regularly.

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