Giloy Ghana Vati is a potent Ayurvedic formulation that is prepared from the extract of Guduchi which goes by the botanical name Tinospora cordifolia. The ancient science of Ayurveda extensively mentions Giloy in various Ayurvedic formulations as it holds a high significance in treating a multitude of health conditions like fever, gout, fatigue, jaundice, indigestion and general weakness.
Giloy, also known as Guduchi or Amrita in Sanskrit has a Tikta (bitter) and Kashaya (astringent) taste. The plant has Snigdha (oily) Guna, Ushna (hot) Virya and Madhura (sweet) Vipaka. Giloy is an exceptional ayurvedic plant as it pacifies all the three doshas i.e. Vata (air), Pitta (digestion) and Kapha (earth and water). It also prevents formation of Amavisha or harmful toxins by actively removing them from the body and improving various bodily functions.
Giloy ghana vati is prepared by sun drying the giloy extract. The word ‘ghana’ in ayurveda means extract and it is obtained from the stem of the plant.
Preparation of Giloy Ghana Vati
Giloy stems (freshly cut and washed)
Acacia gum (as a binding agent)
Cut the freshly obtained Giloy stems into small parts and crush them.
Immerse the crushed stems in water and keep it aside for a few hours to prepare the decoction.
After a few hours, the decoction is strained and heated on high flame to get the pure giloy extract.
When the extract thickens and reaches a gel like consistency, put off the flame and allow it to cool.
Dry the extract under direct sun for a few days until there is no moisture left and it becomes crisp and powder in nature.
Now, mix the extract with the binding agent (gum acacia) to hold the powder particles together.
Roll them in your palm into minute round balls to make the vatis.
The prescribed amount is two 250 mg tablets or capsules once or twice daily with meal or one 500 mg tablet or capsule taken regularly with meal.
Prevents Fevers and Viral Infections:
The giloy vati has potent anti-microbial, immune-modulatory and mild anti-pyretic properties which play a vital role in reducing fever, preventing chronic viral and bacterial infections.
Giloy is extensively used in treating gout as it reduces the uric acid levels in the body by actively flushing it through the kidneys and hence, preventing them from getting deposited in the synovial tissues.
Giloy vati having powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties is extremely beneficial in reducing joint and muscle pains, thereby reducing the chances of chronic auto-immune inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
This wonder plant has potent anti- inflammatory properties which reduces G.I inflammation, gastritis, acidity, bloating, constipation, loss of appetite and aids in digestion. It also prevents duodenal and peptic ulcer.
Fights Skin Diseases:
Being a natural blood purifier, the giloy extract is extremely beneficial in removing AMA toxins from the body, thereby purifying the blood and preventing any bacterial infections. The anti-pruritic properties reduce itching due to microbial invasion and fight off a host of skin infections.
Giloy ghana vati is an incredible herbal formulation that does wonders for the body and can be taken by adults and children above 5 years of age, only after consulting a medical practitioner. In case, you are pregnant or breast feeding, it is advisable to consult an ayurvedic practitioner or a doctor for advice.
Controls Blood Sugars:
Traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda refers Giloy as Madhunashini, meaning the one that destroys sugar. Consuming ½ teaspoon of giloy powder twice a day along with water post lunch and dinner triggers insulin production thus preventing sudden spikes in levels of blood sugar.
Giloy juice is an amazing immunity booster which can cause instant energy. Loaded with antioxidants, it shields body from various viral and bacterial infections. It flushes out toxins and makes the skin to glow from within. Mix equal amounts of giloy juice and water and consume it before lunch for fighting liver ailments, boost heart health and also to combat urinary tract infection.
Giloy, according to Ayurveda is a proven remedy to instantly bring down the levels of anxiety. Drinking giloy juice daily improves cognitive function, memory and prevents various neurological conditions.