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How to use Giloy for different Diseases?

Giloy which is commonly known as Guduchi in Hindi and Tinospora cordifolia in scientifically is regarded as highly effective and highly nutritional. Giloy stem, its roots, and leaves are quite helpful in many diseases like fever, allergy, cold, hair loss, skin diseases, etc. The shloka of Charak Samhita says that the Giloy herb is bitter and is useful in alleviating Vata and Kapha dosha. The herb translates as Heart Leaved Moonseed in English while it translates ‘Amrita” in Sanskrit that denotes “the root of immortality”.

Giloy For Skin

Giloy stem is known to control skin allergies and improve skin health as it is full of antioxidants. The Giloy detoxifies the body and removes toxins out from the body and possesses anti-aging properties. Moreover, the Giloy boosts the immunity that also helps in keeping your skin cells healthy and generates the growth of new cells.

How to use Giloy for skin?

  • Take about 6-7 Giloy leaves and boil them in water.
  • After boiling the leaves sufficiently, let them cool for some time.
  • Apply the Giloy water evenly onto your face and skin, and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face once more with lukewarm water.

Giloy for Hair

The Giloy helps in improving hair quality because it possesses antioxidants that not only help to boost immunity but also reduce stress which is among the main cause of hair loss among women. The Giloy consists of a  scurvy remedy known as Raktashodhak that helps in fighting the hair issues like dandruff, scalp, and split ends.

How to use Giloy for hair?

  • Take about 3-6 grams of Giloy powder and mix it with one glass of water.
  • Mix well until it becomes a runny paste.
  • Section out your hair and apply this paste well on your scalp to the tips of your hair.
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then wash your hair off with any shampoo.

 Giloy for Fever

Giloy is quite helpful in controlling several chronic fevers like dengue, malaria,  and hay fevers.  Fever normally happens because of two reasons either due to the pathogens entering your body or by the toxins that remain in the body from food and water. The Giloy being rich in Javarghan can fight and reduce fever. Moreover, because of the anti-inflammatory properties, the Giloy addresses the root cause of the fever and helps the body to regain its normal temperature.

The Giloy juice or Giloy Kadha can be helpful to reduce fever. Moreover, the way to take Giloy is to mix Giloy powder with a few honey drops or as prescribed by the healthcare provider.   The Giloy is rich in astringent properties that help to reduce the symptoms of hay fever-like runny nose, nasal obstruction, excessive sneezing, and watery eyes.  You can consume Giloy powder by mixing it with honey and taking it on empty stomach to reduce the temperature as it possesses antipyretic activity to lower down the fevers without having any side effects.

Giloy for Dengue Fever

Giloy has antipyretic properties that help in increasing the platelet count during dengue fever and minimizes the chances of complications. Moreover, the regular consumption of Giloy boosts immunity during dengue and ensures speedy recovery. To increase the blood platelet count and for better results, take extracted juice of  Giloy leaves, mix it with a few Tulsi leaves, and boil it in ½ cup of water then drink it on regular basis.


The Giloy is regarded as one of the best and safe herbal remedies and is free from any side effects. Extracting juice from Giloy leaves and stems and then consuming it on regular basis will prove a healthy dose for your immunity. if you cant take Raw or juice. You can even try Giloy Capsules Available in Market and also Can buy Life Aveda Premium Giloy Capsules for getting maximum benefits

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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