Guduchi is an important herb that has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine for thousands of years. Also called Tinospora cordifolia, Giloy and the Nectar of Life, this plant is commonly found in India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. It boasts of heart-shaped leaves, and its stem contains most of the healthy ingredients. They are inexpensive and sell for about $12 per pound.
One of the most popular uses of this herb is making it into tea. Take 1 teaspoon of the dried cut stem, a couple of peppercorns, 3 to 4 cumin seeds and boil them in water. Steep for 15 minutes, and drink 3 to 4 times a day. Guduchi is known for its detoxifying properties and help in respiratory diseases. It helps boost immunity and heals liver problems too. Here are more benefits to adding this herb to your daily diet.
1-Guduchi is a powerful detoxifying agent which gets rid of toxic chemicals in the liver and blood. Our liver is a vital organ in the body that takes care of a number of enzymatic process in the body. It also produces energy so we can have vitality, so taking care of the liver by consuming Guduchi is a good idea. It helps prevent hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis. Another good detoxifying mix is Guduchi combined with ashwagandha and aloe vera.
2-This herb increases metabolism, which in effect gives you more energy and helps you lose weight.
3-Guduchi helps improves a person’s memory and maintain’s a person’s cognitive abilities even into old age.
4-Guduchi contains alkaloids, berberine, columbine, tinosporol, chasmanthin, palmarin, tinosporic acid, and tinosporon; all of which are powerful antioxidants.
5-Those who have skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can benefit from Guduchi. You can make a paste from the powder and apply it directly on your skin. It provides additional moisture, making your skin supple and look younger.
6-Because Guduchi contains lots of powerful antioxidants, it can help to fend off colds and flu during the winter months.
7-Research shows that Guduchi has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that work even better than aspirin. It helps with arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain, gout, redness, pain and swelling in every part of the body.
8-When you have symptoms of an allergy, like sneezing, congestion and a terrible runny nose, eating Guduchi does wonders in alleviating them.
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