SANUSq Botanique: Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) in vegetable capsules - 350 mg x 90
Boosts Immunity. Reduces inflammation
Current batch best before date: August 2025
Country of origin: India
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Contains: (per capsule) 350 mg organically grown Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) in vegetable capsules
Suggested daily dosage: We suggest 3 capsules per day.
Storage: Refrigerate after opening, and use within 60 days
What is Giloy?
Giloy is a deciduous climbing shrub with yellow flowers and heart-shaped leaves. It grows throughout India and is also found in China, Sri Lanka, Australia and Africa. In India, giloy goes by many names that reflect its powerful medicinal and therapeutic effects on the body. For example, it is known as ‘Amrita’, which literally means ‘nectar of life’ or ‘root of immortality’. Another name of giloy is guduchi, which means one that protects the whole body. It is also known as giloe, which refers to the divine elixir that protects celestial beings from getting old. In a nutshell, giloy is a herb that is revered in Ayurveda for its ability to delay premature ageing and impart good health and longevity.
T. cordifolia or giloy is a versatile herb and has been traditionally used for centuries in Ayurveda to treat various health conditions such as fever, infections, diabetes, diarrhea, digestive problems, skin problems, liver disorders and leprosy. While all parts of the plant have medical and therapeutic benefits, the stem is considered to possess extraordinary health benefits and is even approved for use in medicine by Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.  The stem is exceptionally rich in nutritional content and bioactive compounds such as alkaloids, glycosides, steroids, terpenoids, ligans, and polysaccharides. These compounds are responsible for the plant’s anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-diabetic and antipyretic (that reduces fever) properties.
Health Benefits in a Nutshell
- Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Boosts immunity
- Reduces fever naturally
- Beneficial in dengue fever, improves platelet count
- Shows anti-allergic properties
- Helpful in allergic rhinitis
- Beneficial in asthma and respiratory infections
- Supports bone and joint health
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Helpful in urinary tract infections
1. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
Giloy is very rich in flavonoids, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds that have excellent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These antioxidant compounds help to fight free radicals, reduce oxidative stress, keep your cells and tissues healthy, and lower the risk of chronic degenerative diseases. In Ayurveda, giloy has been used to manage gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
2. Boosts immunity and reduces allergy symptoms
Giloy is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-pyretic herb that boosts immunity and improves the body's resistance against various kinds of infections. The herb has anti-allergic properties and it has been traditionally used for cough, cold and asthma. A study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology showed that giloy can be extremely useful in reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.  In this study, giloy provided almost complete relief in allergic symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and nasal pruritus (itching and congestion).
3. Anti-pyretic properties
In Ayurveda, Giloy is considered one of the best medicines to manage various fevers and provides faster recovery in people suffering from chronic fever. It has anti-pyretic properties, which means it has the ability to reduce fever. It has been found immensely useful in dengue fever as it reduces inflammation, reduces fever, boosts immunity and also increases platelet count.
4. Regulates blood sugar levels
Giloy may be useful in managing diabetes and this activity can be attributed to the presence of alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids and saponins. Preliminary research suggests that giloy encourages the production of insulin and improves insulin sensitivity in the cells. With its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, giloy may also help in managing diabetes associated complications such as wound healing , ulcers, retinopathy and kidney damage. A study in the International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences reported that Tinospora cordifolia works effectively as an add-on therapy in type-2 diabetes, without any adverse effect on the kidney and liver function tests. 
5. Reduces triglyceride levels
Studies show that giloy may help reduce triglyceride levels [5-6]. Increased levels of triglycerides in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The stem of the giloy plant is a rich source of alkaloids (protoberberine), that help bring down triglyceride levels. Giloy also boosts the growth of healthy gut microbiota in patients with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 
6. Reduces stress and anxiety
Giloy is an adaptogen, a rare class of herbs that helps the body adapt to stressors which can be emotional, physical, chemical and environmental. Giloy rejuvenates the body and increases its resistance to stress. Research shows that giloy can reduce stress, which helps in depression and in improving cognition and memory.  The study found that giloy increases norepinephrine (NE), serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, the most likely mode of action behind its anti-depressant activity.
7. Removes toxins and helps in urinary infections
Giloy works as a diuretic and helps the body to get rid of toxins, which makes it useful in detoxifying blood. In addition, its ability to fight bacteria and to boost immunity means it can be used to manage urinary tract infections. Giloy also supports kidney health as it reduces the levels of urea in the blood.
Other Health Benefits
- Helps in digestion
- Reduces signs of ageing
- Helps in respiratory disorders
- Supports heart health
- Supports liver health
Giloy or Tinospora cordifolia is considered safe to consume and is not associated with any toxicity or major side effects.
- Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for women who are trying to conceive
- People who are taking medication for diabetes and or high blood pressure should consult their healthcare practitioner before taking giloy supplements in any form.
- People with pre-existing medical conditions, especially autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Crohn’s disease, should consult their healthcare practitioner before taking giloy supplements in any form.
- The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Part I. 1st ed. Vol. 1. New Delhi: Department Of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and FW; 2001. pp. 53–5
- Badar et al. Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia in allergic rhinitis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005
- Harshad Purandare and Avinash Supe. Immunomodulatory role of Tinospora cordifolia as an adjuvant in surgical treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomized controlled study. Indian J Med Sci. 2007
- Mishra et al. Efficacy and safety of Tinospora cordifolia (Tc) as an add-on therapy in patients with type-2 diabetes. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 2015.
- Shirolkar et al. Integrated omics analysis revealed the Tinospora cordifolia intervention modulated multiple signaling pathways in hypertriglyceridemia patients-a pilot clinical trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. 2022
- Shirolkar et al. Intervention of Ayurvedic drug Tinospora cordifolia attenuates the metabolic alterations in hypertriglyceridemia: a pilot clinical trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. 2020
- Yadav et al. Impact of Ayurvedic drug Tinospora cordifolia in hyperlipidemia induced dysbiosis. Chemical Biology Letters. 2022
- Madhav Mutalik and Maitreyee Mutalik. Tinospora cordifolia: Role in depression, cognition and memory. Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism. 2011.