Gudoochi or Guduci

  Guduci is one of the most potent herbs used in Ayurveda owing to it’s medicinal properties. The herb is commonly known as Gulancha tinospora. The herb protects the body from all diseases and hence the name given. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Guduci for the treatment of disorders involving vitiation of all the doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha ) as the plant is Tridosha hara in nature. Guduci is used in conditions like Diabetes, Cough, Respiratory distress etc. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like diosgenin, gitogenin etc which aids in its diuretic and aphrodisiac actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Tinospora cordifolia      

Family :  Menispermaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Stem

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Vayasthapana varga(Rejuvanative )

Susruta Samhita – Guducyadi gana 

Pharmacological action

  • Antipyretic 
  • Diuretic 
  • Alterative  


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Rasayana ( Rejuvanative )
  • Dipana (Carminative )
  • Kasahara (alleviate cough)
  • Jwarahara (Reduces fever )

Therapeutic indications

  • Fever (Jwara)- Decoction prepared from Guduci is taken at a dose of 90 ml twice per day to alleviate Fever
  • Gout (Vatarakta)- Oil processed with Decoction of Guduci and milk can alleviate Gout.


Powder (Churna )– 3 g

Decoction – 60 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Guducyadi churna
  • Guducyadi kwatha 
  • Guduci taila
  • Amrtharishta

Morphology :

Large glabrous climber with succulent stems. Leaves are membranous and cordate. Inflorescence is raceme. Flowers are green. Fruits are red.

Vernacular names 

English – gulancha tinospora

Hindi- giloe

Malayalam – amrita

Sanskrit – guduci


  • Amrtha
  • Vayasya
  • Jeevanti

Rasapanchaka of Guduci

Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Kashaya (Astringent )

Guna-  Guru (heavy)

Vipaka- Madhura(Sweet)

Virya-  ushna ( hot )

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu – Guducyadi varga-shloka 8)

Guduci is Tridosha hara because of it’s properties like sweet vipaka and hot potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases like Fever, Gout etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr.Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Guduci for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Guduci curna?

Guduci curna is used in alleviating Anaemia and Liver disorders 

  1. Which family Guduci belongs to?



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