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
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – Vayasthapana varga(Rejuvanative )
Susruta Samhita – Guducyadi gana
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Rasayana ( Rejuvanative )
- Dipana (Carminative )
- Kasahara (alleviate cough)
- Jwarahara (Reduces fever )
- 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
Large glabrous climber with succulent stems. Leaves are membranous and cordate. Inflorescence is raceme. Flowers are green. Fruits are red.
English – gulancha tinospora
Malayalam – amrita
Sanskrit – guduci
Rasapanchaka of Guduci
Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Kashaya (Astringent )
Guna- Guru (heavy)
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
- What are the uses of Guduci curna?
Guduci curna is used in alleviating Anaemia and Liver disorders
- Which family Guduci belongs to?