Ayurvedic plant Guduchi -Tinospora Cordifolia-giloy

Botanical Description of Guduchi -Tinospora Cordifolia

BOTONICAL NAME : Tinospora cordifolia
FAMILY:  Menispermaceae
STRUCTURE: A big climber (glabrous).Climbs on large trees.
Stems:-Fleshy
Roots:-long thread like, aerial, arise from branches.
Bark Thin, greyish or creamy white in colour, When peeled fleshy stem is exposed.
Leaves:- Cordate (heart shaped), membranous, juicy.
Flowers:- Bloom during summer
Male flower:-Small, yellow or green coloured occur in clusters.
Female flower Occur singly.
Fruits:-Pea shaped ,fleshy, shiny turn red when boiled. Occur in winter
Seeds:- curved, pea sized. Flowers and fruits . .
HABITAT: Found throughout tropical India, ascending to an altitude of 1000 ft
PHARMACOLOGY: Studies on induced oedema and arthritis and on human arthritis proved anti-inflammatory potency of the water extract of plant. It also has antipyretic action. This drug relaxes the intestinal and uterine smooth muscles. It is proved effective in prevention of fibrosis and in stimulating regeneration in hepatic tissue
Information provided by Raghu and Rashmi
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION :Contains alkaloid - Berberine and a glucosoid - Giloin

Ayurvedic Description of plant Guduchi -Tinospora Cordifolia- giloy

SANSKRIT NAME : Guduchi, Madhuparni, Amrita, Chinnaruha,
Vatsadaani, Tantrika,Kundalini, Chakralakshanika
LOCAL NAMES(in India) :Giloya, Guduchi (Hindi), Gulancha(Bengali),Tippaatigo (Telugu), Shindilakodi (Tamil), Gulavel (Marathi),Galo (Gujarati),Amrita balli(kannada).
PROPERTIES
(ayurvedic)
Guna :- Guru,Snighda
Rasa :- Tikta,Kashaya
Veerya :-Ushna
Vipaka :- Madhura
KARMA (Action) :
Tridoshahara (Balances vitiated Tridoshas)
Kushtaghna,Vedanastaapana (Cures skin diseases and relieves pain)
Jwaraghna (reduces fever),
Vrishya (aphrodesiac),
Rejuvenator (Rejuvenates body systems),

Research works by young scientists on guduchi or Tinospora Cardifolia

Name: Raghu Prasad Rao
Qualification: Research scholar (Phd)
Occupation: Student
City: Bangalore
Country: India
"Studies on induced oedema and arthritis and on human arthritis proved anti-inflammatory potency of the water extract of plant. It also has antipyretic action and is a morphine potentiator. It induced reduction in blood sugar in alloxan induced hyperglycaemic rats and rabbits. This drug relaxes the intestinal and uterine smooth muscles. Blood urea levels in uraemic dogs and human subjects were also decreased. It is proved effective in prevention of fibrosis and in stimulating regeneration in hepatic tissue."
References:
Pendse, V.K. et al: Ind.J.Phamacol 9:221(1977).
Pendse, V.K. et al: Ind.Drugs Oct: 14(1981).
Gulati O.D.et al: Rheumatism 17:76, 1982.
Raghunathan, I. et al: J.Res.Med. 3:201(1969).
Singh, K.P. et al. :J.Res.Ind.Med. 10:9(1975).
Rege, N. et al: Ind.Drugs Sept. 544(1984).
Contact:  mrprao@yahoo.com  

Name : Rashmi Jain
Qualification: B.sc Biology, P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics from BII
City: Jaipur
Country: India
" Pharmacology--->Studies on induced oedema and arthritis and on
human arthritis proved antiinflammatory potency of the water extract of
plant. It also has antipyretic action and is a morphine potentiator. It
induced reduction in blood sugar in alloxan induced hyperglycaemic rats and rabbits. This drug relaxes the intestinal and uterine smooth muscles. Blood urea levels in uraemic dogs and human subjects were also decreased. It is proved effective in prevention of fibrosis and in stimulating regeneration in hepatic tissue.
Chemical composition-->Different constituents reported include a
glucoside, alkaloids, bitter principles, crystalline components etc. The
bitter principles have been identified as columbin, chasmanthin and
palmarin. The alkaloid tinosporin was also identified."
Contact : rasmoo143a@yahoo.com

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