In Ayurveda, Giloy or Guduchi (Tinospora cordifoliya) is called Amrita, which means “divine nectar”. It is tikta (bitter) and kashaya (astringent) in taste. Giloy Satva is one of its formulations. Giloy is also known by several other names, including Madhuparni, Amrita, Rasayani, etc.
Ayurveda calls it Rasayana (an herb that increases vitality), and Medhya (an herb that stimulates the intellect). It balances our Tridoshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and promotes good health.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) is a plant with numerous roles and resources in life. In clinical studies, Giloy is considered to be useful in treating numerous diseases. In Ayurveda, Giloy is primarily used to treat fever, blood disorders, and digestion problems.
Apart from these benefits, it is also a brain tonic that promotes mental well-being, relieves stress and anxiety, and enhances heart health.
What is Giloy Satva?
Giloy Satva Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is obtained from the stem of the plant Giloy (Tinospora Cordifoliya). It is also known as Guduchi Satva or Amrita Satva.
As a result of Giloy’s health-promoting and healing properties, it has been referred to as “Amrita” in Ayurveda, which means “divine nectar”. It is used in Ayurveda primarily for aggravated vata and pitta doshas, and for disorders related to these doshas, including burning sensation in the feet, fever, blood disorders, gout, jaundice, diabetes, etc.
Apart from these, the use of Amrita Satva in Ayurveda is Pitta pacifier, Vrishya (aphrodisiac), Shukrala (Increases sperm count), Deepan (Increases digestive fire), Digestion (digests food and relieves constipation), Dah Hara (Relieves burning sensation), Svasa and Kasahara (Relieves difficulty in breathing and cough), Balya (strengthens the body), diarrhea, Kamala (jaundice), leprosy, gout, Aamahara (Relives constipation), Jwarahara (Relives fever), Hridya (cardiac tonic), Medya (brain tonic), Mutradagdhha (burning sensation in urine), epilepsy, etc.
Along with these Guduchi Satva is very beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety.
What is Satva?
An extract of any substance is called Satva. In Ayurveda, the extract of several medicinal substances is used for medicinal purposes. Satva is made in two ways, either by boiling in fire, for example Giloy Ghanvati, or without boiling e.g. Amrita Satva (Giloy Satva).
Giloy Satva (Powder) Uses and Benefits
Giloy has antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that help fight minor infections and prevent further diseases. As a result of its bitter and pungent nature, it pacifies our Tridoshas, specifically Vata and Pitta, and enhances our health.
Giloy Satva (extract) is mainly made from the stem part of Giloy, but the root and leaves are also used to prepare medicine.
Useful in treating fever
Due to its antipyretic properties, Giloy Satva is mainly used in Ayurvedic treatment for fever. It helps in regulating our body’s temperature while also preventing infection of other diseases.
With its antipyretic, antiinflammatory, and ability to increase platelet count, Guduchi is also beneficial for diseases such as malaria, swine flu, and dengue.
Enhances digestion power
Giloy Satva improves digestion and eases constipation. It also increases appetite and promotes better absorption of nutrients in the body. Combining it with amla relieves constipation and indigestion problems. Giloy also treats hemorrhoids and anxiety disorders.
Useful in diabetes
By regulating insulin secretion, Giloy Satva reduces high blood sugar levels and alleviates diabetes. Giloy has also been studied as an anti-diabetic agent in recent years.
It enhances our immunity and protects us from various kinds of infections. Giloy’s anti-toxic property removes toxins from the body which makes our liver and kidneys function properly.
Aids in reducing pain
The anti-inflammatory properties of Giloy help reduce pain, especially in cases of arthritis, gout, etc. Giloy’s paste can also be applied directly to wounds to reduce pain.
Relieves anxiety and stress
Giloy Satva is beneficial for relieving problems like anxiety, stress, and fatigue. It also increases our intelligence, memory, and concentration while Guduchi tea has been shown to help relieve stress and enhance memory.
As a medicine, Giloy Satva powder can be used to treat stress and anxiety problems. Giloy juice and tea are commonly taken to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Before using Giloy Satva for stress and anxiety, you should consult your doctor.
Beneficial for heart
Giloy contains beneficial antioxidants that improve heart health. Giloy Satva Powder is extremely effective for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Giloy’s antioxidant nature helps to strengthen the heart muscle and prevent lipid formation in blood vessels. And hence reduces the risk of heart attack, blood clots, and cell damage. It also plays an important role in reducing blood cholesterol levels.
Useful for skin
Giloy has anti-aging properties that reduce skin aging. Its sheeta (cold) property soothes sunburn itching, pimples, eczema, and acne.
Useful for eyesight
Using Giloy Satva regularly improves our eyesight and helps us to see without glasses.
Beneficial in blood disorders
Giloy Satva is used to treat blood disorders as well as to increase platelet count. It helps control blood disorders like nose bleeding and hemorrhoids as well as ulcerative colitis.
Giloy Satva also helps to cleanse the blood, flush out toxins, and improve liver and kidney health.
Effect on Tridosha
Giloy is astringent and pungent in taste and has a sweet effect after digestion. It calms our three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), mainly Pitta and Vata doshas, as well as the disorders which arise from these doshas. This, along with keeping our three doshas balanced, helps to improve overall health.
Giloy Satva and many of its medicinal products are available for purchase online.
Other uses of Giloy Satva
- Giloy powder with aloe vera juice cleanses the blood as well as helps to eliminate toxins.
- Giloy Satva powder with amla juice relieves constipation.
- Guduchi powder combined with ghee is used for arthritis.
- Regular use of Giloy Powder can increase sperm count.
- Giloy powder combined with castor oil is used for treating gout.
Side effects of Giloy Satva
- Giloy Satva has no known side effects, but you should consult your Ayurvedic physician before taking it if you are taking any allopathic medicines.
- If taken in excess, Guduchi Satva can cause a drop in blood sugar levels.
- If you have low blood sugar problems, you should periodically monitor your blood sugar levels while using Giloy Satva.
Dose and how to take Giloy Satva
Taking 250 to 500 mg with honey can help you manage diabetes, burns in the hands or feet, control fever, and relieve pitta dosha.
How to Make Giloy Satva Powder (method of preparation)
Main ingredient – Fresh Giloy stem and water about 4 times the weight of the stem.
Reference Verse – Sanskrit shloka
गुडूचीं खण्डश: कृत्वा कुट्टयित्वा सुमर्दयेत् ।
वस्त्रेण विधृतं तोयं स्रावयेत्तच्छनै: शनै: ॥
शुद्धशङ्खनिभं चूर्णमेतै: सम्मिश्रयेद्भिषक् ।
guḍūcīṃ khaṇḍaśa: kṛtvā kuṭṭayitvā sumardayet |
vastreṇa vidhṛtaṃ toyaṃ srāvayettacchanai: śanai: ||
śuddhaśaṅkhanibhaṃ cūrṇametai: sammiśrayedbhiṣak |
First of all, wash the stem of fresh Giloy with water and cut it into small pieces, then crush these pieces finely, then put them in a stainless steel vessel and add water about 4 times the weight of Giloy and mash them well with hands. In this way, the starch of the Giloy gets into the water. After this, squeeze the crushed Guduchi (Giloy) into the pot and throw it. After this, filter the water of Giloy with a sieve or cloth and put it in another vessel, now leave the Giloy water stable for about 10 to 12 hours in the vessel, and the extract of Giloy will deposit on the bottom of the pot.
Now without stirring the pot, drain the water over it in another vessel and collect the fine flour (Giloy Satva) stored on the bottom of the vessel and dry it in the sun, after drying in the sun, Giloy Satva is obtained.
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