BENEFITS OF ORGANIC GILOY
In recent times, the internet has seen a surge in searches for few keywords, Giloy is one of them. Known for its highly beneficial properties, Ayurveda Giloy is one of the three Amrita plants (signifying "Root of immortality"). It is therefore called Amritavalli or Amrita. Traditionally it has been used to cure body ailments relating to fever and other problems, In this article, we will go deep into what are the benefits and how they can be used in daily life.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- WHAT IS ORGANIC GILOY?
- WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC GILOY?
- HOW TO USE ORGANIC GILOY IN DAILY LIFE?
According to Wikipedia, Tinospora cordifolia is a herbaceous vine of the family Menispermaceae indigenous to tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. It has been in use for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various disorders. The Giloy stem is the most used part however the roots and leaves can also be used. The Giloy is has unique heart-shaped leaves like Paan and moonseed and its reddish fruit, therefore the name heart-leaved moonseed (seeds resemble the shape of the crescent moon). Giloy is mentioned in Charak Samhita, as one of the main herbs with a bitter taste. It is used in various disorders and also helps alleviate Vata and Kapha dosha. Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
WHAT IS ORGANIC GILOY?
While there are several methods of cultivation, Organic cultivation is the most natural way and in which external chemical traces are one of the least. In organic cultivation, the crop is grown through sustainable means using natural organic manure and in a specific season most conducive for the crop to produce. No external chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides are used. This method ensures that the crop is produced most naturally and all the best nutrients are retained. The certification is provided through a thorough inspection by bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), India. The regulation also goes into manufacturing where a certain temperature range is not exceeded and while packaging no extra preservatives is added. A Giloy cultivated and grown and processed in such conditions will be deemed Organic provided it passes the stringent tests. There are many benefits of using Organic Giloy because of its pure and pristine production and processing. Using such a product one would be able to experience the complete beneficial properties of the product.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC GILOY?
What are you doing to boost your body's natural ability to combat any ailment?
Are you following a healthy lifestyle?
Are you consciously eating healthy foods?
If you ticked all the boxes, there’s another that you may like to consider.
Have you included Giloy in your daily regime?If you haven't, then it's time you did! Scientifically called Tinospora Cordifolia, Giloy or Guduchi is known as amrita - the “root of immortality” - for its endless health benefits. Antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-toxic, this wonder Ayurvedic herb can naturally nourish the body and help eliminate diseases. Regular consumption of giloy can help tackle a host of health issues.
Let us check out its multiple benefits for overall well-being
- #1 STRENGTHENS IMMUNITY
Your not-so-healthy lifestyle affecting your immunity? Try Giloy. Active compounds like alkaloids, lactones present in Giloy can help build strong immunity. Rich in antioxidants, giloy can help fight free radicals, remove toxins, and purify the blood. You can prepare a Giloy kadha and drink it daily to stay fit and healthy. Check our blog section for the Tulsi-Giloy Immunity Booster Kadha recipe.
- #2 TREATS CHRONIC FEVER
Ever wondered why your grandma suggested giloy juice when you had a high fever?
Giloy can prove very beneficial in curing chronic and recurrent fever. It can help improve the platelet count in dengue patients. Its antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties can help in fighting off fever caused by malaria, cases of flu.
- #3 CURES RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
Add giloy to your daily routine and defend against cold and touches of flu. Giloy can also help prevent symptoms like dry cough, tonsils, throat infections.
- #4 HELPS MANAGING DIABETES
A disturbed lifestyle can adversely affect the body’s blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of diabetes. Giloy is also known as ‘madhunashini’ - the destroyer of sugar. It works like a hypoglycemic agent to help regulate blood sugar levels and thwart the occurrence of diabetes.
- #5 IMPROVES DIGESTION
Wish to troubleshoot tummy woes? Give giloy a try. Giloy can positively work on the ‘pachan’ or digestion and enhance metabolism. It can also promote better ‘deepan’ or absorption of nutrients, thus preventing digestive issues like flatulence, hyperacidity, constipation, and gas. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities support healthy liver function. Mix Giloy powder with some amla to maximize results.
- #6 COMBATS STRESS
Want to feel calm and reduce your stress levels? Giloy is your answer. This adaptogenic herb can help relieve anxiety and stress and calm you down. It can also boost memory, cognitive functions and promote the release of feel-good hormones. It is beneficial in battling signs of ageing caused by stress.
- #7 IMPROVES EYES AND SKIN HEALTH
Long hours of staring at the screen taking a toll on your eyes? Consider taking Giloy.
Giloy can help increase vision and treat eye-related issues like itching, redness, burning sensation. Giloy paste can prove beneficial in healing cuts, wounds, abrasions. Applying it to the affected skin a couple of times a day can produce good results. It can also help in combating pimples, dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Giloy juice can help detoxify the skin and bring about a natural glow.
HOW TO USE ORGANIC GILOY IN DAILY LIFE?
The best way to have Giloy is to chew the stems, the next best way is to keep a powdered form ready that can help you prepare many easy-to-make recipes at home. Organic Giloy has many benefits and is safe to consume. However, like other foods, Organic Giloy should be had in moderate quantities. We also advise that people with health conditions consult their health advisors before the start of consumption.
Organic Giloy can be used in a variety of ways to prepare teas...
- #1 COMBINE WITH OTHER HERBS
With Ginger, Cinnamon and Giloy, make a rejuvenating immunity-boosting tea in minutes. Check the recipe here, This versatile herb can be also had with lemongrass, Tulsi (Holy basil), and other herbs. These tea of health tonic can help bring down anxiety and stress levels.
- #2 SKIN FRIENDLY GEL
You can apply Giloy powder paste to the skin. It helps increases collagen production and skin regeneration.
- #3 HAIR PACK
Giloy is known to have a beneficial effect on hair. Prepare Giloy powder paste and apply this paste well on your scalp to the tips of your hair. Wash your hair off with any shampoo. A simple fortnightly ritual can help you get better hair with a higher volume.
Giloy is one of the best ways to build the body's natural ability to combat stress and diseases. Organic Giloy is extracted using a sustainable method that doesn't harm the environment and has no added chemicals. It is therefore superior to regular Giloy. Take care to safeguard against overconsumption as it can have potential side effects. Enjoy the best health and healing benefits of organic Giloy with Good Lyfe Giloy Superstem Powder. It may just become your favorite herbal ally. Grown and manufactured in Gujarat, using traditional and sustainable farming practices, this is one of the easiest ways to sample the magic of the magical herb.
Disclaimer: The information included at this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Because of unique individual needs, the reader should consult their physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for the reader’s situation.
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