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Writtern by Dr. Akhil B.A.M.S

Botanical Name— Tinospora cordifolia Wilid. Miers ex Hook. f. & Thorns)


Synonyms— Avyathã, Amrtã, Amrtavalli, Kundali, Guducikã, Gundra, Cakrañgi, Cakralaksana, Cañdrahãsa, Jivantikã, Jvara nãgini, Jvarãri, Tañtrikã, Deva nirmitã, Dhãrã,Nãga kanyaka, Naga kumãrikã, Bhisakpriyã, Mandali, Madhupariii, Rasãyani, Vatsàdani, Vayasthã, Varã, Vialyã, yäma, Surakrta, Somã, Soma valli etc.

Names in different language

 Marathi    : Ambarvel, Gulavela

Oriya         : Gulochi, Gulancha

Hindi         : Gibe, Gurach

Kannada   : Arnryta balli, Ugani
Malayalam: Amrytu, Sittamrytu
Telugu       : Tippa teega

Bengali      : Giloe, Gulancha

 Punjabi     : Batindu, Gibogularich
Gujarati     : Gado, Gulo

Sikkim       : Gurjo

Tamil         : Amrida Valli, Pattigai Silam



It is one of the non-controversial drug used in Ayurvedic medicine. It used for Grãhi, Väta hara, Dipaniya, Kapha-Rakta hara and Vibandhahara , Medhya Rasayãnas

Distribution & Habitat

Both species are distributed almost throughout India.

Cultivation— Propagated by cuttings of stem. It can be grown in almost any types of soil and under varying climatic conditions.

Distinguishing microscopic characters of T. cordifolia & T. sinensis


T. cordifolia

T. sinensis


Become disintegrated into scattered irregular patches in the cortical region.

Broken into areas capping the vascular bundle and remain persistent even after further screening growth.



A large crystal of calcium oxalate is present within the lumen of each cork cell.

3.Mucilage cells



4. Vascular strands



5. Xylem

well developed, in each strip of vascular strand


Poorly developed


6. Pith


very narrow and composed of thin walled cells



7. Starch content



Comparatively poor.


Rasa - Tikta, Kasãya (leaf is considered as Madhura by
Guna - Guru, Snigdha

Virya - Usna

Vipãka – Madhura

Karma - Tridosa amaka, Medhya, Rasãyan, Dipaniya, Grãhi, Medohara, Kadüghna, Jvara hara, Dãha-praamana

Properties of other variety of Gudüci
Rasa— Katu;

Virya— Usna and Vipãka— Katu.

It is specially useful in visa rogas, vail & Palita.

Internal Use:

Digestive system Useful in thirst, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, liver disorders. jaundice, acid-peptic disorder, dysentery  and worms. It increases appetite.

Circulatory system : Raktavahasrotogami. Guduchi satva is effective in cardiac debility, blood -- disorders. rheumatoid arthritis, splenomeqaly. gout and anaemia.

Respiratory system : Useful in cough

Reproductive system : Aphrodisiac being shukragami. snigdha and madhur vipak.

 Urinary system : Effective in prameha, mainly in diabetes and disorders of urinary bladder.

Skin : It is used in skin disorders like dermatoses and erysipelas etc. It is also useful in syphilitic ulcer.

Temperature : Juice of guduchi is used in chronic lever and typhoid fever. It reduces burning. normalizes temperature, improves appetite and increases the strength.

Satmikaran : Useful in weakness and good rasayana for all seven dhatus.

Important Yogas or Formations

Guduchyadi churna, Guduchyadi kwath. Guduci loha, Ameutarishta, Guduchi Taila

Dosha :
Dhatu: Rakta, meda. dravdhatu. shukra (tphrodisiac(, rasayani.
Mata : Mutra

Part used

Stem, leaf, areal roots.

Dose— Stem powder 3-6g; decoction (1/20) - 50-lOOmI; Infusion (1/10) - 30-60 ml; fresh juice 10-20m1; Gudüci Sattva 1-2g;
DE 250-500mg (stem); TR (1/8) 2-8 ml

Indications— Jvara, Trsnã, Vtarakta, Pãndu, Kämalã, Dãha, Prameha, Kutha, Chardi, Krmi, Kandü, Raktãras, Medoroga, Visarpa, Bhrama, Kãsa, Jarã Vyãdhi.

 Gudüci Sattva—

The process of Sattva (cold water extract) is not traceable in the Brhat Trayl texts. It is mainly developed during the medieval period. The process involves, cursing of Gudüci stems and extracting in the cold water at room temperature (i.e.; without heating). After repeated extractions the cold- infusion is dried and the obtained solid powder is called as “Guduci Sattva’. It has been in extensive use in India as a valuable tonic, alterative and anti-pyretic.

Therapeutic Uses
1. Medhya.-. The fresh juice of GudUci (20m1 twice daily) may be used (C.S.Ci.1/1).

 2. Jvara.—

(a) GudücI Svarasa (juice) + Satãvari svarass equal parts (l0 ml each) are mixed together and given alongwith jaggary in vãta jvara (S.S.Ut. 39/174)2.
(b) Decoction prepared with GudUci, Parpati & Amalaki (500- lOOmi) may be administered in case of Pitta Jvara (Ha. Sam.3/ 2/71).
3. Prameha— GudUci Svarasa with honey (A.H.Ci.1216)4.

4. Slipada— Gudilci Svarasa along with gingly oil (Taila) is given orally (C.D.42/1 6).
5. Amlapitta-.- Leaves of Gudüci, Nimba and Patola are made into juice and administered alongwith honey (B. P.Ci.10/16)’.
6. Chardi— Gudüci Hima Kasãya may be given orally alongwith honey (Bha.Pra,Ci. 17/21).

7. Vãtarakta— Chronic administration of Guduci in either juice or paste or powder or decoction form will definitely cure Vãtarakta (B.P.Ci. 29/41 & V. M. 23/10).

8. Hridagat Vata— Guduci + Marica are to be taken with hot water early in the morning (V.S.)