NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Ayush reiterates that Giloy/Gudduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is harmless and that according to existing research, Guduchi has no harmful effect. The ministry highlighted that certain media reports have incorrectly connected Giloy/Guduchi to liver disease once again.
It is regarded to be the best revitalising herb in Ayurveda. Acute toxicity studies of Guduchi aqueous extract show that it has no harmful effect.
The safety of a medicine, on the other hand, is dependent on how it is used. Dosage is one of the most critical criteria in determining a drug’s safety.
According to one study, a lower proportion of Guduchi powder increases the life span of fruit flies (Drosophila Melanogaster). Simultaneously, increasing concentrations gradually shortened the life span of flies. This clearly shows that an optimal dosage should be maintained in order to achieve the desired benefits. This implies that the medicinal plant must be used in the appropriate dose as suggested by a skilled physician in order to have therapeutic effects.
Guduchi is a true treasure among herbal medication sources due to its wide spectrum of effects and abundance of components. Guduchi’s medicinal applications include anti-oxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective, cardiovascular protective, neuroprotective, osteoprotective, radioprotective, anti-anxiety, adaptogenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-diarrheal, anti-ulcer, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer properties.
Its health advantages in treating various metabolic problems and its potential as an immune booster have received significant attention. It is utilised as a significant component of therapies to treat metabolic, endocrine, and other illnesses, hence increasing human life expectancy. It is a well-known herb for its several medicinal benefits in traditional systems of medicine, and it has been used to treat COVID-19. Given the herb’s general health benefits, it cannot be said to be harmful.