Tinospora, Gulancha Tinospora


  • English : Tinospora, Gulancha Tinospora
  • Sanskrit : Guduchi, Amrita
  • Latin : Tinospora Cordifolia
  • Hindi : Gulancha, Giloy, Amrita
  • Gujarati : Galo
  • Tamil : Amurutavilli, Cintilikkoti
  • Malayalam : Ciffamrtu, Amrtu
  • Telugu : Tippatiga, Amrta
  • Kannad : Amrtaballim Yuganiballi, Madhuparni

A large, extensively spreading glabrous, perennial deciduous twiner with succulent stems and papery bark; leaves simple, alternate, cordate, entire, glabrous, 7-9 nerved; flowers yellow, in lax racemes, arising from nodes on the old wood, male flowers in clusters, female flowers usually solitary; fruits drupes, red when ripe. The surface of the stems appears to be closely studded with warty tubercles and the surface skin is longitudinally fissured. On removal of the surface skin the dark greenish mucilaginous stem is seen. Flowering – fruiting September to February.

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Dry stem powder

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Stem – is bitter, blood purifier, anthelmintic, astringent, sweet, thermogenic, anodyne, alterant, anthelmintic, antiperiodic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, antiemetic, digestive, caminative, appetizer, stomachic, constipation, cardiotonic, depurative, haematinic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, rejuvenating, galacto-purifier, tonic, etc.


Stem – is very useful in vitiated conditions of vata, arthritis, anorexia, toxiemia, cancer, liver disorders, indigestion, acidity, sprue, arthritis, anorexia, indigestion, acidity, sprue, burning sensation, piles, worms, diabetes, elephantiasis, hyperdipsia, dyspepsia, flatulence, stomachalgia, intermittent fevers, inflammations, gout, vomiting, cardiac debility, skin diseases, leprosy, erysipelas, anaemia, cough, asthma, general debility, jaundice, seminal weakness, uropathy, splenopathy, etc.


It is the best rejuvenating (Rasayana) drug of Ayurveda. It is a very good drug for all types of fevers and liver disorders. Stem-twigs are used as herbal tooth brushes. Tincture of Tinospora cordifolia is used in Homoepathy.