Tinospora cordifolia is commonly known as "Guduchi". This plant belongs to family Menispermaceae. It is a large, climbing shrub with greenish-yellow flowers. This plant found at higher altitude. The season for the flowers of this tree will be over summers and winters.
Many components are derived from the plant. The components derived are mainly alkaloids, steroids, diterpenoid lactones, aliphatics, and glycosides. These components are derived from various parts of the plant like root, stem.
The components are very useful for medicinal properties like anti-diabetic, anti-periodic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, anti-stress, anti-leprotic, anti-malarial, hepatoprotective, and anti-neoplastic activities.
These extracts are found to be safe for short-term use. It is advisable not to use this product during Pregnancy and breastfeeding. The people with Diabetes should be careful in using the medicines and the dosage of the medicines used for diabetes are to be adjusted and monitored while using this medicine. It is also advisable to stop this medicine before 15 days of any planned surgery as this medicine will be having some say on the blood sugar levels and start using only after 15 days after surgery.
The dosage depends upon the problem and the level and intensity of the ailment. It is advisable to take the suggestion of an Ayurvedic practitioner before deciding on the dosage.
This product is available in India and slowly getting the attraction of other countries also. There are Ayurvedic companies in India making this medicine.