Giloy: The Ayurvedic herb that you can’t miss

Immunity-boosting drinks using giloy

30 Nov 2021

Giloy (Guduchi in Hindi) is an Ayurvedic herb with distinct heart-shaped leaves, whose stems have the highest nutritional content as they are anti-inflammatory and antipyretic. From fighting dengue to diabetes, this immunity-boosting herb is said to be an effective remedy since it increases the platelet count (in cases of dengue) and is a natural blood purifier. It is also said to help to detox your body. The best way to consume it is to use a powder made from the stem of this herb, which can be mixed in water and honey.  You can also chew an inch stick of giloy stem or include it in your daily drinks. Here are ways to add this medicinal stem to your daily diet.


Homemade Ayurvedic kadhas using basil leaves, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, carom seeds, turmeric and black pepper are very good to increase your immunity. Try adding giloy to this concoction along with jaggery.

Milk and giloy juice

This drink will also help soothe any kind of body pain. A combination of milk, giloy and ginger helps in treating inflammation. Boil a glass of milk with a stick of giloy, ginger and turmeric powder for added benefits. Strain it and drink hot.

Tulsi and giloy juice

All you need to do is take two stems of giloy, one inch of raw turmeric, two-inch-long knobs of ginger, and six to seven tulsi leaves. Blend all the ingredients with water and you have a glass of Ayurvedic tonic that helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Giloy tea

There is no bad time to sip on a cup of giloy tea. Prepare this drink by adding giloy and basil leaves, crushed ginger and black pepper, and boil for 10 minutes. When it is done, switch off the flame, add the tea leaves, and finish off by adding honey and lemon juice.

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