Tinospora cordifolia – an Indian medicine

Ayurveda is a system of medicine that has its cradle in ancient India. The title meaning “knowledge about life” in its use used a plant with the exotic name Tinospora cordifolia. If you want to know what is behind this mysterious date, we refer to the following article.

  1. Tinospora cordifolia – general information
  2. Operation and application
  3. Supplementation


  1. Tinospora cordifolia – general information

Tinospora cordifolia is a herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve and increase the vitality of the body. This plant belongs to the creepers from the family of the monthlies and occurs in the areas of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Its characteristic feature is heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. Very often it can be found under the name Amrita or Guduchi.


  1. Operation and application

Tinospora cordifolia is a preparation that affects glucose metabolism. It leads to a reduction in the absorption of sugar from carbohydrates, which counteracts the development of diabetes. This plant can also be used to improve the body’s resistance, treatment of rhinitis, inflammation and various neurological problems.


  1. Supplementation

The standard daily dose of Tinospora should not exceed 300 mg, which should be taken three times a day. To supplement the deficiency, 1 g of a 5% aqueous extract derived from the Tinospora bath should be used.

In the cases of supplementation of Amrita Ghrita, or Tinospory with ghee and ginger, the daily dose is from 10 to 15 g during the day. The above dose is considered a traditional, Ayurvedic dose of the preparation. The supplement should be taken during a meal.

Apart from being allergic to Guduchi, there are no (contemporaneous) contraindications to the use of this preparation. There is also no information on the occurrence of side effects associated with non-compliance with fixed doses.