Guduchi, an Ayurvedic herb, known in Latin as Tinospora cordifolia. It grows in the tropical regions of India, Nepal, Myanmar, Burma and Sri Lanka. From the ayurvedic point of view, this herb is considered to be one of the three most sacred plants hiding the so-called "amrit" or "Nectar of Immortality".
The Sacred Origin of Guduchi
The sacred origin of guduchi is described in the Indian epic Ramayana. Rama prayed that his army of monkeys would be resurrected after the war with the destructive demon Ravana. His prayer was answered, and the god Indra sprinkled the dead bodies with celestial nectar, and they came to life again. From the nectar drops that fell directly on the earth's soil, the seeds of the guduchi tree germinated.
Tinospora cordifolia is actually a shrub or rather a wild climbing root entwined in the branches of trees. It has the ability to live without direct nutrition received from the soil, and therefore it is considered a sattvic plant that is able to receive a large amount of pranic energy.
Research into the Effects of Guduchi Today and According to Tradition
Today, guduchi enjoys great interest and extensive scientific research is underway, focusing primarily on its antibacterial, adaptogenic, anti-stress, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects, which all studies have been shown to confirm. Many studies have also consistently shown the results of significant reductions in blood glucose in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
According to traditional knowledge, Guduchi already has a very wide range of effects. It supplies energy and vitality, strengthens the body's immune system, is used in infectious diseases and epidemics, breaks down toxins, regenerates liver function, and is used for jaundice, intestinal disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dysentery. It also reduces gastric hyperacidity and corrects appetite, helps treat skin diseases, removes uric acid, heals the joint system and relieves rheumatism, is applied in a diabetic diet and regenerates the body during oncological chemotherapy.
From the point of view of the Ayurvedic concept of six flavors, guduchi contains a total of three flavors out of six. It has a bitter, pungent and astringent taste, and is therefore often used to remove accumulated pitta dosha. Nevertheless, in the sum of all its properties, guduchi has the ability to harmonize all three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) and nourish all seven tissues (dhatus), which makes it a very strong natural revitalizing or rasayana (rejuvenating) tonic.
As part of our tea production, we process guduchi by careful manual cleaning and subsequent mixing with other herbs, which synergistically complement its medicinal potential. We offer Guduchi as Himalayan Ayurvedic tea.