Science of Herbs

Tinospora Cordifolia

Tinospora Cordifolia

Common Name: Giloe, Guduchi, Amrita, Amrit bel
English Name: Tinospora
Botanical Name: Tinospora cordifolia (Wild.)Miers ex Hook.f.Jhoms
Family: Menispermaceae

Description: Guduchi is a glabrous climbing shrub with a succulent stem and papery bark that is creamy white to grey in color. The shrub shoots out aerial roots, usually on neem and mango trees, which could be as long as 30 meters. It bears heart-shaped leaves.

Chemical Constituents: The actives present are  tinosporone, tinosporic acid, cordifolisides A to E, syringen, berberine, giloin, gilenin, picrotene, bergenin, gilosterol, tinosporol, tinosporidine, sitosterol, cordifol, heptacosanol, octacosonal, tinosporide, columbin, chasmanthin, palmarin, palmatosides C and F, amritosides, cordioside, tinosponone, berberine, ecdysterone, makisterone A, magnoflorine, tembetarine, syringine.

Properties: It has been used in jaundice, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, and is also used as an immunostimulant, antineoplastic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Diatus cough syrup
  • Tusease cough syrup
  • Belorina caplets