A Comprehensive Review of Guduchi [Tinospora Cordifolia (Willd) Miers]

Chandra Kishor Yadav, Prakash L Hegde

Abstract


Guduchi [Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers Ex Hooks F. & Thoms] is an important drug of Ayurvedic
system of medicine. It is mentioned in various classical texts for the treatment of diseases such as kamala,
prameha, jwar, rasayana, kasa, swasa, tvaka roga, krimi, raktapitta, etc. At present, it is found that this
drug has numerous chemical constituents: tinosporine, diterpene, tannin, alkaloids, carbohydrate,
steroids, saponins, flavanoids tinosporine, tinosporon, tinosporidin, glucoside, sitosterol, cordifolide,
heplacosanol, etc. It is a widely used plant in folk and Ayurvedic systems of medicine and is also used for
different pharmacological activities.


Keywords


Guduchi, Tinospora cordifolia

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