Can you say Guduchi?
Guduchi is gaining huge traction in the holistic health industry. Most people have never heard of it. However, it has been around for centuries. It’s most valued in Ayurvedic medicine for its adaptogenic properties to help your body and mind manage stress. When you are having physical, mental and emotional stress, which is inevitable, it can affect your physical mobility, memory, cognitive functions and emotional responses.
Guduchi, Tinospora Cordifolia
Fun facts about guduchi –
- It is bitter, warm and dry
- HPLC testing shows Tinospora Cordifolia contains 3 times the amount of berberine over other species (source). Berberine is highly noted for it’s blood sugar, gastrointestinal (source) and neuroprotective benefits such as TBI’s (source).
- Its leaf looks like a heart
Therapeutic Benefits of Guduchi
- supports the liver, kidneys and immune systems (source)
- anti inflammatory (source), antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-allergenic, vulnerary & anti-osteoporotic (source)
- cardiotonic (source)
- helps eliminate excess uric acid (think gout issues)
- strengthens ability to eliminate metabolic waste
- cellular repair and rejuvenation
- Lowers blood lipids (think cholesterol & triglycerides)
- shown to prevent bone breakdown
- helps chronic skin irritations (source)
- historically used to treat malaria
How Guduchi will improve your health
When taking guduchi, you need to get the whole plant and not just the isolated compounds of the plant. When compounds are separated from the plant, it is no longer really “natural”.
- increase mental, emotional & physical stamina & endurance (think athletics and running a mental marathon)
- improve cognitive functions, memory, focus and learning ability
- support bone, joint & muscle strength
- calms pain and inflammation
- enhances body’s ability to eliminate toxins
- helps balance blood sugar imbalances
- supports & strengthens body’s immune functions
- better sleep
My favorite GUDUCHI herbal product is this & here’s why
My absolute guduchi herbal products is called LongeviD3. Not only is it completely plant-based, it is free of chemicals, GMO’s, nuts, gluten, dairy and artificial stuff. In combination with other adaptogen, skeletal and immune supporting powerhouses, this synergistic blend is helping with so many health challenges. This formula contains reindeer lichen, which is abundantly found in the artic, and has naturally occurring D3. How amazing right? EVERYONE has a D vitamin deficiency, even those living in sunny locations.
This is a definite staple in my daily herbal regimen.
Contraindication & Safety
Use caution and taking diabetic medications as it may lower blood sugar (naturally), source
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