Giloy Ghan Vati
Giloy Ghan Vati contains water extract of Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia), which is a potent immuno-modulator herb beneficial for improving immunity and preventing common infections. It provides support during anti-infection therapy. It is non-chemical antipyretic, but its antipyretic action is mild, so it provides palliative treatment in fever.
|Safety Classification||Possibly Safe|
|Medicine Type||Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine|
|Main Indication||Low immunity, Weakness,|
|Dosage||1 to 2 Tablets Twice Daily|
|Best Adjuvant||Honey in productive cough & Ghee (Clarified Butter) in dry cough|
|Manufacturers||Divya Pharmacy (Patanjali) Products|
|Main Ingredient||Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)|
|Ingredient Name||Each Tablet Contains:|
|Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia||500 mg|
Giloy Ghan Vati has following healing properties.
- Mild Analgesic
- Detoxifier (AMA-NASHAK)
Giloy Ghan Vati is helpful in following health conditions.
- General weakness
- Recurrent infections
- Immunodeficiency Disorders
- Appetite loss
- Chronic constipation with mucus in the stool
- Common cold – (not effective alone in acute phase, but helps preventing recurrent colds or flu)
- High cholesterol (should be used any of these remedies – Pushkarmool, Trikatu, Arogyavardhini vati, Medohar guggul, shuddha guggul or Terminalia Arjuna Bark Powder)
- Hepatitis, Jaundice and other liver disorders
- Periodic fever syndrome
- Autoimmune disorders
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Giloy Ghan Vati increases immunity and makes body to fight off infections better. It reduces AMA (toxin produced due to undigested foods) and decreases the disease causing factors.
- Boosts immunity
- Giloy ghanvati reduces recurrent infections
- Helpful in periodic fever syndrome
- Provides strength to the body and muscle
- Due to anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces muscle pain and it is beneficial in inflammatory diseases.
- Due to adaptogenic effects, it helps body coping with stress.
- Giloy ghanvati is beneficial in general body ache and general fatigue.
- Mild antipyretic properties of Giloy Ghan Vati reduce fever and assist other remedies used in fever.
- Giloy Ghan Vati also acts as blood purifier and thus helps reducing skin diseases and Pruritus (itching).
- Giloy ghanvati increases the urine output and reduces body toxins.
Recurrent infections may signal something wrong in immune system. The most common cause of recurrent infections is immuno-deficiencies. The first line of defense system includes the skin, lining of respiratory tract and mucus membranes of digestive system. Microbes or external particles first attack these things in the body.
Giloy Ghan Vati contains Giloy, which helps increasing the defense mechanism due to its immuno-stimulatory properties and its influence is seen on membranes of alimentary canal and linings of the respiratory tract. It helps make body resistance against infections.
Fever Treatment with Giloy Ghan Vati
However, Giloy Ghan Vati has mild antipyretic action, but when it is combined as follows, it reduces fever within 30 to 60 minutes.
|Giloy Ghan Vati||2 Tablets *|
|Praval Pishti||500 mg *|
|Godanti Bhasma||500 mg *|
* Twice Daily (Adults Dosage)
This combination has potent antipyretic (temperature lowering) action. For management of mild infections, one can use Tulsi Juice. In severe infections, one may need an appropriate treatment according to the underlying cause of the infection.
Debility after Fever
Giloy Ghan Vati works well for debility after the fever or long-standing disease. It reduces fatigue, body aches and general weakness.
Side effects of antibiotics and other medicines
All medicines used in fever management by allopathic doctors have side effects on liver and kidneys. Giloy Ghan Vati is an excellent tonic for liver as well as for kidneys. It reduces the side effects and protects the liver and kidneys.
Gout or Increase Uric Acid Levels
Giloy Ghan Vati when used with Punarnavarishta reduces uric acid levels. The course of treatment should be at least 3 months.
The dosage of Giloy Ghan Vati may vary according to the health condition. Here is general dosage of Giloy ghanvati is given:
|The general dosage of giloy ghan vati is as follows.|
|Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)||¼ tablet *|
|Preschooler (Age: 3 – 5 yrs)||½ tablet *|
|Children (Above 5 yrs)||1 tablet *|
|Adults||2 tablets *|
|Pregnancy||1 tablet *|
|Lactation||2 tablets *|
|* Doses: 2 to 4 times a day|
|Best Time to Take: 30 minutes before food or 2 hours after meal or can be repeated every 6 hours regardless the food intake.|
|Adjuvant: Lukewarm water, honey or other remedies according to disease|
Recommended Treatment Duration
The recommended treatment duration with Giloy Ghan Vati ranges from 1 month to 6 months depending on the health condition.
Caution & Side Effects
Giloy Ghan Vati is POSSIBLY SAFE in most people within the therapeutic dosage of Giloy Ghan Vati described above.
FAQs about Giloy Ghan Vati
Here are some frequently asked questions about Giloy Ghan Vati.
Could I take Giloy Ghan vati with Chirayata water?
Giloy with Chirayata is commonly used for the management of the fever and infections. This combination reduces fever, body ache, toothache and improves immunity. Therefore, one can take Giloy Ghan Vati with Chirayata Water without any side effects.
Can giloy ghan vati help reducing fat and losing weight?
Yes, giloy ghan vati will help to reduce excess body fat and weight. However, the effects of giloy ghan vati on body weight are likely to be mild because it works indirectly by improving metabolism and liver functions. Therefore, it may not alone help much to lose weight, but can be used as supportive therapy for losing weight along with Triphala Churna and Kutki Churna or other medicines described here – Ayurvedic medicines for weight loss.
Does giloy ghan vati improve immunity?
Yes, it improves non-specific immunity and overall functions of immune system. Giloy is an immune booster and it improves the body response to infections and toxins, which helps reducing the frequency of infections and enhances excretion of toxins.
Does giloy ghan vati help to overcome weakness or debility occurring after chronic disease, fever, and infections?
Yes, giloy ghan vati is helpful for overcoming the weakness following the chronic disease and infections or after antibiotic use. It helps to regain optimum appetite and restore the lost body strength. Generally, it should be used along with Sitopaladi Churna for this purpose. It is also beneficial for joint pain developed after viral infections or flu.
Is giloy ghan vati useful in chronic pancreatitis? How does it work?
Tinospora Cordifolia in it acts as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It also relieves pains due to mild analgesic properties. In pancreatitis, it helps by reducing inflammation. It also reduces AMA (toxins) due to its digestive and stomachic actions. It also inhibits pancreatic amylase activities and reduces pancreatic irritation and inflammation. Thus, it helps in the management of chronic pancreatitis. (Read More: Giloy – Tinospora Cordifolia)
Can we use giloy ghan vati after surgery in place of antibiotic?
No, giloy ghan vati is not so potent that it can replace the need of antibiotic medicines. However, it can be used as an adjuvant to antibiotics to improve immunity and reduce the severity of infections. It also applies to its use after surgery.
Can I take Giloy Ghan Vati during pregnancy?
Giloy ghan vati use is not suggestible during pregnancy unless it is urgently required.
However, giloy ghan vati is likely safe during pregnancy for a short period (less than 4 weeks). When it is indicated for the management of any disease, then it can be used for a long-term as well under the supervision of a physician.
Is it safe during pregnancy to use in a fever?
Giloy Ghan Vati only contains Water Extract of Giloy, which is likely to be safe to use during pregnancy for the management of the fever along with Praval Pishti and other remedies.
Can we give Giloy (Tinospora) juice to 2 months baby?
Yes, Giloy (Tinospora) juice can be given to infants (0 to 12 months age) if required or indicated for any disease under the supervision of a physician.
Does Giloy Ghan vati help to reduce high WBC?
Tinospora Cordifolia (Giloy) fights off infection by two kinds of mechanisms – immunomodulatory effect and antimicrobial effect. These effects significantly reduce the microbial load in the body and Giloy boosts up the recovery from the infection. Thus, it also normalizes white blood cell (WBC) count. The similar benefits should be observed with Giloy Ghan vati because it contains Giloy.
Can I take giloy ghan vati in typhoid fever?
Yes, Giloy Ghan Vati can be taken in typhoid fever to reduce its recurrence, lowering fever, reducing after effects like weakness and loss of appetite, and for improving immune response against typhoid Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi bacteria.
Can we use giloy ghan vati along with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)?
Giloy tablets alone may not have very potent antipyretic action (temperature lowering effect) like paracetamol. In ayurveda, it is generally used along with Parval Pishti, Godanti Bhasma, Maha Sudarshan Churna, Brahmi Vati (gold), Sutshekhar Ras (gold), etc. for the management of fever along with some other remedies according to underlying cause (types of infection).
If it is used alone, then it may not replace the need of Paracetamol (Acetaminophen). One can use it keeping minimum one hour gap from paracetamol as an adjuvant therapy.
Can I use Giloy Ghan vati for rheumatoid arthritis?
Yes, Giloy Ghan Vati (2 tablets) can be used along with Sonth (dried ginger) powder (1 gram) twice daily for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Can Giloy Ghan Vati be used in UTI E. Coli Infection?
Giloy improves the intracellular bactericidal and phagocytic capacities of neutrophils, which also helps to reduce the growth of Escherichia Coli bacteria and helps to eliminate infection along with other medicines such as Chandraprabha vati, Chandanasava and Chandanadi Vati. However, Giloy Ghan Vati alone may not be helpful, so a combination therapy is always advisable.
Can giloy ghan vati be useful in increasing platelet count?
Giloy Ghan Vati contains extract of Tinospora Cordifolia, which is useful for improving the functions of bone marrow cells and exhibits immunomodulatory activity. Generally, it should be used in low platelet count along with Carica Papaya leaf extract for the best results. The combination is available in ayurvedic products like UPLAT Capsules (by Sanat Products Ltd.), PLATRICH (by TPPL) and JUMPLAT (by Biorex Healthcare). Alternatively, along with Giloy Ghan Vati, one can take any Carica Papaya leaf extract supplement available in the market.
Should it be taken on empty stomach?
It is not necessary, but if you take it on empty stomach, it will be more beneficial. For more details, read dosage section above in this article.