Giloy Sat (Guduchi or Amrita Satva)
Giloy Sat (also called Giloy Satva, Guduchi Satva and Amrita sat or Satva) is an ayurvedic herbal water extract prepared by macerations (cold soaking). It includes the water-soluble extract of Tinospora Cordifolia (In Hindi, Giloy or Guduchi).
Giloy Sat is beneficial in all types of PITTA (heat) disorders. It helps treating constipation, digesting AMA (toxin), correcting liver functions, etc. It has several health benefits. Generally, it affects all body tissues with aggravated PITTA humour and improves immunity due to its immuno-modulatory effects.
Giloy Sat (Amrita or Guduchi Satva) has following healing properties.
- Detox (eliminates AMA)
- Mild Antipyretic
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
- Blood purifier
- Mild anti-hypertensive
- Mild laxative
- Digestive Stimulant
Giloy Sat (Amrita or Guduchi Satva) is helpful in following health conditions.
- Burning sensation in fever
- Low immunity
Brain & Nerves
- Depression with aggressive behavior (along with Mukta Pishti (pearl calcium), Jatamansi (spikenard) and brahmi)
Heart & Blood
- Heart Palpitation
- Acidity & Gastritis
- Peptic or duodenal Ulcer (with Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) and praval pishti)
- Mouth ulcer
- Ulcerative colitis (with vanshlochan)
- Diarrhea with mucus
- Excessive thirst
- Loss of appetite (caused by hyperacidity)
- Indigestion (caused by hyperacidity)
- Intestinal gas
Muscle, Bones & Joints
- Gout or elevated uric acid level
Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits
The main action of Giloy Sat (Guduchi Satva) is on PITTA humor aggravation. However, it brings the balance between all three humors, but the predominant effect is seen on PITTA and heat disorders.
Fevers & Infections
Giloy Satva (Guduchi Sat) has mild antipyretic effects. Along with Praval Pishti, it works as a potent ayurvedic antipyretic and lowers 1 to 2 degree temperature within 30 to 60 minutes. However, it works as PARACETAMOL, so temperature will again rise after diminution of its effects in bacterial infections. Therefore, other medicines are also required to cover up the associated infection.
Furthermore, it has one more effect in fever. In fever, patients feel weakness, loss of energy or loss of strength, tiredness and restlessness. No such symptom occurs if patients take Giloy satva with praval pishti. This combination also reduces burning sensation and heat sensation in the hands, feet and body.
Giloy sat also acts as immunomodulator, so it also improves body’s defense mechanism. If person takes Giloy sat alone, then this effect is observable more in viral infections such as common cold and flu. To build non-specific immunity, the patient requires 40 days courses of Giloy Satva and vasant malti ras (gold). It develops non-specific immunity in the body at greater extent. This combination helps a lot to prevent a variety of several bacterial as well as viral infections.
Some diabetic patients have symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, tiredness, lack of interest, increased hunger, frequent urinary tract infections, tingling sensation in feet or numbness in hands or feet. Giloy Sat reduces all these symptoms when it is taken with following adjuvants.
|Diabetic Symptoms||Giloy Sat Adjuvants|
|Excessive thirst||Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Mustak (nut grass) or Vetiver (Ushir or Vetiveria zizanioides)|
|Frequent urination||Chandraprabha vati or Shilajit|
|Tiredness or lack of interest||Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)|
|Frequent urinary tract infections||Jasad Bhasma (Zinc Supplement)|
|Tingling sensation in feet or Burning feet||Gandhak Rasyan|
|Numbness in hands or feet||Turmeric (haldi) powder and Cinnamon (dalchini) powder|
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Giloy Satva is as follows.|
|Infants (Age: Up To 12 Months)||50 mg|
|Toddler (Age: 1 – 3 yrs)||100 mg|
|Preschooler (3 – 5 yrs)||150 mg|
|Grade-schooler (5 – 12 yrs)||150 to 250 mg|
|Teenager (13 -19 yrs)||250 to 500 mg|
|Adults (19 to 60 yrs)||500 to 1000 mg|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||500 to 1000 mg|
|Pregnancy||250 to 500 mg|
|Lactation||250 to 500 mg|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||3 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant|
|When to Take: Before Food is best, but it can be used anytime as recommended.|
Caution & Side Effects
Giloy Sat (Amrita Satva or Guduchi Satva) is PROBABLY SAFE. There are no side effects observed in any patient using Giloy Satva.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Giloy Sat may be safe in Pregnancy and breastfeeding. In Indian medicine, it is used to women with high risk of miscarriage along with other remedies. In fact, Giloy Satva is an edible plant starch, which may not affect adversely in pregnant women. It may also be considered foodstuff.
There are no contraindications known for Giloy Satva.
There are no drug interactions known for Giloy Sat.