Giloy Sat (Guduchi or Amrita Satva)

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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.

Medicinal Properties

Giloy Sat (Amrita or Guduchi Satva) has following healing properties.

Primary Actions

  • Detox (eliminates AMA)
  • Mild Antipyretic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
  • Anti-gout
  • Immunomodulator
  • Blood purifier
  • Antioxidant
  • Carminative

Secondary Actions

  • Antacid
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Mild anti-hypertensive
  • Demulcent
  • Mild laxative
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Hypo-glycemic
  • Adaptogenic
  • Anticancer
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Antipruritics

Therapeutic Indications

Giloy Sat (Amrita or Guduchi Satva) is helpful in following health conditions.

General

  • Fever
  • Burning sensation in fever
  • Low immunity
  • Diabetes

Brain & Nerves

Heart & Blood

  • Tachycardia
  • Heart Palpitation

Digestive Health

  • Acidity & Gastritis
  • Peptic or duodenal Ulcer (with licorice 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.

Low immunity

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.

Diabetes

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 SymptomsGiloy Sat Adjuvants
Excessive thirstAmla (Indian Gooseberry) and Mustak (nut grass) or Vetiver (Ushir or Vetiveria zizanioides)
Frequent urinationChandraprabha vati or Shilajit
Tiredness or lack of interestAshwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Frequent urinary tract infectionsJasad Bhasma (Zinc Supplement)
Tingling sensation in feet or Burning feetGandhak Rasyan
Numbness in hands or feetTurmeric (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
Pregnancy250 to 500 mg
Lactation250 to 500 mg
Maximum Possible Dosage3 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.

Contraindications

There are no contraindications known for Giloy Satva.

Drug Interactions

There are no drug interactions known for Giloy Sat.

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7 Comments

  1. B.S.MARTOLIA says

    I really like the knowledge provided and it helped me a lot.

  2. Mocha says

    What’s remedy for Improving Sperm Morphology and count in Ayurveda?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      There are severe ayurvedic remedies that can help to improve sperm morphology. Even Giloy Sat can also help. For this, you should consult a local ayurvedic physician. We will add an article on this topic soon on our website.

  3. Sanjev says

    Hello Dr, Can we give giloy juice to 10 day old baby? It’s a low weight baby (2KG) and born in 34 weeks, it had 100000 Platelets when it born, but after keeping under neonatal care it went down to 40000, now it around 50k, Pl suggest.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Giloy can be given to infants, but you should fresh giloy juice instead of packed one and should be given under the direct supervision of an ayurvedic physician.

  4. Sanjev says

    Thanks a lot DR, Your reply means a lot for me, just one more clarification; is it extraction of Giloy stem or boiled stem juice? I have a Giloy plant in my backyard. Let me know how to prepare it for babies.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It should be an extraction of giloy stem. Always prepare it fresh under hygienic conditions.
      5 to 10 drops should be sufficient dosage.

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