Tinospora cordifolia - Giloy

SKU: MYBG-HERB-TINO-GILO
filler
Rs.250
Pot Size: 5"

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Sun

With Pots

Yes

Genus

Tinospora

Use

Balcony,Medicinal

Product Description

Madhunashini is a climbing plant, producing stems up to 3 metres long. The leaves are green; the stems are hairy and light brown. It is a well-known Ayurvedic herb with a very good reputation in the treatment of diabetes. It is used particularly to reduce sugar levels in the blood and urine and is also used as a green vegetable.

Guduchi

Family

Menispermaceae

Origin

India

Description

Tinospora cordifolia or Giloy is an evergreen herbaceous perennial , extensively-spreading, climbing shrub. Giloy can be seen growing widely on the big trees sometimes thickly covering the entire canopy and hanging from all over the tree. It has a soft stem and heart shaped leaves. It is also called Heartleaf Moon. It is a multipurpose herb used widely in many Ayurvedic preparations. 

Flowers are greenish yellow, unisexual, minute, and less than 2 mm in size. Male flowers are grouped in axillary racemes, while female flowers are solitary. Flowering occurs in May–June, while fruiting is witnessed in September–October. Fruit is an ovoid and succulent drupe, lustrous, red in colour, and of the size of a large pea, having a single seed. 

Recently, the plant is of great interest to researchers across the globe because of its reported medicinal properties like anti-diabetic, anti-periodic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, anti-stress, anti-leprotic, anti-malarial, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory and anti-neoplastic activities.

Environment

The plant is very hardy and it can be grown in subtropical and tropical climate. grows in subtropical and tropical climate. Light medium sandy loam soil rich in organic matter, and with adequate drainage, is suitable for its cultivation. It does not tolerate high rainfall or waterlogged conditions.

The plant requires support to grow, which can be provided by raising wooden stakes or trellis . Being a large twiner, it needs a host to twine and covers the host in a very short period. If the stem cuttings with aerial roots are thrown over trees, they start growing and strike roots in the ground. Neem and Mango trees are most suitable host . Such plants are supposed to possess better medicinal values. 

Landscape Uses

Ideal & a very useful herb to be grown in the garden.


Although each type of herb has its own growing requirements, most herbs are unfussy plants. They prefer full sun and prosper in good, moderately fertile soil. And most require that the soil be well-drained.

Water the plants everyday and keep the soil moist. Make sure excess water is drained out. Trim the plants in the summers to keep them in good shape. You can keep the herbs on a kitchen windowsill provided you are getting good sunlight there.

Potted herb plants are sensitive to sun and naturally grow towards the source of sunlight. They might start to lean after some time so make sure to rotate the pot in different direction.

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