July 24, 2016

Tinospora Cordifolia

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What other names is Tinospora Cordifolia known by?

Ambervel, Amrita, Gilo, Giloe, Giloya, Glunchanb, Guduchi, Gulancha Tinospora, Gulvel, Gurcha, Heart-Leaved Moonseed, Heavenly Elixir, Indian Tinospora, Jetwatika, Moonseed, T. Cordifolia, TC, TCRE, TCRET, Tinospora, Tinospora Indien, Tinosporia Cordifolus.

What is Tinospora Cordifolia?

Tinospora cordifolia is a shrub that is native to India. Its root, stems, and leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Tinospora cordifolia is used for diabetes, high cholesterol, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), upset stomach, gout, lymphoma and other cancers, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), fever, gonorrhea, syphilis, and to boost the immune system.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Allergies (hay fever). A particular extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Tinofend, Verdure Sciences) seems to significantly decrease sneezing and nasal itching, discharge, and stuffy nose after about 2 months of treatment.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diabetes.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Gout.
  • Cancer, including lymphoma.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Liver disease.
  • Stomach ulcer.
  • Fever.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Syphilis.
  • To counteract a suppressed immune system.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Tinospora cordifolia for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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