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Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)                                                                                                                

7th October, 2021 ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

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Context:  Ministry of Ayush has recently noticed safety concerns on use of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) that were published in social media and in some scientific journals.

 

More about news:

  • This advisory confirm that Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is safe to use but some similar looking plants like Tinospora crispa may be harmful.

 

About Guduchi:

  • Guduchi is a popularly known herb, familiar as Giloy and is being used in therapeutics since long in AYUSH systems.
  • There are good number of studies published in peer reviewed indexed Journals to substantiate safety and efficacy of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia).
  • Its hepato-protective properties are also well established.
  • Guduchi is known for its immense therapeutic applications.

                                                  

https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1761086