Guduchi / Giloy – UPSC Prelims

Guduchi / Giloy:
  • Guduchi is a climbing shrub that grows on other trees.
  • The plant is native to India but also found in China and tropical areas of Australia and Africa.
  • People have long used it to treat a wide range of issues, including fever, infections, diarrhoea, and diabetes.
  • It’s use as antioxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective, cardiovascular protective, neuroprotective, osteoprotective, radioprotective, anti-anxiety, adaptogenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anti-diarrheal, anti-ulcer, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer have been well established.
  • It is a popularly known herb for its immense therapeutic applications in traditional systems of medicine and has been used in the management of Covid-19.
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