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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Research

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Exploring the therapeutic potential: A comprehensive review of the medicinal applications of Tinospora cordifolia Miyers, Hook & Thoms in traditional and modern medicine

Author(s):

Dr. Anilkumar KK

Abstract:

Tinospora cordifolia, commonly known as Guduchi or Giloy, is a medicinal plant deeply rooted in traditional systems of medicine, particularly Ayurveda. This review aims to comprehensively explore and summarize the extensive medicinal uses of Tinospora cordifolia as documented in various sources, including traditional texts and contemporary scientific literature. The herb's immunomodulatory properties are a focal point of discussion, elucidating its role in fortifying the immune system and enhancing resistance against infections. Additionally, the adaptogenic nature of Tinospora cordifolia is explored, shedding light on its stress-relieving capabilities and its potential to restore overall physiological balance. The review delves into the anti-inflammatory effects of Tinospora cordifolia, highlighting its traditional applications in managing conditions characterized by inflammation, such as arthritis. The antioxidant content of the plant is also examined, emphasizing its role in mitigating oxidative stress and promoting cellular health. Traditional uses of Tinospora cordifolia for liver support and detoxification are discussed, drawing attention to its hepatoprotective qualities. The plant's efficacy in addressing respiratory issues, including asthma and bronchitis, is explored, providing insights into its potential applications in respiratory health. Furthermore, the review touches upon emerging scientific evidence suggesting hypoglycemic effects of Tinospora cordifolia, raising the possibility of its role in diabetes management. However, caution is emphasized, and the need for further research and clinical validation is underscored. In conclusion, this review presents a comprehensive overview of the medicinal uses of Tinospora cordifolia, amalgamating traditional wisdom with contemporary scientific findings. The herb's diverse therapeutic properties make it a subject of continued interest and exploration, warranting further research to unlock its full potential for holistic health and well-being.

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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anilkumar KK. Exploring the therapeutic potential: A comprehensive review of the medicinal applications of Tinospora cordifolia Miyers, Hook & Thoms in traditional and modern medicine. Int. J. Pharmacogn. Pharm. Res. 2021;3(1):34-38. DOI: 10.33545/26647168.2021.v3.i1a.57
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