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Family: Menispermaceae
Genus: Tinospora
Botanical name: Tinospora cordifolia Miers
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Guduchi, Amritavalli, Chinnaruha
English: Gulancha Tinospora
Hindi: Giloy
Malayalam: Chittamritu, Amrit
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
The sputum formed in the throat due to the bite of krait is treated using Gulancha tinospora. Gulancha Tinospora is a large climber with succulent, corky, grooved stems with the branches sending down slender pendulous fleshy roots. The plant belongs to the family Menispermaceae.The leaves are membranous,7-9 nerved,5-12 cm. long, rounded or cordite which is heart-shaped. Male flowers are clustered in the axils and the yellow female flowers are usually solitary. The fruits are pea-sized and red in colour when ripe.
Tinospora cordifolia miers
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