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Time has come to grow medicinal plants like Giloy in our kitchen garden

Pandemic has forced the communities across the globe to think on and on, after all it is a question of life. Virus (covid 19) has broken the boundaries of nations, race, cast, creed, religion and taken the people in its grip. Scientist community across the globe trying hard to develop vaccine to fight with this draconian virus.

When such a drastic situation come in your way where you live in a fear that the virus can take you in its grip any time and you have no vaccines available in your hospitals and health centers even the vaccines have not been developed so far then what would you do?

The answer of this question is that, you will try to take all the preventry measures to keep you fit healthy and save yourself from the impact of the virus.

We have been blessed by the nature which has created a lot of herbs which have medicinal values. The use of these herbs can boost our immunity and save our life. Giloy is one of such herbs-

Giloy plant is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages. Here are incredible benefits of giloy, from treating chronic fever to boosting digestion and immunity.


Boosts Immunity it is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep your cells healthy and get rid of diseases. Giloy helps remove toxins, purifies blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections. Giloy is used by experts in treating heart related conditions, and is also found useful in treating infertility.

Treats Chronic Fever Giloy helps get rid of recurrent fevers. Since Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature, it can reduce signs and symptoms of several life threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu and Malaria as well.


Improves Digestion Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues.

Tip: You can take half a gram of giloy powder with some amla regularly to maximize results, or with jaggery for treating constipation. Treats Diabetes Giloy acts as a hypoglycemic agent and helps treat diabetes (particularly Type 2 diabetes). Giloy juice helps reduce high levels of blood sugar and works wonders. Reduces Stress and Anxiety Giloy can be used as an adapt genic herb as well It helps reduce mental stress as well as anxiety. It helps get rid of toxins, boosts the memory, calms you down and makes for an excellent health tonic if combined with other herbs.

Fights Respiratory Problems Giloy is popularly known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and helps reduce respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold, tonsils”. Treats Arthritis Giloy contains anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several symptoms. For joint pain, the powder from giloy stem can be boiled with milk and consumed. It can be used along with ginger to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms Asthma causes chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. which makes it very difficult to treat such a condition. “Chewing on giloy root or drinking giloy juice helps asthma patients and is often recommended by experts”,

Improving Vision

In several parts of India, Giloy plant is applied to the eyes as it helps boost vision clarity. All you need to do, is boil Giloy powder in water, let it cool down and apply over the eyelids. Reduces Signs of Aging Giloy plant contains anti-aging properties that help reduce dark spots, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles. It gives you that flawless, glowing skin you've always wanted.

Whenever we go to buy or construct our house we never forget to spare some space to develop small garden, grow ornamental plants or develop kitchen garden. Now time has started alarming us to add useful herbal plants in our garden. These plants would have two purposes, one they would be part of vegetation and make your house green and good looking, two they would have medicinal value and in the time of need you would have all kind of preventry measures and first aid at your home.

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