Role of Tinospora cordifolia in metabolic health disorders: An updated review

  • Pritika Devi MD (AYURVEDA)


The use of various herbal drugs in India has been widely developed in recent years. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) belonging to family Menispermaceae has a tremendous amount of bioactive principles in exploring nutraceuticals from natural source. T. cordifolia is considered as an important herbal drug of traditional system of Indian Medicines. The herb is also well known for its therapeutic efficacy in treatment of various diseases viz. dyspepsia, diabetes, fever, urinary problems, jaundice, chronic diarrhoea, cardiac disease, dysentry, helmenthiasis, skin diseases, leprosy, thyroidand various metabolic diseases. Present review highlights the antidiabetic, hypolipidemic activity of Guduchi and their validation through existing literature, experimental studies. The plant is reported to have various alkaloids, glycosides, steroids and terpenoids. The current study is undertaken to explore and review its role on metabolic disorders.

Keywords: Tinospora cordifolia, Guduchi, metabolic disorder, antidiabetic, hypolididemic


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Devi, P. “Role of Tinospora Cordifolia in Metabolic Health Disorders: An Updated Review”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 6, no. 1, Mar. 2021, pp. 15-23, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v6i1.91.
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