Guduchi Satva – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Guduchi Satva is an herbal powder, used in Ayurvedic treatment of burning sensation of feet, bleeding diseases etc. It is prepared from stem of a well known plant called Indian Tinospora. It is also known as Giloy Sat, Amrita Satva and Giloy Satwa. 


It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of burning sensation in feet, nasal bleeding, bleeding per rectum, menorrhagia, Pthisis, emaciation etc. It boosts immunity.

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Giloy Sat corrects liver functions.
It is useful in the treatment of fever, gout, acidity, gastritis, mouth ulcer, excessive thirst.
It is a good immuno-modulator.


Guduchi Satwa as catalyst in combination with other medicines –
It is often mixed with other medicines and used in combination. Being a immune modulator, and being Guduchi Satva helps to treat the disease better.

For example,
In case of Fever, Sudarshana Churna – 5 grams is mixed with 500 mg of Guduchi Satva and administered, once or twice a day, as advised by doctor.
In case of high Pitta, Giloy Satva is also administered along with Amalki Rasayana.
In case of cough, Talisadi Churna – 5 grams  is mixed with 500 mg of Guduchi Satva and administered.
In diabetes, 3-5 grams of  Nishamalaki churna is mixed with 500 mg of Guduchi Satva and administered.
In case of neuropathy associated with burning sensation and tingling sensation, 1 gram of Gandhakarasayanam is mixed with 500 mg of Guduchi Satva and administered.

Giloy Sat - Guduchi Satwa

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.


 500 mg to 1 g once or twice a day, or before or after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to use?
It can be used for a long period of time.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side Effects

People with diabetes should check their blood sugar levels regularly while using this medicine.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.


Giloy Satva ingredients, how to make:
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia –  50 grams
water – 200 ml

Giloy stems are collected. They are cut into small pieces of 2 to 3 inch length and outer husk is removed, if required. The drug is crushed and soaked in 4 – 6 times of water. The small crushed pieces of Giloy is macerated well in the water with hands. This helps to release the starchy material of Guduchi into the water.

Then the fibrous and woody  parts are removed from the vessel and the liquid is placed undisturbed to allow the starchy particles to settle down at the bottom.

The stable water above is carefully decanted out without disturbing the starch sediment. The starch sediment is washed with little quantity of water , dried in shade completely and collected.

It is stored in moist proof air-tight glass containers. The resultant white powder is around5% of the original quantity of the herb.

Guduchi Satva – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Expiry date and Reference

Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it within a month.

Reference: Yogaratnakara Rajayakshma Chikitsa 1/11

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

गुडूचीं खण्डश: कृत्वा कुट्टयित्वा सुमर्दयेत् ।
वस्त्रेण विधृतं तोयं स्रावयेत्तच्छनै: शनै: ॥
शुद्धशङ्खनिभं चूर्णमेतै: सम्मिश्रयेद्भिषक् ।

guḍūcīṃ khaṇḍaśa: kṛtvā kuṭṭayitvā sumardayet |
vastreṇa vidhṛtaṃ toyaṃ srāvayettacchanai: śanai: ||
śuddhaśaṅkhanibhaṃ cūrṇametai: sammiśrayedbhiṣak |

29 thoughts on “Guduchi Satva – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Which color out of grey and white is better or more effective? I buy from my Ayurvedic shop which sometimes has white powder and sometimes grey.
    What is the best way to consume it?

  2. I have guduchi growing in my garden. Till now I have used only the leaves , one or two to chew, how do I make the best use of the plant?

    • guduchi as a whole is best useful from its leaf, stem to root. guduchi satva contains all panchangas of it. but in house hold if you want to use it, it is better to take leaves and make juice of it by crushing and consume, once the plant gets dry you can make powder of the stem and root and can be used for preparing kashayas.

    • It is very difficult to measure 500 mg in a spoon. It is roughly 1/8th of a teaspoon. Usually this is mixed with other Ayurvedic powders such as Talisadi churna, Sudarshana churna for easy dose fixing and to target the disease better.

    • Madam, Guduchi has showed the efficacy in treating diabetes mellitus by lowering blood glucose levels concluding that guduchi extract has hypoglycaemic effect. So advised to check thier blood sugar levels regularly so as to avoid any untoward symptoms.

  3. Dr.hebbar ji..I have been advised to take..Amalaki rasayan 100g. .giloy sat 30 g..turmeric powder 10g. .mix all together and have it 1tbs after break fast with plain water and at bed time with warm water. How long I can take the above mixer ..and what are the benefits. .Thank you..

  4. Dear Doctor,

    I’m from the Middle East and Ayurvedic medicine sounds new and interesting to me. I’ve been going through a lot of stress in my life and I developed “intestinal permeability or leaky gut” that causes v ray itchy and scaly skin rashes. I’ve ordered ashwaghanda and gudduchi from India a few weeks ago. They helped a lot but my condition is still there. What do you recommend that I should take?

    Thanks so much,


  5. Hello dr,
    Between guduchi and guduchi sat , which is better for regular consumption for general immunity enhancement and what’s the dosage ?

  6. I have anemia. I got stem of giloy from a friend’s house. how to use the stem to treat anemia and my mothers rheumatic arthritis.

  7. Thanks for this post. We have the creeper growing in our home. How do i use its leaves to boost immunity against Covid 19 ? ( I do not want to cut the stem ).
    Thanks in advanc

  8. We have 35 years old guduchi satva stored in an airtight container..It is white in color. Is it still useful or is of no use.
    Kindly guide me


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