Health benefits of Gulvel:
The phagocytic activity of macrophages, our body's first line of defence and an essential component of both innate (nonspecific) and adaptive (specific) immunity, is increased by Tinospora cordifolia, also known as Giloy or Gulvel. Additionally, it noticeably increases cytokine production, interleukin-6 (IL-6) up-regulation, and the antigen-specific recall response.
Tinospora cordifolia's capacity to scavenge free radicals is attributed to the presence of flavonoids and polyphenols. Gulvel is a source of nutraceuticals that reduce oxidative stress and aid in the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases, all of which have positive effects on one's health.
It lessens arthritis-related joint pain and inflammation by reducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines like IL-1, IL-17, and tumour necrosis factor-a.
The osteoblast development, differentiation of cells into osteoblastic lineage, and mineralization of bone matrix are all improved by the anti-osteoporotic Tinospora cordifolia or Gulvel.
Because it may scavenge free ROS and encourage liver regeneration, Gulvel is considered as a powerful hepatoprotective agent. Giloy also boosts glutathione (GSH) levels and helps the liver cleanse the body of toxic waste.
- Cardioprotective Agents
Through the inhibition of glucuronide and cholesterol Gulvel regulates lipid metabolism and, thanks to its antioxidant capabilities, guards the heart from infarction.
Significant neuroprotective activity is present in Gulvel, which regulates the brain's antioxidant enzyme system and maintains the dopaminergic neurons. Giloy also improves cognition (memory and learning) by boosting the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Giloy functions as a hypoglycemic agent by causing the pancreas to secrete more insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels. Gulvel also increases long-term cellular insulin sensitivity, which aids in effective diabetes management.
- Prevent respiratory diseases
Traditional medicine has favoured Gulvel to cure conditions like bronchitis and chronic cough. Due to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics, it calms the respiratory system's mucous membrane and is therefore particularly useful in treating respiratory conditions like tonsils, cough, and colds.
Gulvel is a powerful anti-aging herb. Rich in flavonoids, it promotes the formation of new cells and prevents cell deterioration. In order to lessen the telltale signs of ageing, it also nourishes the skin and boosts collagen formation.