When it comes to Ayurvedic medicine for fever, Giloy (Indian Tinospora) is an essential ingredient. Let us learn a simple Giloy Ayurveda home remedy for chronic fever and anorexia (lack of interest in food).
What you need?
Giloy – Guduchi 25 grams – coarse / fine powder
Water – 400 ml
Long pepper – Pippali – 2 – 3 pinches – fine powder
Honey – 1 – 2 teaspoons
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Method of preparation
First step – preparation of Guduchi Kashaya
25 grams of Giloy is added with 400 ml of water, boiled and reduced to 100 ml.
1 ounce of Tinospora is added with 16 ounces of water, boiled and reduced to 4 ounces.
The boiling should be done over mild fire, in an open vessel, with continuous stirring.
Second step –
To the freshly prepared Tinospora kashaya, 2 – 3 pinches of long pepper are added and stirred well.
How to take?
20 – 30 ml of this Kashaya is taken along with one teaspoon of honey, once or twice a day, 10 minutes before food.
The dose can be even little higher based on strength of the disease and patient.
How long to take?
It can be taken for 3 – 4 weeks, based on doctor’s advice.
Useful in fever, chronic fever and associated indigestion and anorexia.
Mode of action
How does it work?
Tinospora is a known antipyretic herb of Ayurveda. It is widely used in many Ayurvedic medicines for fever. It also boosts immunity. It has antiviral and antibacterial action. Read more about Guduchi.
Long pepper is again very useful against fever. It boosts liver and spleen function. It is an excellent anti inflammatory spice.
Honey acts as a vehicle, besides bringing about anti bacterial and anti inflammatory actions.
Any side effects?
In a very few people it may cause slight burning sensation.
It is safe in children and lactating mothers. Better to avoid or seek doctor’s advice during pregnancy.