Hindi: Amritá, Giloy
Latin: Tinosporia cordifolia Miers; (Menisper mum cordifolium, Cocculuc cordifolia, E. Tinospora) Part Used: Roots, stems
Habitat: Himalayas, throughout Madras Presidency districts
Energetics: Bitter, sweet-hot-sweet VPK= Systems: Circulatory, digestive
Action: Alterative, antiperiodic, bitter tonic, di- uretic, febrifuge
Uses: One of the few tridoähic immune-boost- ing herbs (with £hilájit). AIDS, Pitta diseases, blood purifier, fever and convalescence from fe- vers, jaundice, digestion, gout, chronic rheuma- tism, constipation, hemorrhoids, dysentery, Kapha jaundice, skin disease, chronic malarial fevers, tu- berculosis, cancer (strengthens persons before and after chemotherapy).
Spiritual Uses: Produces ojas
Preparation: Extract, powder, for serious illnesses like cancer, use one or more ounces daily