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Scientific Name: Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook.f. & Thomson
Collector: G.V. Subbarao
Uses: Stem has many Ayurvedic preparations useful in general debility, urinary diseases, dyspepsia, fever. Dry twigs with intact bark constitutes the drug. Bitter drug show antispasmodic. antipyretic, anti-inflammatory properties. The drug have one-fifth of the analgesic effect of sodium salicylate. A kind of starch called Giloe-ka-sat, prepared from aqueous extract of dry stems, is used as a tonic. Experiments conducted on rabbits indicate that aqueous and