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. 

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

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Guduchi Sattva dosage: 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.

Guduchi Satva 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.

Guduchi Satvaingredients, how to make:
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia – 10 g
water – 210 ml

The drug part is identified with starch material has to be collected.cut into smaller pieces of 2 to 3 inch lengthand remove outer husk if required. Crush the drug and soak in enough quantity ofbwater for about 6 to 8 hours in a stanles steel vessel.

Later the mixture has to be macerated rigourouly to ease release of starchy material into the liquid. Then the fibrous and woody  parts are removed from the vessel and the liquid is placed undisturbed to allow the starchy particles to sette 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 polythene covers or airtight glass containers. The resultant white powder and only 5% of the drug used I obtained as end product.

Expiry date: 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

Original Sanskrit verse of Amrit Satva – 
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 |

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  1. Khalid Hamza says:

    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?

    • Near to white colour is better.
      Best way to consume is to mix along with ghee or honey, roll into a pill form along with honey or ghee and swallow with warm water.

      • Is this same as giloy satva? Can this be given to 7 yr old kid? What shld be the dosage and how to take it? It is just like fine white powder…

        • Guduchi Satva and Giloy Satva are one and the same. It appears like white powder. It can be given to a 7 year old. The dose is 250 mg, once or twice a day, based on your doctor’s prescription.

  2. shobhana R says:

    Can guduchi b given to kids

  3. 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.

  4. Samresh Kumar says:


    Can I use satva to cure the jaundice?
    I am taking 1g twice a day with honey, is it beneficial to cure my jaundice.

    Please guide.

  5. ranjana athalye says:

    pl tell me how much satva should be taken by using spoon

    • 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.

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