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Heart-leaved moonseed

Botanical Name Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers. ex Hook.f. and Thoms.
Common NameHeart-leaved moonseed, Giloy (Hindi), Vanji / Seendhil kodi (Tamil), Guduchi / Amrita (Sanskrit)

Distribution

Throughout India

Religious association

The tree is associated with Lord Shiva. The Sanskrit name – Amrita, is one of the thousand and eight names of the Lord.

Uses

The stem is used to treat fever, skin diseases, jaundice and venereal diseases. An infusion of the stem is used as a blood purifier.

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