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According to The Ramayana, one of India's great epic stories, guduchi became a plant on earth when Lord Indra sprinkled amrit (nectar of immortality) from heaven. After the war with Ravana, Rama prayed to Indra that he bring back to life all the monkeys and bears that had fought and died in Rama's army.
Indra granted this wish and sprinkled the nectar from heaven. Wherever a drop landed on a dead monkey or bear, it came back to life. Wherever it landed on the earth, it became a guduchi plant.
The healing properties of guduchi are nearly endless. It is the best rasayana (rejuvenative) known in Ayurveda. It is the only plant that can bind both amavisha (internal toxins) and garavisha (external toxins) and reestablish the intelligence of the body wherever the toxins had been sitting.
Guduchi is full of soma (nature's cooling, nurturing vibration) and helps to rebuild the dhatus (tissues) if they become low. Guduchi helps to clean the flame of the heart (vakshagni) so that it can handle any emotional challenges that may come its way.
It also helps to clean the liver without heating it. In fact, guduchi is able to detoxify the tissues all the way to shukra dhatu (the last tissue in the chain of transformation, and the most subtle tissue in the body, the reproductive tissue).
You can learn in detail about these and many other properties of guduchi in a downloadable lecture by Vaidya Mishra. In this 31 minute talk, Vaidya translates word for word from the Sanskrit text Bhava Prakash about guduchi.
You can put this and many other herb lectures on your iPod for just 99¢ here: Guduchi - Learn About The Most Divine Herb in Ayurveda. The audio file comes with an accompanying PDF with the text Vaidya Mishra is translating so you can follow along.
You have to be careful when using guduchi. It is a powerful herb that can easily cause a detox crisis if it is not used with care. This is especially true when using the tablets sold on this page.
If diet is not proper and if there is no preparation of the channels before using it, it can at best be ineffective and at worst do more harm than good. The body must be properly prepared to handle the detoxifying property of guduchi.
There seems to be no relief for the modern liver. The sheer amount of toxins that the body has to deal with—generated both internally (emotional and digestive toxins) and externally (chemicals and EMF) is staggering.
When a detoxifying herb like guduchi is given to someone with an overload of toxins in the liver, or an overload of toxins in other deep tissues of the body, it can draw them out very quickly. The old toxins begin to come out of the liver and the deep tissues, and it may be too much for the body to eliminate.
There must not be any constipation in the body, which would prevent the toxins from getting out when they reach the colon. The channels in the body should be alkaline so that they can buffer the acidic toxins coming out.
Also, the digestion must be strong enough to fully digest the crude herb found in these tablets. And the liver must be clean enough to metabolize the herb without killing the vibrational energy of the herb.
Always use this herb under the direct supervision of a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda practitioner. Your practitioner may recommend the Guduchi Herbal Memory Nectar formulation because it is a safer way to deliver the properties of guduchi when the liver is full of toxins.
Guduchi (tinospora cordifolia)
60 tablets - 500 mg each
Take as directed by your Shaka Vansya Ayurveda practitioner.
Use under the guidance of a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda practitioner. As with all herbs, please consult with your physician before using.
The Following Products Contain Guduchi as an Ingredient
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