Clinical Evaluation of Tinospora Cordifolia (Gilloy) Extract in Patients with Covid-19: An Add on Study in 60 Patients
Kulshrestha Himani ; Mishra Ankita2 ; Asthana Shobhit3 ;Singh Akhand Pratap4
1, 2,4, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow, India
3, School of Engineering and applied sciences, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India
*Corresponding author: Kulshrestha Himani, Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 is an epidemic disease and is considered as the major cause of mortality across globe in past 2 years. Covid-19 is originated from China and spread all over the globe.After being experimented with many medicines for covid-19 including vaccination nothing is proved to be permanent cure for this virus, another new variant is now in the air. Now it’s time to back to the root of Indian medicine that is ayurveda. We experimented on Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy). Leaves and roots of giloy is experimented on 60 patients to cure the symptoms caused by corona virus. Addition of Tinospora Cordifolia leaves or root extract in the diet may reduce body pain, fever, loss of smell and other physical characteristics in covid patients.It included the oral administration of giloy leaves or root extract half an -hour before taking meal.We have divided 60 patients in two groups: one group of patients received giloy leaves extract and the other group received giloy root extract. The subjects were assed biochemically for 14 days.As a result, giloy root extract treated group showed significantly (p< 0.01) more decrease in body pain, fever and other physical characteristics rather than the other group treated with giloy leaves extract. This giloy preparation founded to be safe in the patients suffering from any other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, asthma or other respiratory problems along with covid infection. As giloy has an immunomodulatory power it can help in fighting any common respiratory issue such as cold and cough, it can also provide relief to asthmatic patient.
Keywords: Tinospora, Covid-19, Ayurvedic herb, immunomodulator, Antioxidant