Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 177–179 | Cite as

Characterization of Chemical Constituents of Tinospora cordifolia

  • Arun Kakkar
  • D. R. Verma
  • Sanjay Suryavanshi
  • Pradeep Dubey

Tinospora cordifolia of the family Menispermaceae, known as Amrita Guduchi (Sanskrit), is widely used in folk Ayurvedic medicine and by Rasayanas to improve the immune system and body resistance against infections. Amrita is a constituent of several preparations like Amritarishtam, Dhanvantaramtailam, Cheriya rasnadi kashayam, and Valia marmagulika. However, practitioners consider Tinospora cordifolia as a genuine source for Amrita [1,2].

The term, Amrita meaning divine nectar, is attributed to this drug in recognition of its capacity to impart youthfulness, vitality, and longevity to the consumer. The drug consists of dried stem with bark intact. It is widely used in general as a tonic, anticancer, antiulcer, antipyretic, antihepatitis, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, antineoplastic, cardiotonic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antiarthritic, and analgesic, and it has diuretic properties [3].

Tinospora cordifoliais a large, glabrous, deciduous climbing...


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We thank the Chem. Dept. Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur for providing lab facilities and grants, Vinod Mishra, junior research scholar, TFRI Jabalpur M.P. for spectroscopic analysis, and Pradeep Pandey for typing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Kakkar
    • 1
  • D. R. Verma
    • 1
  • Sanjay Suryavanshi
    • 1
  • Pradeep Dubey
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Product Lab, Chemistry DepartmentGovt. Model Science CollegeJabalpurIndia

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