Botanical Name: Tinospora Cordifolia
Chittamrithu (Tinospora cordifolia) is a climber with fleshy stem, aerial roots and heart shaped leaves.
The stems are rather succulent with long fleshy aerial roots from the branches. The bark is grey-brown.
Chittamrith produces tiny yellow flowers after the leaves are shed in summer.
Chittamruth is one of the most versatile rejuvenative herbs.
Stems and roots are used in the preparation of several decoction medicines and Ayurvedic jams known as rasayana which is very helpful in building up the immune system.
It has different properties such as antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory.
It is used in the treatment of different kinds of fevers and diseases affecting urinary track.
It is reported that 10 ml of medicine prepared by adding Chittamruth stem extract and Gooseberry (Nellikka) extract along with turmeric powder in empty stomach is effective in diabetes.