Giloy is one of the many medicinal plants originating from Asia especially in Indonesia. Giloy stems are usually boiled and then the boiled water is used as medicine to overcome various health problems. Although it is very bitter but giloy has good benefits for your health.
Giloy commonly grown in home garden and many also grow wild in gardens and forests. This plant includes shrubs plant and live in hot area, its stems reach up to 2.5 meters. Giloy leaves include a single leaf that resembles a tapered heart with a display of about 7-12 cm and 5-10 cm wide. Giloy flowers are small and light green.
Giloy stems contain a number of active compounds that offer benefits to overcome various diseases. The compounds include pikroretin, tannin, saponin, kaempferol, triamine, kolumbin, starch, palmatin, tinokrisposid, barberin, tinosporin, phytosterol and ascitosterol.
Giloy anti diabetes
If untreated, diabetes can be life-threatening. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder caused by many factors. Diabetes is one of the most incurable diseases. The diabetes treatment is only controlling the effects, including reducing the risk of complications. To overcome this disease can be used antidiabetic herbs such as giloy.
How to make a giloy potion to treat diabetes? The way is quite simple. Prepare some giloy stems that have been cut into pieces, cat’s whiskers, and also green chiretta. After washing it clean, boil it by using about 3 glasses of water until the remaining about 1.5 glasses. After a cold boiled water, strain and drink as much as 2 times a day ½ cup only. You should routinely do it to get the most out. In addition to treating diabetes, giloy can also be formulated to treat various other diseases such as below.
What giloy is good for?
To relieve fever
Take 1 giloy rod, wash it thoroughly, then slice it into small pieces. Boil the slices together with 3 glasses of water and leave until the water is left half. Strain boiled water, add honey to taste and drink 2 times a day.
Prepare 1 giloy stem that has been washed clean. Cut into small pieces and then boil together with 3 glasses of water and wait until the water is left half. After that, strain water and add honey to taste. Drink this water 3 times a day.
Prepare 2 tablespoons of giloy stem that have been crushed, 2 tablespoon of neem leaves, 1 tablespoon of sulfur powder, and 12 tablespoon of coconut oil. Cooking the oil, then add giloy and neem leaf and stir. Then add the sulfur powder and stir again until everything is mixed. This topical medication can affix to the skin of the infected scabies. Apply in the morning after bathing and at night before bed.
Here are some of the benefits of giloy that you can try yourself at home. Giloy is famous for its bitter taste, but this plant has benefit to control diabetes.