This extract is derived form the roots . Tinospora cordifolia is referred to as ‘Amrita’. The term ‘Amrita’ is attributed to this drug in recognition of its ability to impart youthfulness, vitality and longevity to its patron. It therefore figures as one of an important ‘Rasayana’ drug in the Vedic scriptures. In modern medicine it is well known for its adaptogenic and immunomodulatory activities. This plant is widely used in traditional system of medicine to treat jaundice, rheumatism, urinary diseases, intermittent fever and eye aliments.The antistress or anxiolytic activity of Tinospora cordifolia is well documented by researchers and clinically tested. The alocoholic extract of Tinospora cordifolia exhibited significant antistress activity. The aqueous, alcoholic, and chloroform extracts of the leaves of Tinospora cordifolia exerted a significant hypoglycemic effect, that the extracts of the leaves of Tinospora cordifolia have an insulin-like action.
The extract is approved by Ayush, Government of India as one of the herbs used widely in many formulation.