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Guduchi Tinospora cordifolia

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Guduchi is a herbaceous vine native to tropical areas of India, Burma and Sri Lanka.

The vine roots itself in the ground and reaches up into the canopy, trailing its so-called ‘adventitious’ roots back down to the ground.

In cross section, the vine looks like a wheel giving it its alternate name ‘chakralakshana’ or ‘sign of the wheel’.

In Sanskrit this innocuous looking dried aerial root is known as the ‘nectar of immortality’.

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