Tinospora cordifolia is a common climbing shrub that grows on other trees. It's native to India. Its root, stems, and leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Tinospora cordifolia contains many different chemicals that might affect the body. Some of these chemicals might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Others might affect the immune system.

People use Tinospora cordifolia for hay fever, athletic performance, diabetes, high cholesterol, upset stomach, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse Tinospora cordifolia with Andrachne, Arnica, Cha de Bugre, Cordyceps, Sida cordifolia, or Spearmint. These are not the same.

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