Guduchi is a large, climbing shrub. Traditionally, if Guduchi climbs up a Neem tree, another bitter tree, it is considered to be more potent and highly sought after as it takes on the properties of the Neem tree as well. One of the defining characteristics of the plant is its green heart shaped leaves. Guduchi is highly valued in Ayurveda for its detoxifying, rejuvenating, immune-supporting, and anti-ama properties. Ama, you may remember, is the indigenous toxin produced out of faulty digestion. It is now being studied by researchers for cold and flu prevention, immune support, skin disorders, arthritis, liver disorders, gout and other rheumatic disorders.