India is endowed with innumerable medicinal plants. Among these, ‘Amrutha balli’ tops the list being the most used premier medicinal herb. It is a miraculous ancient herb with amazing medicinal values and health benefits. The name ‘Amrita,’ which literally translates to ‘the root of immortality’ or ‘nectar’ lends its name to the plant. Native to India, it is considered to be a divine herb used in Indian medicine for ages. The climber plant is more familiar in Ayurveda as “Guduchi” or “Giloy” & several drugs are manufactured by Indian ayurvedic companies under different brands, the latest being the BGR-34, a premier Ayurvedic drug by CSIR (Government of India) for treatment of diabetes, also contains ‘Giloy’ ! The climber growing over walls, hedges and trees is a familiar sight in Mysuru city and found in most of the backyards of the houses.