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Product details : BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA

  • ROOT, SEED, PANCHAANG

Botanical Name(s)

Family

Popular Names

BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA

NYCTAGINACEA

Bhauma, Kathilah, Kathilla, Kathillak, Kathillaka, Kathillakah, Katillah, Krishnakhya, Krura, Lohita, Mahavarsabhu, Mandalpatrika, Nava, Beshakapore, Gadahpurna, Gadhaparna, Sant, Thikri, Ppunarnava, Santhi, Punarnava, Spreading hog-weed,Pigweed, Mukkurattai, Mukaratte, Mukkarattai-kirai, Mukurattai, Mookirathai saranai, Caranai, Caranai ver, Mukkirattai, Mukkuranti.


Part used and uses

Whole plant -- Diarrhoea; Heart disease; Carminative; Expectorant; Haemorrhoid; Cough; Inflammations; Oedema; Antidote for poisons; Gynaecological disease. Root powder -- Asthma; Unproductive cough; To allay thirst; Ascites; Intermittent fever; Gynaecological disease; Ringworm; Antidote for scorpion venom. Leaf -- Dysuria. -- KS-TMN
Fresh or dried leaves. Used as possess very good diuretic properties and is used in cases of oedema and ascites i.e. those due to early cirrhosis and chronic peritonitis -- UHM

Medicinal Uses
According to Ayurveda, Punarnava is bitter, cooling, astringent to bowels, useful in biliousness, blood impurities, leucorrhoea, anaemia, inflammations, heart diseases, asthma, alternatives etc. The leaves are useful in dyspepsia, tumours, spleen enlargement, abdominal pains. According to Unani system of medicine, the leaves are appetizer, alexiteric, useful in opthalmia, in joint pains. Seeds are tonic expectorant, carminative, useful in lumbago, scabies. The seeds are considered as promising blood purifier

Uses
In Arthritis
It helps to reduce inflammation and pain in joints .

In Indigestion
Punarnava acts as a carminative, increases appetite, digests ama and reduces abdominal pain. It also relieves constipation.

In cough
It helps to reduce productive cough and asthma

Impotence
Seeds of this plant are used in Vajikarana Preparations. It increases hard erections and quality and quantity of semen. It rejuvenates male reproductive system.

In Skin Diseases
It is very useful in skin diseases like scabies. It is considered as an excellent natural remedy for guinea worms

In Anaemia
This plant combined with other herbal ingredients help in treating anemia

In Renal diseases
It acts as a diuretic and is used in ayurvedic preparations for renal calculi (kidney stone), Cystis and nephritis.

In liver disorders
Punarnava is widely used to rejuvenate liver and detoxify it. It helps in jaundice or hepatitis. It is employed in Brazilian herbal medicine to stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder and for all types of liver disorders.