COMPOSITION: Each capsule contains powder and Decoctions of Boerhaavia diffusa 450 mg
INDICATION: Stimulates diuresis and maintains normal urine output ,helps to improves the kidney functions in kidney failure cases , helps to derease & controll high blood pressure
Mainly, the roots and the whole plant is used for the medicinal purpose, externally punarnava is used for fomentation to alleviate the pain and swelling. The fresh juice of its roots instilled into eyes, mitigates the ailments of the eyes like night blindness and conjunctivitis. The paste applied on the wounds, dries up the oozing.
Internally, punarnava is beneficial to treat a wide range of diseases. Punarnava is the most commonly used and the best herb to alleviate swelling, due to its potent diuretic property. It boosts up the filteration, rejuvenates the renal functions and takes out the excessive fluids and kleda by augmenting the urinary output. This action of punarnava helps in number of maladies wherein flushing of the kidneys is desired to reduce the excessive body fluids, like anasarca (general body swelling), ascites, congestive cardiac conditions, anaemia, swollen joints in rheumatic disorders etc. Punarnava works well in combination with guduci, haritaki, devadara and guggulu, the mixture of these powders given with cow’s urine, alleviates anasarca , ascites, anaemia, worm infestation and diabetes.
The sesame oil, medicated with punarnava is very useful as an adjunct to oleating enemas in the treatment of ascites of vata type and flatulence. In large doses, punarnava acts as a purgative. The herbs like bala, satavari and asvagandha rejuvenate the body by their anabolic properties, whereas punarnava cleanses the body by flushing dosas and mala from the dhatus in the body and reopen the channels and properly nourish them, thus impart an excellent rejuvenative action. In small doses, it augments the appetite and works well as a mild laxative. Anemia of kapha type, is effectively treated by punarnava ghrla(ghee). The breathlessness of cardiac origin (cardiac asthma) is effectively curbed with its popular formulation punarnavasava . In anemia, punarnava mandura is very salutary to increase the HB% and to alleviate edema, dyspnoea and cough. Punarnava effectively reduces fever, especially in malaria. The decoction of rasna, sunthi and punarnava is the best panacea for rheumatic swollen joints, as rasna alleviates the pain and vata, sunthi destroys ama and punarnava reduces the swelling. In dysuria, the plant helps by increasing the amount of urine. It also helps well in intoxication due to serpant and rat bites. Punarnava is also beneficial as a general tonic in debility.