Medicinal Properties & Uses Of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa/ Hogweed)

       We all have seen the viruses, malwares always affecting our systems in such a way that we are bound to use some antiviruses in our PCs. Almost in the same way our own internal organs sometimes suffers from major defects. Thanks to the God that he also installed several herbs that can work as a backup and can restore our lost or damaged tissues. Punarnava is also a same breed of herb. It having multiple benefits and plays a great rule in some major health issues. So let us check out.  
Scientific Name 
Ø Boerhavia diffusa
Interesting Facts
Ø Punarnava, which literally means ‘bring back to life’ or ‘re-newer’.
Ø The leaves are used as a vegetable.
Ø A creeper grows wildly but you can cultivate it.
Ø In India it is use as vegetables and often consumed as ‘SHAK’.
Ø The shoot and root contains 14/15 numbers of amino acid of which 6/7 are very essential amino acid.
Medicinal Properties & Uses
Ø  It is a very good tonic for the renal tissues. It helps in recovering from renal tissue damage and thus helps in restoring a healthy renal profile.
Ø  It is very good for patients suffering from diabetes (As in diabetes patients always grows a chances to develop renal function impairment)
Ø  It corrects our digestive system
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa relaxes blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa is beneficial in asthma,
Ø  Use full in burning micturition
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa is a drug of choice for many doctors in urinary tract infection.
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa is beneficial in treating obesity.
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa having very potent antimicrobial effect.
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa haviung  anti-inflammatory action and widely used in ayurveda for that purpose.  and antispasmodic properties
Ø  In rheumatism to reduce pain and swelling Boerhavia diffusa plays a great rule.
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa used in the treatment of  leucorrhoea,
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa shows good response in the cases of encephalitis
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa increase serum protein level and reduce urinary protein extraction and thus helps in nephrotic syndrome
Ø  UTI in pregnancy is a very complicated case and where Boerhavia diffusa is safe drug of choice.
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa  is very effective in treating the cases of dropsy,
Ø  Punarnava works as a diuretic and can be given to the renal hypertensive patients.
Ø  Good for patients suffering from cardiac asthma
Ø  Boerhavia diffusa contains many essential amino acids so it is a very good nutritional option for common people and due to that it can be used  as a very good tonic as well in general debilities cases.
Ø Cap. Punarnava (Himalaya)
Ø Syp. Green Punarnava
Ø Syp. Punarnavarista (Classical and Compound Preparation)
Ø Syp Punarnavasav (Classical and Compound Preparation)
Ø Tab./Cap/Powder Punarnavadhi Mandoor(Classical and Compound Preparation)
Ø Tab. Punarnavadi Guggulu (Classical and Compound Preparation)

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