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Description about medicines using in Ayurveda classical and patent.

SARASWATHARISHTAM AND ITS PROPERTIES The main herb in this Arishtam is

SARASWATHARISHTAM AND ITS PROPERTIES
The main herb in this Arishtam
is Gotu Kola, acclaimed in
both the East and West for its
powerful revitalizing effect on
the brain and nervous
system. Saraswati is the
Goddess of Learning and
Wisdom, and as befits its
namesake this nervine tonic is
excellent for students and
other "brain workers,"
promoting intellectual clarity
and sharpness. It is also used
in treating neuroses,
psychoses, epilepsy,
insomnia, stammering,
memory loss and depression.
Ingredients:
Sugar, Honey, Bacopa, Gotu kola,
Wild asparagus, Spanish woodbine,
Chebulic myrobalan, Vetiver, Ginger,
Dill, Tailed pepper, Transparent
woodrose, Long pepper, Clove,
Sweet flag, Ashwagandha, Beleric
myrobalan, Tinospora, Cardamom,
Embelia, Cinnamon, Gold.
Recommended use:
1-2 Tbsp./15-30 ml. twice daily.

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Rasnadi kashayam its Properties and usage Posted on November 13, 2009 by Dr

Rasnadi kashayam its Properties and usage

Posted on November 13, 2009 by Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

Rasnadi kashayam is also known as Rasnairandadi kwatham.

Rasnadi kashayam is the herbal tea or decoction specific for pain -upper legs in the hip, low back and legs.

Its reference is found in Sahasrayogam.

Ingredients –

Rasna – Alpinia galanga

Eranda – Ricinus communis

Shunti – Zingiber officinale

Vasa – Adhatoda vasica

Sati – Curcuma zedoaria

Dusparsa – Tragia involucrata

Sahachara – Strobilanthes ciliatus

Ativisha – Aconitum ferox

Ghana – Cyperus rotundus

Bala – Sida cordifolia

Ikshura – Astercantha longifolia

Devadaru – Cedrus deodara

Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia

Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus

How to prepare?

All the herbal ingredients are kept immersed in water overnight, next day morning, added with 16 times of water and reduced to 1/8th or 1/4th quantity by mild to moderate heat, filtered and it is to be consumed while it is warm.

Health benefits –

It is highly beneficial in low back pain, pain in legs and calves.

What is Rasnadi Kashayam tablet?

Rasnadi Kashayam is converted into tablet form by AVN’s innovative technology taking sufficient care to ensure maximum efficacy. Rasnadi Kashayam tablet is easy to consume, easy to avoid bitter tasting kashayam, easy to carry and easy to fix the dose.

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RAJAH HEALTHY ACRES-AYURVEDIC PATENT MEDICINES 1.PRADAROUSHADHI SYRUP 2.KAJAH COUGH SYRUP 3

RAJAH HEALTHY ACRES-AYURVEDIC PATENT MEDICINES

1.PRADAROUSHADHI SYRUP
2.KAJAH COUGH SYRUP
3.SUMANA SYRUP
4.INDUKANTHAM SYRUP
5.H.D.H SYRUP (ASHMARIHARADRAVAM)
6.IKSHURADI LEHAM
7.SUSMRUTHI LEHAM
8.TONS OIL
9.NIDRA OIL
10.VENI OIL
11.ROOTZ HERBAL SHAMPOO
12.KAJAH MUKHALEPAM
13.DIABEST-R-TABLETS
14.TRULAX TABLETS
15.GASTRO GUARD TABLETS
16.PRESCALM TABLETS
17.FLEX CREAM
18.FLEX OIL
19.FLEX TAB TABLETS
20.FLEX BALM

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PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT Tuberculosis In Ayurveda Pulomonary

PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Tuberculosis
In Ayurveda Pulomonary Tuberculosis has been described as Rajyakshma.

SYNONYMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajayakshma has been given many names such as

1. RAJAYAKSHMA
Yakshma is a disease and it is called king of diseases in Ayurveda so it is called Rajayakshma.

2. SHOSHA
It leads to depletion of body tissues so it is called Sosha

3. KSHAYA
It leads to diminish or restrict internal as well as external activities of body so it is known as Kshaya.

CAUSES OF RASJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Ancient Ayurvedic Acharyas have classified causes of Rajyakshma into four categories.

1.SAHAS

2.SANDHARAN

3.KSHAYA

4.VISHAM BHOJAN

SAHAS
When physically weak person does physical work much more than his capacity then vataj dosha gets vitiated due to which lungs get diseased and thus Rajayakshma is caused as vitiated vataj dosha vitiates kaphaj dosha and both of them vitiates pitaj dosha .

SANDHARAN
Sandharan means supperession of urges due to which vataj dosha gets vitiated which in turn makes pitaj and kaphaj doshas to move around in the body and cause pain as a result of which cough,fever and rhinitis occurs which in turn causes internal weakness and leads to depletion of tissues.

KSHAYA
When a physically weak person suffering from anxiety,tension ,depression takes ruksh(dry)diet ,keeps fast, and takes meal much less than the requirement of his body then his Ras dhatu starts getting depleted which leads to disease Shosha(Rajyakshma).

VISHAM BHOJAN
When person takes diet against the eight laws of diet as discussed by Acharya Charak in Charak Sannhita then all th three doshas get vitiated due to which passages of sarotas gets blocked and his tissues does not get nutrition from diet so his dhatus get depleted due to which different types of symptoms starts occurring which leads to internal weakness and thus rajyakshma occurs.

CLASSIFICATION OF RAJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajyakshma has been classified into different categories on the basis of

1. Causes of rajayakshma

2. Doshas

3. Symptoms of rajayakshma

SYMPTOMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA ON THE BASIS OF DOSHAS
1. VATAJ RAJAYAKSHMA
-Hoarseness of voice

-Pain in flanks
2. PITTAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Fever

-Burning in body

-Diarrhoea

-Blood mixed sputum

3. KAPHAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Heaviness in head

-Anorexia

-Cough

IN AYURVEDA ON THE BASIS OF SYMPTOMS RAJYAKSHMA HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR CATEGORIES
1. Triroop rajyakshma

2. Shadroop rajyakshma

3. Ekadash roop rajyakshma

• Trirupa Rajyakshma (first stage of the disease)

o Pain in shoulder & ribs (scapular region), flanks

o Pneumothorax

o Chest pain

o Burning of palms of hands and soles of feet

o Fever (pyrexia)

• Shadarupa Rajyakshma (second stage of progress of disease)

o Anorexia

o Fever

o Dyspnoea

o Cough

o Haematemesis

o Hoarseness of voice

• Ekadash Rupa Rajyakshma (third stage of progress of disease)

o Cough

o Pain in shoulders (scapular region) & in flanks

o Hoarseness of voice

o Fever

o Headache

o Haematemesis

o Dyspnoea

o Anorexia

o Diarrhea

o Pain in flanks

TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA
? If patient is weak then sanshaman chikitsa should be done

• First of all treat the cause

• After thorough cleaning of the body a massage should be done with bala tail

• Appetite increasing medicines should be given after shodan of sarotas

• For nutrition of dhatus milk,ghee,butter,meat,eggs should be involved in diet

• Patient should be kept in separate room

• Patient should be kept in silent and comfortable room for good sound sleep

• Boby Temperature should be checked many times in a day

• Symptomatic treatment should be done along with usefull ayurvedic formulations for rajayakshma.

USEFULL AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA ROGA
SWARAN SUTSEKHAR RAS

CHANDRODAYA RAS

SWARAN BHASAM

MAHALAKSHMIVILAS RAS

SHILAJITVADI VATI

SHIVA GUTIKA

HEMGARBPOTLI RAS

LOKNATH RAS

YOGENDAR RAS

JATIFALADI CHURAN

TAPYADI LAUHA

CHYAWANPRASH AVALEHA

VASAAVALEHA

KUSHMAND KHAND

DRAKSHARISHAT

RASONKSHIR JOG

RAS SINDHUR

TRIKATU CHURANPULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Tuberculosis
In Ayurveda Pulomonary Tuberculosis has been described as Rajyakshma.

SYNONYMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajayakshma has been given many names such as

1. RAJAYAKSHMA
Yakshma is a disease and it is called king of diseases in Ayurveda so it is called Rajayakshma.

2. SHOSHA
It leads to depletion of body tissues so it is called Sosha

3. KSHAYA
It leads to diminish or restrict internal as well as external activities of body so it is known as Kshaya.

CAUSES OF RASJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Ancient Ayurvedic Acharyas have classified causes of Rajyakshma into four categories.

1.SAHAS

2.SANDHARAN

3.KSHAYA

4.VISHAM BHOJAN

SAHAS
When physically weak person does physical work much more than his capacity then vataj dosha gets vitiated due to which lungs get diseased and thus Rajayakshma is caused as vitiated vataj dosha vitiates kaphaj dosha and both of them vitiates pitaj dosha .

SANDHARAN
Sandharan means supperession of urges due to which vataj dosha gets vitiated which in turn makes pitaj and kaphaj doshas to move around in the body and cause pain as a result of which cough,fever and rhinitis occurs which in turn causes internal weakness and leads to depletion of tissues.

KSHAYA
When a physically weak person suffering from anxiety,tension ,depression takes ruksh(dry)diet ,keeps fast, and takes meal much less than the requirement of his body then his Ras dhatu starts getting depleted which leads to disease Shosha(Rajyakshma).

VISHAM BHOJAN
When person takes diet against the eight laws of diet as discussed by Acharya Charak in Charak Sannhita then all th three doshas get vitiated due to which passages of sarotas gets blocked and his tissues does not get nutrition from diet so his dhatus get depleted due to which different types of symptoms starts occurring which leads to internal weakness and thus rajyakshma occurs.

CLASSIFICATION OF RAJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajyakshma has been classified into different categories on the basis of

1. Causes of rajayakshma

2. Doshas

3. Symptoms of rajayakshma

SYMPTOMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA ON THE BASIS OF DOSHAS
1. VATAJ RAJAYAKSHMA
-Hoarseness of voice

-Pain in flanks
2. PITTAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Fever

-Burning in body

-Diarrhoea

-Blood mixed sputum

3. KAPHAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Heaviness in head

-Anorexia

-Cough

IN AYURVEDA ON THE BASIS OF SYMPTOMS RAJYAKSHMA HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR CATEGORIES
1. Triroop rajyakshma

2. Shadroop rajyakshma

3. Ekadash roop rajyakshma

• Trirupa Rajyakshma (first stage of the disease)

o Pain in shoulder & ribs (scapular region), flanks

o Pneumothorax

o Chest pain

o Burning of palms of hands and soles of feet

o Fever (pyrexia)

• Shadarupa Rajyakshma (second stage of progress of disease)

o Anorexia

o Fever

o Dyspnoea

o Cough

o Haematemesis

o Hoarseness of voice

• Ekadash Rupa Rajyakshma (third stage of progress of disease)

o Cough

o Pain in shoulders (scapular region) & in flanks

o Hoarseness of voice

o Fever

o Headache

o Haematemesis

o Dyspnoea

o Anorexia

o Diarrhea

o Pain in flanks

TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA
? If patient is weak then sanshaman chikitsa should be done

• First of all treat the cause

• After thorough cleaning of the body a massage should be done with bala tail

• Appetite increasing medicines should be given after shodan of sarotas

• For nutrition of dhatus milk,ghee,butter,meat,eggs should be involved in diet

• Patient should be kept in separate room

• Patient should be kept in silent and comfortable room for good sound sleep

• Boby Temperature should be checked many times in a day

• Symptomatic treatment should be done along with usefull ayurvedic formulations for rajayakshma.

USEFULL AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA ROGA
SWARAN SUTSEKHAR RAS

CHANDRODAYA RAS

SWARAN BHASAM

MAHALAKSHMIVILAS RAS

SHILAJITVADI VATI

SHIVA GUTIKA

HEMGARBPOTLI RAS

LOKNATH RAS

YOGENDAR RAS

JATIFALADI CHURAN

TAPYADI LAUHA

CHYAWANPRASH AVALEHA

VASAAVALEHA

KUSHMAND KHAND

DRAKSHARISHAT

RASONKSHIR JOG

RAS SINDHUR

TRIKATU CHURAN

DADIMASHTAK CHURAN

VARAT BHASAM

PANCHAMRIT PARPATI

ETC SHOULD BE USED ACCOREDING TO NEED AS ADVISED BY THE AYURVEDIC SPECIALIST.

If patient is healthy then sodhan chikitsa should be done

– Emesis and purgatrion should be given under supervision of ayuvedic specialists

– For sodhan karama mild asthapan vasti should be given according to need

– After sodhan karam light diet appetizing in nature and good to taste should be given

– Oil and fats mixed soup of goats meat should be given

– Ghee prepared by using sounth.anar,amla should be given

– Symptomatic treatmernt should be given as advised by ayurvedic specialist.

DADIMASHTAK CHURAN

VARAT BHASAM

PANCHAMRIT PARPATI

ETC SHOULD BE USED ACCOREDING TO NEED AS ADVISED BY THE AYURVEDIC SPECIALIST.

If patient is healthy then sodhan chikitsa should be done

– Emesis and purgatrion should be given under supervision of ayuvedic specialists

– For sodhan karama mild asthapan vasti should be given according to need

– After sodhan karam light diet appetizing in nature and good to taste should be given

– Oil and fats mixed soup of goats meat should be given

– Ghee prepared by using sounth.anar,amla should be given

– Symptomatic treatmernt should be given as advised by ayurvedic specialist.

Tuberculosis
In Ayurveda Pulomonary Tuberculosis has been described as Rajyakshma.

SYNONYMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajayakshma has been given many names such as

1. RAJAYAKSHMA
Yakshma is a disease and it is called king of diseases in Ayurveda so it is called Rajayakshma.

2. SHOSHA
It leads to depletion of body tissues so it is called Sosha

3. KSHAYA
It leads to diminish or restrict internal as well as external activities of body so it is known as Kshaya.

CAUSES OF RASJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Ancient Ayurvedic Acharyas have classified causes of Rajyakshma into four categories.

1.SAHAS

2.SANDHARAN

3.KSHAYA

4.VISHAM BHOJAN

SAHAS
When physically weak person does physical work much more than his capacity then vataj dosha gets vitiated due to which lungs get diseased and thus Rajayakshma is caused as vitiated vataj dosha vitiates kaphaj dosha and both of them vitiates pitaj dosha .

SANDHARAN
Sandharan means supperession of urges due to which vataj dosha gets vitiated which in turn makes pitaj and kaphaj doshas to move around in the body and cause pain as a result of which cough,fever and rhinitis occurs which in turn causes internal weakness and leads to depletion of tissues.

KSHAYA
When a physically weak person suffering from anxiety,tension ,depression takes ruksh(dry)diet ,keeps fast, and takes meal much less than the requirement of his body then his Ras dhatu starts getting depleted which leads to disease Shosha(Rajyakshma).

VISHAM BHOJAN
When person takes diet against the eight laws of diet as discussed by Acharya Charak in Charak Sannhita then all th three doshas get vitiated due to which passages of sarotas gets blocked and his tissues does not get nutrition from diet so his dhatus get depleted due to which different types of symptoms starts occurring which leads to internal weakness and thus rajyakshma occurs.

CLASSIFICATION OF RAJYAKSHMA
In Ayurveda Rajyakshma has been classified into different categories on the basis of

1. Causes of rajayakshma

2. Doshas

3. Symptoms of rajayakshma

SYMPTOMS OF RAJAYAKSHMA ON THE BASIS OF DOSHAS
1. VATAJ RAJAYAKSHMA
-Hoarseness of voice

-Pain in flanks
2. PITTAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Fever

-Burning in body

-Diarrhoea

-Blood mixed sputum

3. KAPHAJ RAJYAKSHMA
-Heaviness in head

-Anorexia

-Cough

IN AYURVEDA ON THE BASIS OF SYMPTOMS RAJYAKSHMA HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR CATEGORIES
1. Triroop rajyakshma

2. Shadroop rajyakshma

3. Ekadash roop rajyakshma

• Trirupa Rajyakshma (first stage of the disease)

o Pain in shoulder & ribs (scapular region), flanks

o Pneumothorax

o Chest pain

o Burning of palms of hands and soles of feet

o Fever (pyrexia)

• Shadarupa Rajyakshma (second stage of progress of disease)

o Anorexia

o Fever

o Dyspnoea

o Cough

o Haematemesis

o Hoarseness of voice

• Ekadash Rupa Rajyakshma (third stage of progress of disease)

o Cough

o Pain in shoulders (scapular region) & in flanks

o Hoarseness of voice

o Fever

o Headache

o Haematemesis

o Dyspnoea

o Anorexia

o Diarrhea

o Pain in flanks

TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA
 If patient is weak then sanshaman chikitsa should be done

• First of all treat the cause

• After thorough cleaning of the body a massage should be done with bala tail

• Appetite increasing medicines should be given after shodan of sarotas

• For nutrition of dhatus milk,ghee,butter,meat,eggs should be involved in diet

• Patient should be kept in separate room

• Patient should be kept in silent and comfortable room for good sound sleep

• Boby Temperature should be checked many times in a day

• Symptomatic treatment should be done along with usefull ayurvedic formulations for rajayakshma.

USEFULL AYURVEDIC FORMULATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF RAJAYAKSHMA ROGA
SWARAN SUTSEKHAR RAS

CHANDR

ODAYA RAS

SWARAN BHASAM

MAHALAKSHMIVILAS RAS

SHILAJITVADI VATI

SHIVA GUTIKA

HEMGARBPOTLI RAS

LOKNATH RAS

YOGENDAR RAS

JATIFALADI CHURAN

TAPYADI LAUHA

CHYAWANPRASH AVALEHA

VASAAVALEHA

KUSHMAND KHAND

DRAKSHARISHAT

RASONKSHIR JOG

RAS SINDHUR

TRIKATU CHURAN

DADIMASHTAK CHURAN

VARAT BHASAM

PANCHAMRIT PARPATI

ETC SHOULD BE USED ACCOREDING TO NEED AS ADVISED BY THE AYURVEDIC SPECIALIST.

If patient is healthy then sodhan chikitsa should be done

– Emesis and purgatrion should be given under supervision of ayuvedic specialists

– For sodhan karama mild asthapan vasti should be given according to need

– After sodhan karam light diet appetizing in nature and good to taste should be given

– Oil and fats mixed soup of goats meat should be given

– Ghee prepared by using sounth.anar,amla should be given

– Symptomatic treatmernt should be given as advised by ayurvedic specialist.

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PUANRNAVA AND PUNARNAVA MANDOOR Latin name –Boerhavia diffusa English name – Spreading Hogweed, Horse

PUANRNAVA AND PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

Latin name –Boerhavia diffusa
English name – Spreading Hogweed, Horse Purslane
Indian name –Punarnava

Punarnava is found throughout India and Brazil. It is a very important plant for urinary system. It can be white or red and has long since been used as a treatment of liver disorders such as jaundice and hepatitis. Throughout the tropics, it is used as a natural remedy for Guinea worms. It is a wonderful natural diuretic. Ayurveda- the ancient healthcare system of india recommend punarnava mandur tablets for various fluid retention problems.

PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

It is a classical ayurvedic formulation for anemia, Low Platelet count, Low RBC count, Swelling around Joints, Generalised Swelling, Gout and other endotoxins accumulation. It is also diuretic and is useful in renal disorders. In renal failure, it is used with Mutrakrichantak Churna for getting good results. Kidney support can also be used with it.

Punarnava mandur is a traditional Ayurvedic formulation which is prescribed in conditions like Anemia, Jaundice, pedal edema or generalized edema, Swelling and fluid accumulcation, fluid retention in feet. It is also a best herbal remedy for ascites, Disorders associated with Liver and Spleen, Skin diseases, Kidney diseases, fluid retention due to kidney failure or liver failure.

Ingredients of Punarnava Mandur tablets

Sanskrit Name

Botanical Name

Parts

1.Punarnava

Boerhaavia diffusa

1

2.Trivrit

Operculina turpethum

1

3.Shunti

Zingiber officinale

1

4.Pippali

Piper longum

1

5.Maricha

Piper nigrum

1

6.Vidanga

Embelia ribes

1

7.Devadaru

Cedrus deodara

1

8.Chitrak mool

Plumbago zeylanica

1

9.Pushkara mool

Inula racemosa

1

10.Hareethaki

Terminalia chebula

1

11.Vibheetaki

Terminalia belerica

1

12.Amalaki

Emblica officinalis

1

13.Daruharidra

Berberis aristata

1

14.Haridra

Curcuma longa

1

15.Dantimool

Baliospermum montanum

1

16.Chavya

Piper chaba

1

17.Indrayava

Holarrhena antidysenterica

1

18.Katuka

Picrorrhiza kurroa

1

19.Pippalimool

Piper longum root

1

20.Mustaka

Cyperus rotundus

1

21.Mandoor Bhasma

Ferric oxide calx

40

22.Gomutra

Cow’s urine

320

Plant Description -Boerhavia diffusa- Punarnava

A perennial creeper, 0.75-1m in length. Sometimes grows up to 4mtrs in rainy seasons and dries in summer.
Leaves: opposite, 2.5-4cm long, fleshy with soft hairs, whitish ventrally.
Flowers: small, pink coloured,
Fruits: 1cm long, round or circular, containing seeds like cow’s beans.
Root: twisted on drying.
Flowering and fruiting during winter.

Chemical Constituents of Punarnava

Punarnava contains b-Sitosterol, a-2-sitosterol, palmitic acid, ester of b-sitosterol, tetracosanoic, hexacosonoic, stearic, arachidic acid, urosilic acid, Hentriacontane, b-Ecdysone, triacontanol etc

Parts Used

Whole herb, root. Each part has a different therapeutic value and must be prepared in its own way for maximum benefits. Found throughout India, especially during the rainy season.

Traditional Ayurvedic Uses of Punarnava

The root of this plant is a powerful Rasayana (longevity enhancer). It is good for the kidneys, especially the nephron cells which are damaged by long-term hyperglycemia (diabetes). And it pacifies two of the main laws of physiology (Vata and Kapha).
Punarnava enhances the quality of 6 of the 7 categories of bodily tissues, including nutrient plasma (Rasa Dhatu), blood (Rakta Dhatu), muscle (Mamsa Dhatu), fat (Meda Dhatu), bone marrow and nerves (Majja Dhatu), and reproductive fluids (Shukra Dhatu).
According to Ayurveda, Punarnava is diuretic by increasing renal blood flow. It is bitter, cooling, astringent to bowels, useful in biliousness, leucorrhoea, inflammations, asthma etc. The leaves are useful in dyspepsia, tumors, and 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.It is excellent natural diuretic.

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The main indications for uses of Punarnava are

As diuretic for edema, painful micturition, renal stones.
Blood impurities; heart diseases especially congestive heart failure.
Anemia, spleen enlargement, ascites, liver failure, kidney failure
Dosage

Punarnava Juice- 20 to 30 ml per day, Punarnava Powder- 3-6 grams per day,

Punarnava Mandur – 2 tablets thrice daily

Punarnava – for fever, bloating, and spring discomforts

Spring is a painful time for Tigers. Joints feel swollen and hurt as the barometric pressure drops before a storm. Winds, rains, uncertain weather irritate. Allergens and humidity slow the liver’s detoxification of acids, which increase inflammation and indigestion. New Yorkers get crabby and clumsy. They bump into eachother and yell in the street. It’s like everyone gets PMS all at once. Lately my liver has felt painful when I lay on my right side and I felt hot (feverish) in the abdomen, chest, neck and head. (Could it have been the Botox injection I had last week to remove worry wrinkles from my forehead?!!) To feel cool and comfortable, I added 1 tsp. of an East Indian powder Punarnavadi churna to a glass of water three times daily. It did the trick in a day or two. Punarnava (AKA hog weed) regulates the liver, is diuretic and acts as a gentle heart tonic. Look Mom no wrinkles, no inflammation. Eventually punarnava’s diuretic and cleansing effects are slimming. It’s a good long term remedy for prevention of liverish discomforts useful for rich eaters and drinkers.

Punarnava/Hog Weed

Botanical Name : Boerhaavia diffusa

This Ayurvedic herb is found throughout India. It is a creeping and spreading perennial herb, with a stout root-stock and many erect or spreading branches. It grows up to 2 meters in length. The leaves of the plant are simple, broad, somewhat rough, thick and brittle. The flowers are pink or red in color. The fruits are oval in shape, dull green or brownish in color and about the size of caraway bean.

Ancient ayurvedic texts describe Punarnava as of two types, white and red. Both of them have identical medicinal value.

Punarnava is slightly bitter in taste and is considered hot, light and dry in effect. According to Ayurveda (the classical natural medicine of India) it balances all Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in the body. That means it reduces nervous exhaustion, depression, paralysis and arthritic conditions (Vata). It reduces inflammatory conditions, including fevers, hot flashes, rashes, and hypertension (Pitta). It reduces phlegmy congestion that might lead to overweight, asthma, joint swelling, edema, cancers, and other water-retention conditions (Kapha).

Besides potassium nitrate, it contains an alkaloid, which is known as punarnavine. Experimental studies have confirmed the diuretic properties of Punarnava. It is useful in obesity, anemia cases, loss of appetite, jaundice and chronic but non specific febrile conditions. It is also anti-inflammatory, mildly laxative and also a heart tonic. Punarnava is also known to possess properties to cure skin and soft tissue infections.

Parts Used
The whole plant, particularly leaves, roots and seeds.

Healing power and curative properties:

Obesity
The herb has been used in indigenous medicine from time immemorial. Punarnava is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity as almost all anti-obesity herbal preparations contain it in one or the other form. It is beneficial in the treatment of several common ailments.

“Dropsy” (edema):
Punarnava increases the secretion and discharge of urine. It is effective in the treatment of dropsy, a disease marked by an excessive collection of a watery fluid in the tissues and cavities or natural hollows of the body. The fresh boiled herb should be given in the treatment of this disease. A liquid extract of the fresh or dry plant can also be given in doses of 4 to 6 gms.

Ascites: (a large belly full of toxic fluid resulting from liver failure)
The herb is useful in the treatment of ascites, a disease characterized by accumulation of fluid inside the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen. Much more powerful effect on certain types of ascites that is caused due to the cirrhosis of the liver and chronic peritonitis.

Stomach disorders:
The herb is useful in strengthening the stomach and promoting its action. It is beneficial in the treatment of several stomach disorders, particularly intestinal colic. A powder of the root is given in doses of 5 gms (1 tsp) three times a day. It is also useful in killing or expelling intestinal worms.

Asthma:
Punarnava promotes the removal of catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tubes. It is, therefore, beneficial in the treatment of asthma. A powder of the root can be taken in small doses three times a day.

Fevers and hot flashes:
Punarnava is beneficial in the treatment of fevers. It brings down temperature by inducing copious perspiration.

Skin diseases
The root of the plant is an effective remedy for several skin diseases. A paste of the root can be applied beneficially as a dressing for edematous swellings. A hot poultice of the root can be applied with gratifying results to ulcers, abscesses and similar skin diseases.

Other discomforts:
The root of the plant is useful in the treatment of several diseases – particularly of the kidney and heart as well as gonorrhea. It is also valuable in anemia, cough, pleurisy, nervous weakness, constipation and paralysis. I don’t know if it helps the body to tolerate Botox or other (toxic) substances. If you tend to have allergic reactions that include inflammation or swelling, it may help. Better to avoid toxins. Homeopathic apis mel 30C (homeopathic honey bee) also reduces allergic swelling, redness, heat and pain from allergic swelling.

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