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Remedy for Kidney Problem
Remedy for Kidney Problem
Sanskrit-Punarnava or Kathilla
Punarnava Malayalam-Tazutama or
About The Plant
Punarnava means ‘one that renews the old body’. Its rejuvenative action works via its opening and cleansing activity allowing effective nourishment to reach the tissues. It is a superb diuretic and it benefits the heart.
Punarnava is mainly found in three types
White Punarnava (lightgreen)
Red Rakta Punarnava commanly found
Black Punarnava which very rare
Punarnava (Rakta) consists of dried, matured whole plant of Boehaavia diffusa(Fam. Nyctaginaceae); a trailing herb found throughout India and collected after rainy season; herb is diffusely branched with stout root stock and longs slender, prostrate or ascending branches. Diffuse herbs. Leaves cordate at base. Flowers in subcapitate umbels, white, red or pink. Fruit clavate, glandular. Most districts. Pantropic
An Amrita for Kidneys
Mainly used for kindney failure and other related problems,Punarnava helps maintain efficient kidney function, with its diuretic, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory action. It is a very useful herb in treating edema.
Any symptoms of nephritis or impaired urinary function. It is used in bladder infections and systemic oedema. A superb herb for reducing excess fluids, swelling, oedema and congestion from excess kapha. Specifically useful in ascites, congestive heart conditions and arthritic swellings with pitting and coldness. Digestion It increases the digestive fire and is useful in a sluggish digestive system. It absorbs fluids from the digestive system and can be constipating. It prevents intestinal spasms and pain helping to treat flatulence, bloating and worms. Also traditionally used for treating the kapha-type of anaemia where kapha obstructs the raktadhatvagni resulting in low quality and quantity of blood. Diabetes Punarnava’s ability to reduce medas dhatu and normalise mutravahasrotas is utilised in the treatment of diabetes. Arthritis Punarnava can effectively treat swollen joints with fluid retention with pitting from a kapha imbalance by moving toxic accumulations out of the joints and tissues and excreting them via the kidneys and urine. Beneficial in gout and arthritis. Gynaecology As it helps to prevent the breakdown of the blood-clotting protein fibrin, it can be used in menorrhagia and excessive menstrual bleeding. The punarnavoside is considered to be the antifibrinolytic agent .
Pandu; Sotha. Roots expectorant, diuretic, laxative, used in asthma, in dropsy associated with chronic bright disease. Root, seed, whole plant – oedema, spleenic disorders, urinary disorders, piles, anaemia, sprue, urinary calculi, cardiac diseases, hydrocele, stomach disorders, pain.
Heart Fluid congestion, cardiac oedema, general oedema from heart function deficiency. Laboured breathing from the resultant congestion in the chest is eased. By clearing the excess of avalambaka and kledhaka kapha from the chest and stomach it clears the channels of obstructions. It is especially beneficial for allowing rasa and rakta, the circulatory fluids, to flow unimpeded. Hence punarnava is a rejuvenative and increases ojas
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