punarnava

punarnava (pōō·när·nä·v),

n Latin name:
Boerhaavia diffusa; parts used: roots, leaves, flowers; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies all three doshas (sweet, bitter, astringent, light, dry), antifibrinolytic, diuretic; precautions: hypertension, heart conditions. Also called
gadahpurna, pigweed, or
spreading hogweed.
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Table 4: Ayurvedic Herbs for Further Development Botanical Name Ayurvedic Name Inside Treatment Adhatoda zeylanica Vasa Bronchial constriction Azardiracta indica Neem Bacterial infection Boerhaavia diffusa Punarnava Inflammation Butea monosperma Palasha Intestinal worms Cedrus deodara Devdaar Muscle spasm Celatrus paniculatus Jyotishmati Memory problems Emblica officinalis Amla Astringent Ocimum sanctum Tulsi Antibacterial Picrorhiza kurroa Kutuka Liver toxicity Pterocarpus mars.
Studies on the indigenous drug, Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa).