Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa.)
Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Punarnava
Punarnava which is called Boerhavia diffusa in Latin is an herb that is used in the form of a traditional Ayurvedic medicine. History has it that Punarnava has long been used for its diuretic and anti-diabetic properties. This herb has also been used for relieving pain, treating indigestion and anti-inflammation in different parts of the world. It is basically a tropical crawling root plant which has bioactive compounds in its roots and leaves. Animal evidence puts it that Boerhavia diffusa is a very effective diuretic and it can work in suppressing the proliferation of the immune cells. It can also prevent the cancer cells from spreading.
Medicinal Uses of Punarnava
There are a number of medicinal uses of Punarnava and they are as follows:
Pregnant women, children (under 12 years of age) and cardiac patients are advised NOT to take Punarnava.