Reference: Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 16/93-95, Bhaishajya Ratnavali.

Punarnava Mandur is an Ayurvedic medicine available in tablet form. It is mainly used in the treatment of different disease like Anemia, splenomegaly, piles, fever etc. This medicine is more commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice.

Ingredients

48 g fine power of each of:-

  • Punarnava – Spreading Hogweed – Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
  • Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
  • Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
  • Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
  • Daru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
  • Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Haridra – Turmeric rhizome – Curcuma longa
  • Daru Haridra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata
  • Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis
  • Danti – Baliospermum montanum
  • Chavya – Java Long Pepper – Piper chaba
  • Kutaj – Connessi Bark – Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
  • Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum
  • Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
  • Mandur Bhasma – Iron oxide calx – 1.920 kg
  • Gomutra - Cow Urine – 6.144 liters

How to Make?

All the ingredients are made into a fine paste with cow urine and tablets are prepared.

Dose

1-2 tablets (500 mg – 1 g) once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Indications

  • Anemia
  • Splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen)
  • Piles or Hemorrhoids
  • Chronic fever
  • Skin disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Helminthiasis
  • Jaundice
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Hepatomegaly (Enlargement of liver)
  • Jaundice
  • Inflammation

Classic Reference

Classic Reference of Punarnava

Side Effects

Self-medication may prove dangerous. Its overdose may cause serious effects.

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