Punarnavasava (Punarnavasavam) - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Shotha rogadhikara (Swelling in body)
This medicine is specially indicated in the deficiency of iron, ascites, dropsy and spleen disorders. It has the diuretic and liver protecting properties. Herbs like Pippali, Shunti, Maricha, Darvi, Vibhitaki, Amla, Haritaki, Vasaka etc are used in the formulation of Punarnavasava. It is a fermented product which contains 5-10% of self-generated alcohol. This self-generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a source to provide the water and alcohol soluble active herbal components to our body.
|S. No.||Name||Latin Name||Part Used||Quantity|
|1.||Pippali (Long pepper)||Piper longum||Fruit||16 g|
|2.||Shunti (Ginger)||Zingiber officinalis||Rhizome||16 g|
|3.||Maricha (Pepper)||Piper nigrum||Fruit||16 g|
|4.||Darvi||Berberis aristata||16 g|
|5.||Vibhitaki||Terminalia bellirica||Fruit rind||16 g|
|6.||Amla||Emblica officinalis||Fruit||16 g|
|7.||Haritaki||Terminalia chebula||Fruit rind||16 g|
|8.||Vasaka||Adhatoda vasica||Root||16 g|
|9.||Erandamoola (Castor root)||Ricinus communis||16 g|
|10.||Katuki||Picrorhiza kurroa||Root||16 g|
|11.||Punarnava||Boerhavia diffusa||Root||16 g|
|12.||Gokshura||Tribulus terrestris||Root/whole plant||16 g|
|13.||Kantakari||Solanum xanthocarpum||Root/whole plant||16 g|
|14.||Brihati||Solanum indicum||Root/whole plant||16 g|
|15.||Gajapippali||Scindapsus officinalis||Fruit||16 g|
|16.||Shushka Mulaka (Dry Radish)||Raphanus sativus||Root||16 g|
|17.||Duralabha||Fagonia cretica||Root||16 g|
|18.||Neem||Azadirachta indica||Stem bark||16 g|
|19.||Guduchi (Giloya)||Tinospora cordifolia||Stem||16 g|
|20.||Patola||Trichosanthes dioica||leaf||16 g|
|21.||Dhataki||Woodfordia fruticosa||Flower||256 g|
|22.||Madhu (Honey)||800 g|
|23.||Draksha (Dry grapes)||Vitis vinifera||Fruit||320 g|
Method of preparation
- Coarse powder of all the herbs is made.
- Sugar is dissolved in water and then filtered.
- To this sugar solution, the rest of the ingredients are added in a clean container.
- Container is sealed and kept for fermentation to a month.
- Filtered and medicine is ready.
Take 15 - 25 ml. once or twice daily, after food. If required, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
Use of this medicine is safe in lower dose for the children above age of 5 years.
During Pregnancy and lactation
- During pregnancy this medicine should be taken only under medical supervision. Avoid the self-medication during pregnancy.
- During lactation period can be taken under doctor's advice, for a short period of time.
- Inflammatory conditions
- Liver disorders
- Abdominal tumor
High dosage may result in the gastric irritation.