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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
24. Sugar 1.6 kg
25. Water 8.19 liters

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.


  • Edema
  • Swelling
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Ascites
  • Splenomegaly
  • Gastritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Liver disorders
  • Abdominal tumor
  • Distension
  • Fever


High dosage may result in the gastric irritation.

Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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