Botanical Name: Boerhavia diffusa
Common Name: Spreading hogweed
Part Used: Root
Use in Ayurved: It relieves edema & balances the three doshas in the body. Punarnava is a blood purifier and immunomodulatory agent. It helps to prevent the breaking down of the blood clotting protein called fibrin. So it is used as a supportive in Cardiac treatment & anaemia also. It helps in maintaining the functioning of kidney & maintains the health of Urinary tract. It acts as a diuretic and is used in ayurvedic preparations for renal calculi, Cystis and nephritis. Punarnava is widely used to rejuvenate liver and detoxify it.