International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development

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Review on Traditional Indian Herbs Punarnava and Its Health Benefits

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P. A Ingalwad

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The scientific name of Punarnava is Boerhavia Diffusa Linn. According to Ayurveda, punarnava is a species of flowering plant. Maximum 25 of today's prescription drug come from plant extract. Mostly medicinal plants come from tropic. Punarnava means Bring back to life'. It is bitter in taste and has cooling effect. Punarnava root is analgesic, diuretic, laxative, anticonvulsant, expectorant. It is useful in blood impurities, anaemia, heart disease, kidney disease, asthama. It is help to treat inflammatory condition such as gout, edema, arthritis. It reduces inflammation in the body organ including heart, lungs, kidney, bones. According to Unani system of medicine, the leaves are appetizer, useful in ophthalmia, in joint pains. Seeds of punarnava are tonic expectorant, carminative, useful in lumbago, scabies. P. A Ingalwad | V. S Veer "Review on Traditional Indian Herbs Punarnava & Its Health Benefits" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-1 , December 2019, URL: Paper URL:

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Health and Hygiene, Punarnava, Chemical constituents, Traditional uses, Health benefitis- Kidney disease, Kidney stone, Jaundice, Inflammation, Eye disease, Edema, Heart disease, Cancer, Fatty liver disease, Obesity, Diabetes


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