Botanical name: Boerhavia diffusa
Ingredients: *Purnanava powder / Boerhavia diffusa
Punarnava, standing for regenerating life, is a well known ayurvedic herb said to have many benefits. Traditional healers use punarnava as an expectorant and for clearing nasal congestion. Punarnava has potential as an adaptogen which may help you fight stress.
An enzyme known as secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) plays a vital part in producing inflammatory mediators in chronic inflammatory disorders. Research shows that punarnava can inhibit sPLA2 and function as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Punarnava has been traditionally used to treat various liver disorders, including jaundice. Punarnava is often a component in anti-obesity formulations. It is believed to stimulate the digestive fire and boost sluggish digestion. It also reduces water retention in the body because of its diuretic effect. Punarnava is used in ayurveda for tackling many eye disorders.
Another traditional use of punarnava is for treating kidney disorders and urinary tract and kidney stones. Punarnava may also have potential as a cardiotonic.
Research indicates that punarnava can exert a protective effect on your heart since it contains many phenolic compounds that have strong antioxidant properties.
Another long-established Ayurvedic use of punarnava is for the treatment of skin diseases. And research indicates that this herb can inhibit fungi such as Microsporum gypseum which infect your skin and cause redness, fissures, scaling, and blisters.
Suggested use: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per day, added to warm water or tea.
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