Sanskrit Name: Punarnava (That Which Renews Us)
English Name: Spreading Hogweed
Botanical Name: Boerhaavia diffusa
Part Used: Plant
Ayurvedic Energetics: V- P- K
PUNARNAVA literally means the plant that makes one new again and has a special power to renew our health and vitality. It rebuilds the blood and strengthens the kidneys, improving their function and through revitalizing this key organ, aids in our overall health and vitality. Punarnava is particularly good for conditions of weal kidney function leading to water retention and edema. As a toning diuretic it is often combined with Gokshura.