Punarnava – an Indian ally

The plant kingdom abounds in numerous varieties of organisms that can be successfully used instead of synthetic preparations from pharmacies’ shelves. One of such examples of healing plants is Punarnava.

  1. General information
  2. Who should use?
  3. Action and contraindications
  4. How to dose?


  1. General information

Punarnava, also known as Boerhavia diffusa, is a plant that is used in traditional medicine. The name itself should be interpreted as “a plant rejuvenating the body”, and in practice its leaves are used and roots. This plant is associated largely with India, although it also occurs in African countries, Asia, North and South America, the islands of the South Pacific and the Caribbean.


  1. Who should use?

Punarnava is mainly intended for people with urological problems. Thanks to its healing effect on the kidneys, it can be recommended to athletes who very often have problems over these organs through long-lasting and intense supplementation. In addition, it is worth including in the therapy of people with diabetes due to their regenerative properties against the glomerulus.


  1. Action and contraindications

Punarnava has a very wide range of its pro-health activities. Among the numerous benefits are the main ones

– diuretic effect;

– toning of heart work;


– supporting digestion and suppressing hyperacidity;

– prevention of diabetes;

– reduction of pain;

skin regeneration.


Preparations from Punarnava should not be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers, children up to 14 years of age and people in the acute phase of the disease.


  1. How to dose?

The safe and suggested dose of Punarnava should be in the range of 32 to 64 mg / kg body weight. Punarnava does not cause undesirable effects, provided that its dose falls within the above standard.