Punarnavadi Guggulu is a diuretic medicine used for ascites and edema treatment. It improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation and exerts protective effects on heart, kidneys, and liver. It helps to reduce the fluid accumulation in cells, tissues, or serous cavities. Therefore, it can be used in all types of diseases, which result in abnormal accumulation fluid accumulation in the body.
Punarnavadi Guggulu vs. Punarnava Guggulu
Both formulations are different and indications are also different. Punarnavadi Guggulu is used for abnormal fluid accumulation in the body whereas Punarnava Guggulu is used for its anti-arthritic properties, which is indicated in rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, sciatica etc. There is also a difference in the ingredients. Read Here about Punarnava Guggulu.
Punarnavadi Guggulu Ingredients (Composition)
|Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa||1 Part|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||1 Part|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||1 Part|
|Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia||1 Part|
|Shuddha Guggulu||4 Parts|
|Erand Oil – Castor Oil||Q.S.|
|Formulation available in the market contains these ingredients.|
|Reference: BHARAT BHAISHAJYA RATNAKAR 4013 (Slightly Altered from BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI, CHAPTER 42, SOTHAROGA CHIKITSA)|
Original Formulation of BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI
|Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa||6 grams|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||6 grams|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||6 grams|
|Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia||6 grams|
|The decoction (Kwath) is prepared using above ingredients and reduced to ¼ i.e. 96 grams liquid. Then following ingredients are added.|
|Shuddha Guggulu||1 to 2 grams|
|Cow’s Urine||24 grams|
|This mixture is advised to the patient to drink twice daily.|
|It is potentially more effective as compared to the formulation written above.|
|Reference: BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI, CHAPTER 42, SOTHAROGA CHIKITSA|
Punarnavadi Guggulu stimulates diuresis and reduces fluid accumulation in cells, tissues and serous cavities.
Punarnavadi Guggulu has following medicinal properties.
|VIRYA (Potency)||USHNA (Hot)|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies mainly KAPHA DOSHA & it also affects VATA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, RAKTA, MEDAS|
|Organs Effect||Heart, Kidneys, Liver|
|Main Indication||Ascites & Edema|
Punarnavadi Guggulu is useful in following health conditions:
- Abdominal diseases
- Excessive Salivation
Dosage & Administration
One can take Punarnavadi Guggulu as recommended in BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI (Read Here) or take the readymade tablets in the following dosage.
|The general dosage of Punarnavadi Guggulu is as follows.|
|Children||500 to 2000 mg|
|Adults||1000 mg to 4000 mg|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||8 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with Punarnavadi Kashayam or Punarnavadi Kwath|
|Best Time to Take: An Hour After Food|
|Note: The classical dosage seems to be very high, but low doses are not effective for reducing ascites or treating obesity.|
Punarnavadi Guggulu is considerably safe in the dosage discussed above when it is taken under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Punarnavadi Guggulu
There are no serious side effects reported with the use of Punarnavadi Guggulu. However, its high dosage may cause belching with the taste of this medicine.
Pregnancy & Lactation
There is no reliable information available for Punarnavadi Guggulu use in pregnancy. Therefore, pregnant women should avoid P. Guggulu.
There are no absolute contraindications for Punarnavadi Guggulu.