Punarnavasavam (Punarnavasava) is an ayurvedic liquid formulation prepared through the process of fermentation of some herbs affecting the stomach, liver, spleen, heart, and kidney. According to Bhaishajya Ratnavali, it can be helpful to treat and manage the diseases that are considered difficult to cure. It can be used for acid peptic disorders, abdominal lump, abdominal diseases, inflammatory diseases, spleen disorders, liver disorders, heart diseases and kidney diseases. Its overall action appears on the edema and inflammation.
Table of Contents
|Punarnavasavam contains following ingredients:|
|Ingredients||Quantity Used for Preparation|
|Sonth (dried ginger root) – Zingiber Officinale||48 grams|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||48 grams|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||48 grams|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||48 grams|
|Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica||48 grams|
|Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica Officinalis||48 grams|
|Daruhaldi – Berberis Aristata||48 grams|
|Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris||48 grams|
|Brihati (Indian Nightshade) root – Solanum Indicum||48 grams|
|Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum||48 grams|
|Vasaka roots – Adhatoda Vasica||48 grams|
|Eranda (Castor Oil Plant) – Ricinus Communis||48 grams|
|Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa||48 grams|
|Gajpippali (Gajapippal) – Scindapsus Officinalis||48 grams|
|Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa||48 grams|
|Neem – Azadirachta Indica||48 grams|
|Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia||48 grams|
|Muli (Radish) – Raphanus Sativus||48 grams|
|Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica||48 grams|
|Patol (Pointed gourd leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica||48 grams|
|Dhataki – Woodfordia Fruticosa||768 grams|
|Draksha – Vitis Vinifera||960 grams|
|Misri (Crystallized Sugar) – Saccharum Officinarum||4.8 Kg|
|Shahad (Honey)||2.4 Kg|
|All ingredients of Punarnavasava are mixed in Asava Vessel and left for 30 days. Then the liquid is filtered to obtain Punarnavasavam and stored in bottles.|
Punarnavasavam ingredients have inflammatory properties, so it helps to reduce inflammation. It also has diuretic action, which helps to reduce edema and swelling due to heart, liver or kidney diseases.
- Mild Diuretic
- Mild Anti-hypertensive
Punarnavasavam is a balanced formulation, so it works on all dosha especially, Vata, Kapha and Sama-Pitta.
Punarnavasavam is indicated in following health conditions.
- Acid peptic disorders
- Abdominal lump
- Splenomegaly – Spleen enlargement
- Hepatomegaly – Liver enlargement
- Congestive heart failure (as diuretic)
- Kidney Disease & Chronic Kidney Failure
- Cardiac Weakness
Here are some important uses of Punarnavasavam:
Chronic Kidney Disease
Punarnavasavam improves the kidney functions and preserves it from further deterioration. Along with Chandraprabha Vati, Sarvatobhadra Vati, Brihatyadi Kashayam, Pathya Punarnavadi Kashayam etc., it is beneficial for reducing the serum urea and creatinine levels.
Hepatomegaly (Liver Enlargement)
Several ingredients in Punarnavasavam act as hepatoprotective and improve the liver functions. It normalizes the size of the enlarged liver by reducing inflammation and pressure on the hepatocytes. Generally, it is recommended along with Arogyavardhini Vati or Tapyadi Lauh.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Punarnavasavam is as follows.|
|Children||5 to 10 ml *|
|Adults||10 to 20 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with equal amount of water|
|Best Time to Take: After Food|
Punarnavasavam is considerably safe formulation and well tolerated in most individuals. Punarnavasava should be taken in recommended dosage under professional supervision.
There are no side effects observed with Punarnavasavam.