Herb

Punarnava

English –Hog weed

Hindi – Gadapurna (गाढ़ापूर्णा)

Sanskrit – Kahtilla

Latin – Boerhaavia diffusa

 

 

General Description –

Roots are well developed, cylindrical, long, tortuous, 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter, yellowish brown to brown in coloured, surface rough due to minute longitudinal striations and root scars, taste slightly bitter.

Useful in-

Diuretic, jaundice, ascites, laxative etc.

Used in-

Liver-kidney care

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