Boerhavia diffusa is a medicinal ,flowering spreading weed ,widely dispersed throughout India ,the Pacific and southern parts of united states .It is commonly known as punarnava ,which means rejuvenates the body .Boerhavia diffusa is belongs to the family of nyctaginaceae .This medicinal herb is mostly spread on the ground as a weed during the rainy season in India but dries in summer .
The leaves are small with whitish color on the lower surface and upper surface is green color .Flowers are very small pinkish and red color .The whole plant has medicinal property ,taste of this herb is bitter and pungent . This herb is called mukaratai saaranai or saranaththi in Tamil ,hog weed in English ,Punaranava in Hindi and Bengali ,Raktakunda in sanskrit ,varshabu in telugu .
This plant contains many useful nutrients and phytochemicals like punarnavoside ,retenoids ,boeravinones , alkaloids vitamin A ,B ,C ,D and E , pottassium ,iron ,liganas ,flavones ,14 amino acids including 7 essential aminio acids Plant proteins sterols etc .
punarnavoside is reported to have diuretic ,anti inflammatory ,anti fibronolytic ,anti bacterial ,anti spasmoodic ,anti cancer ,anti amebic activity against entamoeba histolytica and anti microbial property .
Many research studies shows that in take of this herb root and juice of this whole plant is helps to
– cure kidney disorders , urinary problems ,respiratory problems ,asthma ,obesity ,abdominal pain ,enlargement of spleen ,jaundice ,digestive problems ,liver disorders ,cold .cough,UTI problems ,edema associated with kidney dis function ,uric acid deposit ,intestinal worms ,skin diseases ,anemia ,nervous weakness ,constipation ,night blindness ,promotes mucus removal from bronchial tubes ,night blindness ,heart problems , high blood pressure ,leucorrhea ,rheumatism ,encephalitis fight against joint pain and edema ,stomach disorders , diarrhoea , good for diabetes ,it increases insulin levels .
root powder 3-6 grams per day
fresh juice of this plant 5 – 10 ml daily
You can add this medicinal greens on your diet . Add some ghee while for preparing food items with it .
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