Punarnava or Spreading Hogweed comes from Asia, India, China, and South America and this low growing plant has many health benefits. Used in Ayurvedic Medicine for thousands of years Punarnava has become a staple for healing and creating health especially for kidney patients.
Punarnava is a very potent diuretic herb that helps get rid of excess body fluids… and at the same time prevent the formation of urinary stones… and helps those suffering from chronic renal failure with high urine creatinine levels, high urinary albumin, and urinary protein. Studies show that patients using Punarnava for one month had an increase in serum protein and a lowering of urine protein thus having a very good improvement in kidney function. And in Ayurvedic Medicine in India those suffering from terrible kidney disease are many times given Punarnava with dramatic results.
Punarnava also works well for liver problems such as jaundice, hepatitis, ascities, toxic and sluggish liver and also helps with anemia. It’s a good detoxing agent for the liver and powerful immune boosting agent that helps with cardiovascular disease, and Punarnava increases circulation and also helps with edema.
This wonderful herb is a good agent for those suffering from arthritis and other joint diseases, and it also helps with pain associated with arthritis. This herb can be made into paste and used directly on the arthritic joints. Punarnava contains lots of healing alkaloids such as triacontanol hentriacontane, ursolic acid, rotenoid boeravinones… and lignans such as syringaresional mono-b-d-glucoside that are very healing.
Punarnava opens bronchial passages and thus helps with bronchitis and asthma… and removes mucus from the bronchial passages. And because it works as a good diuretic it can be the first step in a weight loss program by getting rid of water weight. Plus it soothes the GI tract and helps with bloating… and can work as a mild laxative.
Punarnava is a good anti-inflammatory agent for skin wounds… and can also help inflammatory conditions of the eyes. And Punarnava is also a good relaxing agent that helps with convulsions and other nervous system problems.
Punarnava also lowers blood glucose… thus helping those suffering from diabetes… and it can lower fevers too.
You can order Punarnava on-line or ask for it at your local health food store.
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