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Punarnavadi Kashayam: Ayurvedic Treatment for Swelling, Edema

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 14 June, 2014


Punarnavadi Kashayam- Ayurveda Medicine In Melbourne, Australia


Punarnavadi Kashayam is a decoction and ayurvedic medicine available in liquid form. It is herbal remedy prescribed by most of ayurvedic physicians and herbalist for reducing edema and inflammation. It is useful in cases of ascites, myxedema, common cold, asthma, cough, abdominal diseases and anemia.


Main Ingredients of Punarnavadi Kashayam


Main ingredients in Punarnavadi Kashayam are Boerhaavia diffusa, Cedrus deodara, Turmeric, Andrographis paniculata, Luffa acutangula, Terminalia chebula, Azadirachta indica, Cyperus rotundus, zingiber officinale.


Pharmacological action of Punarnavadi Kashayam


Punarnavadi Kashayam assuages kapha and pitta humors. It is a natural and herbal diuretic remedy, which can be used to increasing urine output of patient in various diseases such as generalized edema, kidney failure, ascites or myxedema etc.


Initially it increases urine output and then balances urinary outflow. It decreases generalized swelling to due excess fluid accumulation in the body.


Punarnavadi Kashayam is also anti-inflammatory. Due to this, it is commonly prescribed in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory action can be seen on liver as well.


It reduces inflammation due to various liver ailments such as viral hepatitis and hepatitis B. It also normalizes the size of liver if it is increased due to any disease. It also corrects liver metabolism and decreases serum bilirubin level.


Punarnavadi Kashayam is also beneficial in respiratory diseases. It dilates the passage of lungs and bronchioles so it eases breathing process. Therefore, it is also very helpful in cough, dyspnea and asthma.


Uses and indications of Punarnavadi Kashayam

  1. Generalized edema
  2. Fever
  3. Hepatomegaly
  4. Jaundice and hepatitis
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Rheumatoid arthritis
  7. Cough
  8. Dyspnea and asthma
  9. Ascites, myxedema,
  10. Common cold
  11. Abdominal diseases
  12. Anemia


Side effects and precautions of Punarnavadi Kashayam


There are no side effects reported with the use of Punarnavadi Kashayam.



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Author Bio:

Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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