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Punarnava, Boerhavia diffusa

Punarnava is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family which is commonly known as punarnava. It is taken in herbal medicine for pain relief and other uses. The leaves of punarnava are often used as a green vegetable in many parts of India.

Uses: Obesity, Dropsy, Blood pressure, Gastric disturbances, Asthma, Jaundice, Anascara, Anaemia, Internal inflammation, Indurated liver.

Chemical Composition: Major components are sitosterol, Esters of sitosterol, Punarnavine, Boerhaavia acid, Boeravinone, Palmitic acid and many other compounds are present in this plant.

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