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Punarnavāsava is a fermented liquid preparation, made with the ingredients of the Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self generated in the preparation over a period of time

Formulation composition

Śuṇṭhi API Zingiber officinale Rz. 16 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 16 g
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 16 g
Harītakī API Terminalia chebula Fr.P 16 g
Bibhtaka API Terminalia belerica Fr.P 16 g
Āmalakī API Emblica officinalis Fr.P 16 g
Dārvī (Dāruharidrā) API Berberis aristata St. 16 g
Śvadaṁṣtrā (Gokṣura) API Tribulus terrestris Fr. 16 g
Bṛhatī API Solanum indicum Rt. 16 g
Kaṇṭakārī API Solanum xanthocarpum Pl. 16 g
Vāsāmūla (Vāsā) AP Adhatoda vasica Rt. 16 g
Eraṇḍaamūla (Eraṇḍa) API Ricinus communis Rt. 16 g
Kaṭukī API Picrorrhiza kurroa Rt./Rz. 16 g
Gajapippalī API Scindapsus officinalis Fr. 16 g
Śothaghnī (Punarnavā) API Boerhaavia diffusa Rt. 16 g
Picumarda (Nimba) API Azadirachta indica St. Bk. 16 g
Guḍucī API Tinospora cordifolia St. 16 g
Suṣka mūlaka (mūlaka) API Raphanus sativus Rt. 16 g
Durālabhā API Fagonia cretica Rt. 16 g
Paṭola API Trichosanthes dioica Lf. 16 g
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 256 g
Drākṣā API Vitis vinifera Dr. Fr. 320 g
Sitā API Sugar 1.6 kg
Mākṣika (Madhu) API Honey 800 g
Jala Water 8 .19 l

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 20 of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Wash and clean the ingredient number 22 of the formulation composition.
  • Add specified amount of water to the ingredient number 23 of the formulation composition, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth.[1]


  • Clear dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with aromatic odour and acrid taste.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Śotha (Inflammation conditions), Udararoga (Eight type of abdominal disorders), Plīhā (Splenic disease), Amlapitta (Hyperacidity), Yakṛt (Disease of liver), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Jvara (Fever), Kṛcchrasādhya roga (Related to difficult conditions to manage).


  • 15 - 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content Not less than 0.04 per cent
Total solids 10 to 20 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.0 to 1.1
pH 3.5 to 4.5
Reducing sugars 7.5 to 12.5 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 1.0 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent