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Punrnavādyariṣṭa is a fermented liquid preparation made with the ingredients in 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

Śveta Punarnavā API Boerhavia verticillata Rt. 144 g
Rakta Punarnavā API Boerhavia diffusa Rt. 144 g
Balā API Sida cordifolia Rt . 144 g
Atibalā API Abutilon indicum Rt. 144 g
Pāṭhā API Cissampelos pareira Rt. 144 g
Vāsā API Adhatoda vasica Rt. 144 g
Guḍūcī API Tinospora cordifolia St. 144 g
Citraka API Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 144 g
Nidigdhikā (kāṇṭakārīAPI) Solanum surattense Pl. 144 g
Jala for decoction Water 12.288 l
reduced to 6.144 l
Guḍa API Jaggery 9.6 kg
Madhu API Honey 768 g
Prakṣepa Dravyas:
Hema (Nāgakeṣara API) Mesua ferrea Stmn. 24 g
Tvak API Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 24 g
Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 24 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 24 g 74
Ambu (Hrīvera API) Coleus vettiveroides Rt. 24 g
Patra (Tejapatra API) Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 24 g

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 23 of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Wash and clean the ingredient number 27 of the formulation composition.
  • Add specified amount of water to the ingredient number 25 of the formulation composition, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth.
  • Transfer the filtrate to a clean container; add Dr¡kÀ¡, Dh¡tak¢ and coarsely powdered other drugs. Seal the mouth of the container[1]


  • Clear, dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with astringent taste.


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

Therapeutic uses

  • Śotha (Inflammatory diseases), Udararoga (Abdominal diseases), Plīhāroga (Splenic disorders), Amlapitta (Hyperacidity), Gulma (Abdominal lump) and Jvara (Fever).


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

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content 0.052 to 0.083 per cent
Total solids Not less than 11.50 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.02 to 1.3
pH 3.5 to 4.5
Reducing sugars Not less than 5.8 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.90 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 10 per cent
Methanol Absent