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 +====== Punarnava ======
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 +see [[Boerhaavia diffusa]] ​
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 +//​**Boerhaavia diffusa**//
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 +In [[Sanskrit]] Punarnava means 'one which renews the body'
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 +**Other names:** Spreading hogweed, it is not used in [[Traditional Chinese Medicine]]
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 +V↓P↓K↓ Reduces [[Kapha]]
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 +Most important herb to strengthen [[lungs]], decreases [[mucous]] & [[fat]], cleanses [[liver]] & [[heart]], lowers [[Blood Pressure]], [[Tridoshic]]  ​
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 +**[[Guna]]**:​ [[Laghu]], [[Ruksha]]
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 +**[[Rasa]]**:​ [[Katu]],​[[Tikhta]],​[[Kashaya]],​[[Madhur]] ​
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 +**[[Virya]]**:​ [[Ushna]]
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 +**[[Vipak]]**:​ Katu
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 +**[[Dhatu]]**:​ [[Rakta]], [[Meda]]
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 +**[[Organs]]**:​ [[Heart]], [[Respiratory tract]], [[Liver]], [[Lungs]], [[Kidneys]]/​[[bladder]]
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 +**Main Actions**: [[Shota hara]] (decreases swelling/​edema),​ [[laxative]],​ [[alterative]],​ [[Lekhana]],​ [[Rasayana]],​ [[Cardiac tonic]]. ​ 2nd best herb for Kidney problems.
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 +**Uses**: [[edema]], [[weight gain]], [[swelling]],​ [[ascitis]],​ urinary problems i.e. [[urinary infections]],​ [[kidney stones]], improves [[agni]] Lekhana and [[anti-inflammatory]]
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 +**Contra-Indications**:​ [[dehydration]],​ in large doses as [[purgative]]
  
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