A perennial creeping herb emerging in rainy season throughout the country. Leaves and roots of the plant are used medicinally.
Boerhavia Diffusa Medicinal Uses
Punarnava is mainly used to treat accumulation of fluids (Oedematous conditions) in the body. It is considered to be an effective "Rasayana". It is also used in the treatment of anemia and liver diseases as recommended by Indian Ayurveda. It has been identified to act as a diuretic, anti inflammatory and hepatoprotective agent.