Varuna (the God of water) attains its name in Sanskrit because of its effect on the bodily fluids and urinary system. It is recommended by the Ayurveda in the treatment of various urinary problems including stones in kidney, ureters and bladder. Brief investigations on Varuna suggest it for its urinary, antiseptic and litholytic (stone breaking) actions.
Triterpenoids lupeol and varunol have been isolated from the roots and stem bark. Leaves yield flavonoids including rutin, quercetin and isoquercetin.