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Punarnavadi Lehya

Punarnavadi Lehyam is beneficial in Sotha and Shoola. It has potent anti-inflammatory characteristics, which appear in hepatitis, joint inflammation due to gout, and bronchitis. It is also useful in cases of edema due to liver disorders or heart diseases, fever, cough, and asthma.

The reference shloka —

पुनर्नंवामृतादारुदशमूलरसाढके |
आर्द्रकस्य रसप्रस्थे गुडस्य च तुलां पचेत् ||   
तत्सिद्धं व्योषपत्रैलात्वक् चव्यै कार्षिकैः पृथक् |
चुर्णीकृतैः  क्षिपेच्छीते मधुनः कुडवं लिहेत् ||
लेहः पौनर्नवो नाम शोफशूलनिषूदनः |
कासश्वासारुचिहरो बलवर्णा अग्निवर्धनः ||

punarnanvāmr̥tādārudaśamūlarasāḍhakē |
ārdrakasya rasaprasthē guḍasya ca tulāṁ pacēt ||

tatsiddhaṁ vyōṣapatrailātvak cavyai kārṣikaiḥ pr̥thak |
curṇīkr̥taiḥ kṣipēcchītē madhunaḥ kuḍavaṁ lihēt ||

lēhaḥ paunarnavō nāma śōphaśūlaniṣūdanaḥ |
kāsaśvāsāruciharō balavarṇā agnivardhanaḥ ||

The Ingredients —
  • Punarnava — Boerhaavia diffusa
  • Amruta (Guduchi) — Tinospora cordifolia
  • Daru (Devadaru) — Cedrus deodara
  • Bilwa — Aegle marmelos
  • Agnimantha — Premna integrifolia
  • Gambhari — Gmelina arborea 
  • Shyonaka — Oroxylum indicum 
  • Patala — Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Brihati — Solanum indicum 
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum 
  • Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum 
  • Gokshura — Tribulus terrestris
  • Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
  • Madhu — Honey

Indication

  • Sodha
  • Shoola — Pain
  • Kasa — Cough
  • Shwasa — Asthma
  • Aruchi — Tastelessness
  • Bala Varna Karaka — Increases strength and colour
  • Agnivardhaka — Increases Appetite

Dosage

  • 5-10 gm twice daily or as directed by the physician

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