Punarnava churna

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1. Properties and possible usage

This medicine rejuvenates the body; hence, it is called ‘Punarnava’ in Sanskrut. This medicine is sheeta (Cool) in nature and pacifies Pitta and Kapha. Although its usage is mentioned here, the treatment may differ according to the physical constitution, region, season and other ailments. Hence, take the medicine as advised by the doctor.

Indications Method of taking the medicine Duration
A. Constipation, kidney stones, diseases of the urinary tract & for improving the function of kidneys Mix 1 spoon punarnava churna in a small bowl of hot water and drink it half-an-hour before both the meals. 1 month
B. Swelling Drink 1 spoon punarnava churna mixed in a small bowl of hot water, 3-4 times-a-day. Prepare a paste of punarnava churna in water, apply on the swelling & wash it after 1 hour with lukewarm water. 7 days


Vaidya Meghraj Madhav Paradkar

2. Note

For children in the age group of 3-7 years & 8-14 years, the dosage should be ¼ and ½ respectively of that specified above.


3. For better efficacy of powder

Avoid consuming eatables made from maida (refined wheat flour) and besan (Gram-flour) and avoid eating sour, salty, too oily or pungent preparations; Ice-cream, molasses, curds, paneer, cheese; stale-food, eating at an inappropriate time and in excess; going out in the Sun, staying awake at night.


4. Pray to your Deity of worship before taking the medicine

O’ Deity, I am offering this medicine at Your Holy feet and partaking it as Your ‘Prasad’. Let me become disease-free by taking this medicine.

-Vaidya Meghraj Madhav Paradkar, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa. (11.6.2021)

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