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Punarnavadi Kashayam : Uses, Ingredients, Dosage & Side effetcs | AVCRI | Since 1957 | AVP - Healing Through Ayurveda

Punarnavadi Kashayam

Odema (known as "Shotha") and liver disorders (known as "Yakrit Vikara") are often interconnected, as imbalances in the liver can lead to fluid retention in the body, resulting in edema. Ayurvedic principles focus on addressing the root cause of these conditions while providing symptomatic relief.

One such incredible   formulations in ayurveda is Punarnavadi kashayam which has plethora of health benefits

Punarnavadi Kashayam,is beneficial in liver disorders and hepatitis. 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.

Its known by its different names such as panduhara kashyam,punarnavastaka kashayam etc

Here’s an in-depth look at Punarnavadi Kashayam  and its ingredients  in Ayurveda:

·         Boerhavia Diffusa – Punarnava

·         Azadirachta Indica – Neem

·         Trichosanthes Dioica – PATOLA

·         Zingiber Officinale – SONTH (dried ginger)

·         Andrographis Paniculata – Kalmegh (Nilavembu)

·         Cedrus Deodara – Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar)

·         Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki (Chebulic Myrobalan)


Method of preparation

The decoction of the coarse powder of the above ingredients is boiled with  16 portions of water and bought to 1/4rt of its quantity .Its filtered and stored for future use

Pharmacological benefits

·         Anti-inflammatory

·         Hepatoprotective

·         Analgesic

·         Anti-allergic

·         Anti-arthritic

·         Anti-gout

·         Antihyperlipidemic

·         Cardioprotective

·         Antitussive

·         Digestive Stimulant

·         Diuretic

·         Febrifuge

·         Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)

·         Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)

·         Immunomodulatory


Ayurvedic energetic

mainly pacifies and reduces Kapha Dosha, increases appetite and balances Vata Dosha.

Therapeutic indications in clinical conditions like

·         Jaundice & Liver disorders

·         Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)

·         Hepatitis A,B.C

·         Liver cirrhosis

·         Polycystic liver disease

·         Anemia

·         Uremia

·         Appetite loss

·         Ascites

·         Edema

·         Cough & Bronchitis

·         Breathing troubles

·         Gouty Arthritis or elevated uric acid levels


Health benefits

·       Reduces oedema and swelling

Punarnavadi Kashayam has potent diuretic properties, which help in reducing water retention and swelling in the body. It promotes lymphatic drainage, reducing the accumulation of fluids in tissues.

·       Anti inflammatory

Effective in managing inflammation and pain in conditions like arthritis and gout.. Helps in reducing muscle and joint inflammation, improving mobility and reducing pain.

·       Liver detox

Supports liver function and aids in detoxification, making it useful in managing liver disorders.

·       Blood detox

Helps in purifying the blood, removing toxins, and promoting overall health.

·       Urinary health

Promotes urine flow and helps in managing urinary tract infections and other urinary disorders.. Supports kidney function and helps in preventing the formation of kidney stones.

·       Weight management

Helps in reducing water retention, which can aid in weight management.

·       Skin ailments

Punarnavadi Kashayam is beneficial in managing various skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and allergic rashes. It helps in reducing inflammation, promoting skin healing, and improving skin texture.

·       Cardiac health

Punarnavadi Kashayam helps in maintaining cardiovascular health by reducing fluid retention, inflammation, and oxidative stress. It supports heart function, regulates blood pressure, and improves circulation, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

·       Blosters immunity

The immune-modulating properties of Punarnavadi Kashayam help in strengthening the immune system and enhancing the body's defense mechanisms against infections and diseases

Available forms

·       Punarnavadi kashayam

·       Punarnavadi kwatha choornam

·       Punarnavadi kashayam  tablets

Dosage and administration  of kashayam

Children – 2.5 ml to 5 ml

Adults – 10-15 ml

Best time of administration – before food

Adjuvant – warm water

Punarnavadi kashayam tablets

Adults – 1-2 tablets before food

Safety profiles

 It has a diuretic action, which tends to increase your urinary frequency.


Q: What is Punarnavadi Kashayam?

A: Punarnavadi Kashayam is an ayurvedic medicine made from a blend of herbal ingredients known for its benefits on kidney and liver health.

Q: What are the key ingredients in Punarnavadi Kashayam?

A: The key ingredients in Punarnavadi Kashayam include Boerhaavia diffusa and other herbal components that support liver and kidney function.

Q: How is Punarnavadi Kashayam used?

A: Punarnavadi Kashayam should be taken as directed by a physician. The dosage and frequency of use may vary based on individual needs.

Q: What are the benefits of Punarnavadi Kashayam?

A: Punarnavadi Kashayam may help in treating various liver and kidney ailments, inflammatory conditions, abdominal pain, and promoting urine output.

Q: Where can I buy Punarnavadi Kashayam?

A: Punarnavadi Kashayam is available for purchase online, and in stores that sell ayurvedic products like AVP, Kairali, and other ayurvedic pharmacies.

Q: Are there any side effects of using Punarnavadi Kashayam?

A: When taken correctly and in the prescribed dosage, Punarnavadi Kashayam is generally safe. However, it is recommended to seek advice from a healthcare professional.

Q: Can Punarnavadi Kashayam be used for treating kidney failure?

A: Punarnavadi Kashayam may be beneficial in supporting kidney health, but for specific conditions like kidney failure, it is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider for proper treatment.



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