Punarnavadyarishta – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Punarnavadyarishta is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is mainly used in the treatment of cardiac diseases, vertigo, constipation etc. It contain self generated alcohol, which acts as the media for herbal active principles. 


Punarnavadyarishta Uses: 

  • It is used in the treatment of anemia, cardiac disorders, edema, inflammatory conditions, splenomegaly, vertigo, anorexia, urinary tract disorders, fistula, ascites, cough, bronchitis, asthma, malabsorption syndrome, skin diseases, pruritis, constipation, hiccup.
  • If the patient takes Mamsa Rasa (meat soup) along with this medicine on regular basis, it helps to improve strength, immunity, and vigor.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Pitta and Vata


Punarnavadyarisht dosage:

10 – 20 ml once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to take? 
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side Effects

Punarnavadyaristam side effects:

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Over-dosage may cause side effects like burning sensation in stomach and diarrhoea.
  • Pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Punarnavadyarishtam  ingredients, how to make:
144 g coarse powder of each of
Shweta and Rakta Punarnava (root) – Spreading Hogweed – Boerhaavia diffusa
Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia
Atibala – Abutilon indicum (root)
Patha – Cyclea peltata (root)
Vasa – Malabar nut tree (root / whole plant) – Adhatoda vasica
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Kantakari – Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) – Solanum xanthocarpum
Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 6.144 liters, filtered.
Purana Guda – Jaggery – 9.6 kg
Madhu – Honey – 708 g
24 g fine powder of each of
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea (stamens)
Twak – Cinnamon (stem bark) – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Ela – Cardamom (seed) – Elettaria cardamomum
Maricha – Black pepper fruit – Piper nigrum
Hrivera – Pavonia odorata (root)
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala (leaves)

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Shweta punarnava to Kantakari is made into coarse powder and decoction is prepared and filtered. To this decoction jaggery is added, allowed to dissolve and filtered. Rest of the ingredients are added and kept sealed for fermentation in a mud vessel, smeared with ghee for one month, then taken out, filtered.

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shotha Rogadhikara 192 – 196

Shelf Life: 10 years from the date of manufacture. if you have opened the seal of the bottle, better to use it before 6 months.

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