Punarnavadi Guggulu is a popular ayurvedic medicine used in the management of kidney disorders. It acts as a natural diuretic agent and helps to prevent excessive retention of water in the body. It is commonly used in the management of ascites and edema. It can also help to increase the circulation of blood in different parts of the body. It can reduce inflammation and protect the heart, liver, and kidneys against the inflammatory changes. The use of this medication can help in reducing an abnormal accumulation of fluids in the cells, tissues, and serous cavities.

INGREDIENTS

  • Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa – 1 Part
  • Shuddha Guggulu – 4 Parts
  • Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula – 1 Part
  • Devdaru – Cedrus Deodar – 1 Part
  • Giloy – Tinospora Cordifolia – 1 Part
  • Erand Oil – Castor Oil – Q.S.

HOW IT WORKS

Punarnavadi Guggulu helps in the management of disorders caused due to retention of fluids by stimulating diuresis. It increases the secretion of urine and supports the elimination of excess water from the body.

It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce inflammation in the kidneys, heart, and the liver. It acts as an hepatoprotective and cardioprotective agent and improves the health of the liver and heart. The antihyperlipidemic action of this medicine helps to control the cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

THINGS TO KNOW

Punarnavadi Guggulu pacifies the Kapha and Vata Dosha. Hence, it is recommended for the management of diseases caused due to the imbalance in these Dosha.

INDICATIONS & USES

  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

Adult patients can use Punarnavadi Guggulu in a dose of 1000 to 4000 milligrams. The recommended dose of this medicine for children is 500 to 2000 milligrams. It should be taken in 2 equally divided doses. The doses should be taken about one hour after food. The maximum daily dose of Punarnavadi Guggulu is 8 grams.

BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS

Punarnavadi Guggulu is used for treating ascites. It can help to reduce the water retention by producing a diuretic action.

Ascites

Punarnavadi Guggulu is considered an effective medication for treating ascites. It prevents the development and progress of this disease by stimulating diuresis. It increases the elimination of water from the kidneys by improving its functions. (1)

It also inhibits the engorgement of the veins in the abdomen by reducing the excessive pressure caused due to the fluid retention. It acts as a hepatoprotective agent and boosts the functions of the liver. This property of Punarnavadi Guggulu can help to prevent the progression of cirrhosis, which can be a precursor to ascites.

It also flushes out excess water and toxins from the body thus reducing the swelling caused due to water retention. This action of Punarnavadi Guggulu helps in the natural detoxification of the body.

SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY

Punarnavadi Guggulu is considered safe when used in the recommended doses. The safety of this medicine in pregnant women is not fully established. Hence, it is advisable to avoid using it during pregnancy.

Overdose side effects

The use of a high dose of this medication may cause mild belching.