Punarnava or Spreading Hogweed comes from Asia, India, China, and South America and this low growing plant has many health benefits. Used in Ayurvedic Medicine for thousands of years Punarnava has become a staple for healing and creating health especially for kidney patients.
Punarnava is a very potent diuretic herb that helps get rid of excess body fluids... and at the same time prevent the formation of urinary stones... and helps those suffering from chronic renal failure with high urine creatinine levels, high urinary albumin, and urinary protein. Studies show that patients using Punarnava for one month had an increase in serum protein and a lowering of urine protein thus having a very good improvement in kidney function. And in Ayurvedic Medicine in India those suffering from terrible kidney disease are many times given Punarnava with dramatic results.
Punarnava also works well for liver problems such as jaundice, hepatitis, ascities, toxic and sluggish liver and also helps with anemia. It’s a good detoxing agent for the liver and powerful immune boosting agent that helps with cardiovascular disease, and Punarnava increases circulation and also helps with edema.