Boerhavia diffusa: Punarnava(H/S);Spreading hog(E)
Boerhavia diffusa or Punarnava is a herb immensely used in the herbal medicinal system. Boerhavia diffusa is usually mentioned in Ayurvedic medicinal literature as Punarnava (Punar = once again + Nava means = becoming new). The name itself can explain its rejuvenating potentials. The herb is a creeper that spreads like a spider web. The entire pant is used in herbal medicine. According to the Ayurvedic properties of the herb, Boerhavia diffusa has dry (Ruksha), hot (Ushna), bitter (Tikta), and pungent (Katu) properties. The juice of Boerhavia diffusa can provide the experience of all the herbal properties of the plant. [1, 2]
Boerhavia diffusa health benefits
Use it in
Boerhaavia diffusa is recommended in different
formulation with specified doses, such as fresh Juice 5-10 ml, Extract – 50 –
100ml in divided dose or powder 1-3 g per day. 
Before using any herbal medicine consult with your doctor or healthcare provider.
Try to pair with ginger
Combination of equal quantity of Boerhaavia diffusa
and a dried ginger paste made by the addition of some water provide effectively
treatment against joint effusion.
Boerhaavia diffusa has abortive property and
thus contraindicated for pregnant women.
It is not recommended for lactating mother and
children, as the potential effect may not be safe for infants and children.
Boerhaavia diffusa may be dangerous for renal
failure patients and/ or hypertensive patients. 
Science & Research
The different in-vitro and preclinical study
provides the evidence that different phytochemicals obtained from Boerhaavia diffusa
has anticancer, antimicrobials, hepato-protective and immunity-boosting