Sanskrit name: Punarnava
Botanical name: Boerhavia diffusa
Habitat: This Ayurvedic herb is found throughout India. Growing to 70 centimeters in height. It has a large root system and produces yellow and white flowers. It can be found in many tropical and warm-climate countries.
- Rasa (taste): Sweet, Astringent, Bitter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Doshas (constitution): Balances vata and pita, increases kapha
Red Hogweed has been used by the Indian Tribal community as a medicine and vegetable. It has many therapeutic uses and helps in the treatment of Urinary Tract disorders, asthma, inflammation.