Red Hogweed

Red HogweedSanskrit 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

General information

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.

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