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Punarnava: The Renewer

In Sanskrit, means to “bring back to life,” or “renew,” because the ancients observed that a dry, dead Punarnava plant could suddenly spring to life. The plant, also known as Spreading Hogweed, thrives in poor soil.

Punarnava is a “rasayana,” meaning it rejuvenates the body by flushing toxins from dhatus, or body tissues, and helps nourish cells. It has been used as an Ayurvedic food to alleviate fluid retention, or “ama.”

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Punarvana Body and Mind Benefits

In classical Ayurveda, Punarnava has been used to support healthy heart, lung, and kidney function and reduce edema, or “ama” in the form of excess fluids. It is believed to be hepato-protective, meaning that it supports healthy liver function by protecting the organ from toxins. It may promote the reduction of toxins in all parts of the body, and has been used in Ayurveda to treat obesity and kidney damage due to high blood sugar. One clinical study concluded that Punarnava had a “beneficial effect in [geriatric] patients with anemia,” echoing Ayurveda’s description of the herb as a “renewer.”

Where is Punarnava grown?

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ORGANIC INDIA Punarnava is wildcrafted from organic-certified forest regions of Madhya Pradesh.

Punarvana for Healthy Conscious Living

ORGANIC INDIA’s Punarnava is organically grown according to ancient Ayurvedic regenerative cultivation practices to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols. 

At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.

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