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Punarnava: The Renewer

Punarnava is a flowering plant in the four o’clock family, of which the leaves, roots and flowers are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes in India and beyond. In Ayurveda, the Punarnava herb is considered a “rasayana,” meaning it rejuvenates the body by flushing toxins from dhatus, or body tissues, and helps nourish cells. This plant promotes all around balance in the vital organs for internal harmony and wellness. In fact, Punarnava can be found in the classic Ayurvedic Liver Kidney formula, where it’s combined with Bhumyamyalaki and Katuki for eliminating toxic waste and cleansing the blood of impurities. 

Punarnava is one of three detoxifying herbs in our Liver Kidney formula.

What sets ORGANIC INDIA Punarnava apart?

ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Punarnava is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices: 

  • Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming⁠—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard of practice in the industry. 
  • Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
  • Sustainable Production. All of our herbal teas and supplements are produced in our LEED Platinum certified production facility in India, which is a marvel of top-tier sustainable design, construction and operations.
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Punarnava Benefits for Mind and Body

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. 

  • Organ Support. Punarnava modulates healthy function of the vital organs, and is found to support heart, liver, lung and kidney health. 
  • Toxin Removal. This herb is believed to be hepato-protective, meaning that it supports healthy liver function and removes excess fluid and toxic waste from the body. 
  • Diuretic. A potent diuretic, Punarnava can support the urinary system and filtration process.  
  • Healthy Blood Sugar. Punarnava supports healthy blood sugar metabolism. 
  • Digestive Function. The plant soothes the gastrointestinal tract and supports a healthy inflammatory response for digestive comfort.
  • Reproductive Health. Punarnava also modulates healthy reproductive function and hormone activity.

Traditional Significance of Punarnava

In Sanskrit, Punarnava means to “bring back to life,” or “renew,” because the ancients observed that a dry, dead Punarnava plant could suddenly spring to life. The Punarnava plant, also known as Spreading Hogweed, thrives in poor soil, bears small flowers and fruit, and is especially prevalent during the rainy season. The whole plant is known to balance the doshas, or energies, and nurture the various channels of the body. The roots are also used in traditional panchakarma procedures to relieve minor pain. This rejuvenative and restorative herb has been revered in India for centuries and is gaining popularity in the West.

Where is Punarnava grown?

Where is Punarvana grown?

ORGANIC INDIA Punarnava is wildcrafted from organic-certified forest regions of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It grows wild in both India and Brazil but dries out during the summer months to come back to life a few months later. 

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Who is it for? 

Punarnava is great for individuals who would like extra support for the major organs and systems of the body, and can typically be found in supplement form. Punarnava is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

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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