Creepers: Boerhaavia diffusa – Nyetaginaceae

Creepers: Boerhaavia diffusa – Nyetaginaceae
SKU: AH25

Vernacular name
English – Hog weed
Part used
Whole plant
Chemical Constituent
This plant contains a large amount of Potassium Nitrate and also contains an alkaloid known as punarnavin.

Uses

Direutic, for heart diseases, aphrodisiac, emetic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, laxative and tonic. The main medicine prepared from this is “Punarnavarishtam” which act as an antitoxic and good for relieving inflammation.