Hogweed


HOGWEED (PUNNRVA*)

NYETAGINACEASE, BOETHAAVIA DIFFUSA


Growing new plant of it in the rainy seasons and drying up in the summer every year is its tendency. Introduction:

Hogweed is known as Punnrva in Hindi language because it enhances blood elements, and provides freshness in the body. Its dry plant blossoms in the rainy season. It is found in all over in India basically in the hot regions. Growing new plant of it in the rainy seasons and drying up in the summer every year is its tendency. There are two types of its plant as- the first is red and another is white. Its herb of red variety is used to prepare medicines. Its stem, leaves and flowers, all are red. When its flower ripens, it’s outer part dry and keeps on bending on the land. It again grows in the rainy season.

Name in different languages:

English       :        Hogweed

Hindi          :        Punnrva, Gadahpurna, Sathi, Gadahbindo

Sanskrit     :        Punnrva, Shothghni

Marathi      :        Ghetuli, Khapara

Telugu        :        Aatavasa, Midi

Tamil          :        Aarakamar, Ashvattham, Sukuatti

Marathi      :        Petuli

Arabic        :        Handkuki

Kannada   :        Muchohumosi

Punjabi      :        Etasit

Gujarati     :        Satodi, Basedo, Gholi  

Latin          :        Boethaavia Diffusa

Surname   :        Nyetaginacease

Taste: Its juice is sweet, bitter and pungent.

Structure: Hogweed (punnrva) is a root. It plant blossoms in the rainy season and drying up in summer. Its leaves and stem are white, and red. Red hogweed is not round shape like white hogweed but it is long. It is used like vegetables at the villages.  Its plant is 3 to 6 feet high and its stem is red, hard slim and with shape of round. Its stem is thick on the root. It has many branches, and its leaves have two varieties as the first is long and another is small. Its leaf is soft that bottom part is white and its shape is like egg. Its flowers are small that are white or pink like as umbrella shape, and its fruit are about half inch long that has glossy seeds and five lines. Its tree has fruits and flowers in the winter season. Its root is one ft long, thick as finger and pungent in taste, pulpy, violent scent and has two and tree branches. It have broken, milk starts on coming out form it. Its leaf and root are used in remedy.

Nature: It is cool in nature, dry and easy to digest.

Characteristic:

It white hogweed (punnrva) enhances appetite, blood and digestive power. It clears the stomach. It cures many diseases as- jaundice, stomach diseases, fever, obesity, heart diseases, beriberi, impotence, dropsy and gonorrhoea. It removes blood disorder and lack of urine, swelling, breathing problems, heart problems, liver problems, cough and poison effects. It is hot and dry. It excites the kidney, and helps to enhance urine, filters the blood.

Dose:

Leaf juice                     :        10 to 20 Milliliters

Root powder               :        3 to 5 grams

Seeds powder             :        1 to 3 grams

Panchang powder       :        5 to 10 grams (root, stem, fruit, leaf and flowers)

Useful in different diseases:

1. Burning sensation of the breast: Make a paste by grinding roots of hogweed (punnrva), and apply this paste on the breast. It removes the burning sensation of breast.

2. Dead Embryo: Grind 50 grams roots of hogweed (punnrva) and boil it with 200 ml water until remain 50 ml of it. Give this preparation to the woman whose child has died in womb. It helps to throw out dead embryo easily.

3. Eyesight disease:

  • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with rose water, and apply it in the eyes before going to bed. It improves eyesight. After that, take one teaspoon juice of hogweed (punnrva) with honey thrice a day. It is also helpful for eyesight.
  • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva), and mix it with ghee and apply this mixture in the eyes, it cures corneal opacity.
  • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva), and mix it with honey. Apply this mixture in the eyes. It removes the redness of eyes.

4. Itching in the eyes: Grind the root of hogweed (punnrva) with juice of edipta Alba (bhangra). Apply it in the eyes. It removes itching of eyes.

5. Feeling darkness: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with water, and apply it in the eyes. It ends this trouble.

6. Mouth blister: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with milk, and apply it on the blisters. It provides relief.

7. Sweelling:

  • Take about ¼ gram mandoor of Punnrva (hogweed) with fresh water thrice a day. It removes swelling of body.
  • Taking about 10 to 20 ml leaves juice or roots juice of red hogweed (punnrva) with about 10 grams ginger eliminates swelling.
  • Prepare leaves paste with hogweed (punnrva) and toast it. After that, apply this warm paste on the affected part, it removes swelling caused by stomach disorder.
  • Mix dry ginger, helle-bore (kutaki) and chiretta (chirayata) in the leaves juice of hogweed (punnrva) and give it to the patient. It removes swelling caused by heart problem.
  • Taking the cooked leaves vegetables of hogweed (punnrva) is useful to remove swelling.
  • Take the cooked vegetables of hogweed along with take half spoon of its root powder and about half gram salammoniac with lukewarm water in the morning and evening, it provides relief in swelling.
  • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with nut-grass (nagarmotha) 10 grams each together, and boil it with 640 milligrams milk of cow. After that, take this preparation twice a day (in the morning and evening), it removes swelling caused by Vatta disorder.
  • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva), himalayan cedar (devdaroo) and moorva together. Taking 3 grams of this mixture removes swelling caused by pregnancy.

8. Dropsy: Preapre a decoction by boiling 20 grams mixture of roots of hogweed (punnrva), chiretta (chirayata) with 400 milliliters water until remain quarter part. Taking this decoction provides relief from swelling.

9. Brusting bone (Hadfutani): Taking 3 grams hogweed (punnrva) with paste of kher is useful to cure bursting bone.

10. Stuping any parts of the body: Taking 25 to 50 ml decoction hogweed (punnrva) roots twice a day (in the morning and evening) is usfule to remove this problem.

11. Leprosy: Taking hogweed (punnrva) with betel-nut (supari) is beneficial to cure leprosy.

12. Fever:

  • Take 2 grams roots of white hogweed (punnrva) with milk twice a day (in the morning and evening) to cure fever.
  • Take hogweed (punnrva); it removes burning sensation of urine, and cures fever caused by infection of urine pipe.
  • Take the vegetables of red hogweed (punnrva), leaves and fruit of sespadulas, carilla fruit (karela), cissampelos-pareira (patha), and momordica dioica (kakora) etc. It provides relief from fever.

13. Snakebite: Taking hogweed (punnrva) is an excellent remedy to remove snake poison.

14. Boil (Tumor):  Prepare a decoction by boiling 5 grams roots of hogweed (punnrva) with 500 milliliters water until remain quarter part. After that, take 20 to 30 milliliters of this decoction twice a day (in the morning and evening), it cures boils.

15. Geuniaworms: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) and dry ginger with the juice of hogweed (punnrva). After that, apply this mixture on the affected parts, it cures geuniaworms.

16. Scorpion bite:

  • Grind the leaves of hogweed (punnrva) with soft branches of prickly chalf (apamarg), and apply it on the affected parts. It removes scorpion poison.
  • Chew the roots of hogweed (punnrva). It checks scorpion poison.

17. Boils on the breast: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with whey, and apply it on the affected parts. It provides relief.

18. Spermatorrhoea: Mix one gram powder hogweed flowers with 3 grams sugar candy, and take it with milk. It strengthens the body and cures spermatorrhoea.

19. All types of swelling: Prepare a decoction by boiling 20 grams hogweed (punnrva), barks of Neem, leaves of sespadulas, dry ginger, helle-bore (kutaki), tinospora (giloy), false calumba (daruhaldi), myrabolam-chebulie (harad) together with 320 milliliters water until remain quarter. After that, take 20 to 30 milliliters of this decoction twice a day (in the morning and evening), it cures all kind of swelling and asthma, and provides relief from waist pain and stomach disorder.

20. Jaundice:

  • Cut the slice of hogweed (punnrva) root after cleaning it to make a garland with 21 slices. Wearing this garland cures jaundice. Note: - Hang this garland on a tree after curing jaundice.
  • Taking one third part cup juice of hogweed (punnrva) or juice of zigyphus oenoplia (makoya) with honey thrice a day is helpful to cure jaundice.
  • Take the Saag (leaves vegetables) of hogweed (punnrva) without salt. It cures jaundice. This is an excellent remedy against jaundice.
  • One tablet of Punnrva (hogweed) Mandoor should be taken with fresh water thrice a day.
  • Taking two spoons juice of hogweed in the morning and evening daily after meal and putting on grarland made by 108 pieces of hogweed roots provides benefit in jaundice.
  • Mix 2-4 grams powder myrabolam-chebulie (harad) in 10 to 20 ml juice of hogweed panchang (roots, stem, leaves, fruit and flowers). After that, taking this mixture cures jaundice.

21. Kidney disease: Take 10 to 20 ml decoction of hogweed (punnrva) panchang (leaves, stem, fruits, flowers and roots), it cures kidney disease.

22. Vatakantak: Fry the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with mustard oil, and massage the legs after applying its oil on these parts. It provides relief.

23. Rheumatism (Pain in the joints): Take a decoction of hogweed (punnrva) with camphor (kapoor) and one gram powder of dry ginger regularly for 7 days. It provides relief from joints pain.

24. Wounds: Prepare a paste by grinding hogweed (punnrva), and apply this paste on the wounds to cure them.

25. Anaemia: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva), dry grapes and turmeric together, and take one teaspoon of this mixture with one cup of milk twice a day (in the morning and evening) daily. It is helpful to remove anaemia.

26. Heart diseases: Mix the roots powder of hogweed and dry leaves powder of it in equal quantity. Taking one teaspoon of this mixture with honey twice a day (in the morning and evening) is helpful to cure different kinds of heart diseases.

27. Bloody leucorrhoea:

  • Take 2 teaspoons leaves juice of hogweed (punnrva) with honey twice a day (in the morning and evening), it removes this problem.
  • Taking 3 grams hogweed (punnrva) with juice of edipta Alba (bhangra) is useful to get relief in bloody leucorrhoea.

28. Vagina pain: Apply the juice of hogweed (punnrva) on the vagina, it provides relief.

29. Easy delivery: Apply mustard oil on the roots of hogweed (punnrva), and put this root in the vagina. It helps to easy delivery.

30. Dropsy: Taking hogweed (punnrva) is helpful to cure dropsy.

31. Urination problem: Take half teaspoon roots powder of hogweed (punnrva) with honey thrice a day, it provides relief from urinary infection, retention and burning sensation.

32. Poison effect: Grind leaves, roots and seeds of hogweed (punnrva) in equal quantity together. Take one teaspoon of this mixture thrice a day. It is good remedy to remove poison effect.

33. Insomnia (Sleeplessness): Taking 50 to 100 ml decoction of hogweed (punnrva) is helpful to cure insomnia.

34. The wound in breast or chest: If appear blood in spittle of the suffered patien again and again, give 5 to 10 grams roots of hogweed and the powder of shanthi rice after cooking dry grape juice, milk and ghee to him. It provides relief.

35. AsthmaMix 3 grams roots powder of hogweed (punnrva) with 500 milligrams turmeric. After that, take this mixture twice a day (in the morning and evening). It is useful to cure asthma.

36. Children diseases: Boil 100 milligrams leaves juice of hogweed (punnrva), 200 grams sugar candy and 12 grams powder of pipali together until make thick its soup. Stock this preparation in a bottle. Give 4 to 10 drops to children thrice a day to take. It provides relief.

37. Vomiting: Take 2 to 5 grams roots powder of hogweed (punnrva) with fresh water to stop vomiting.

38. Purgative: Take one teaspoon roots powder of hogweed (punnrva) twice a day (in the morning and evening); it causes loose motions and cleans the stomach.

39. Stomach disorder: Taking roots of hogweed (punnrva) with urine of cow provides relief from stomach disorder and all kinds of swelling.

40. Anuria and Dysuria (Urinating problem):

  • Grind 5-7 leaves of hogweed (punnrva) with 2-3 pieces black peppers and filter it. Taking this mixture removes urination problems.
  • Take 5 to 10 milliliters leaves juice of hogweed (punnrva) with milk, it removes retention of urine.
  • Take panchang (fruits, flowers, roots, leaves and stem) of hogweed (punnrva) or roots powder of hogweed or 3 grams hogweed with honey or warm water twice a day (in the morning and evening) daily. It provides removes retention of urine and swelling and burning sensation of urine.

41. Body vigour: Taking hogweed (punnrva) with milk strengthens body.

42. Heart disease: Taking hogweed (punnrva) is helpful to cure asthma caused by heart disease.

43. For long life: Taking 20 grams hogweed (punnrva) with milk regularly for 6 months provides long life.

44. Menstrual excretion: Grind the roots of hogweed and Indian cotton root to make the fine powder and mix this powder in hot water and filter it. After that, take this water, it normalizes over bleeding during menstrual excretion, and protects from uterus diseases.

45. For taking youth during old age: Take 2 grams powder of hogweed (punnrva) roots with milk of cow. It maintain youth.

46. Wrinkles on face: Prepare a decoction by boiling hogweed (punnrva) roots and mix winter cherry powder to make small tablets. Take one tablet with milk mixed with sugar candy. It enhances sperm count, and removes wrinkles from face. Or Panchang (roods, stem, leaf, fruit and flowers) of hogweed should be taken with milk mixed with sugar.

47. Sperm with urine: Mix juice of hogweed (punnrva) leaves with milk, and take it. It prevents sperm while urinating.

48. Lungs swelling: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with dry ginger, and massage the chest after applying this mixture on this part. It provides relief from swelling and pain.

49. Day blind: Grind the roots of white hogweed (punnrva) with mustard oil, and apply it in the eyes. It provides relief.

50. Corneal opacity:

  • Mix the leaves juice of hogweed (punnrva) with honey and apply in the eyes. It removes corneal opacity.
  • Prepare collyrium with roots of hogweed (punnrva) and ghee and apply it in eyes twice a day (in the morning and evening). It is helpful for eyesight.

51. Cough: Mix the powder of hogweed (punnrva) root with sugar, and take it to cure cough.

52. Cornea ulcer:  Wash the roots of hogweed (punnrva) and grind them. Mix this powder with honey. After that, apply this mixture in the eyes twice a day (in the morning and evening).

53. Cataract: Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) which plant has white flowers; with leaves juice of edipta Alba (bhangra). Apply it in the eyes twice or thrice a day. It provides relief. Using this treatment regularly cures cataract.

54. The dropsy of lungs: Take 14 to 28 ml juice of hogweed (punnrva) root twice a day (in the morning and evening), it provides relief in this disease.

55. Constipation: Mix 5 to 10 grams powder of hogweed (punnrva) root with dry ginger and take it twice or thrice a day. It starts loose motions consequently, constipation is eliminated.

56. Urine disease: Make the green vegitables of hogweed and taking it provides benefit in urine disease.

57. Fistula:

  • Prepare a decoction by boiling hogweed (punnrva), turmeric, myrabolam-chebulie (harad), Indian berberry, tinospora (giloy), lead-wort (chitrak) root, Himalayan cedar (devdar) and clerodendron serratum (bharangi) together. After that, take this decoction, it provides relief in swelling of fistula. Hogweed (punnrva) is excellent remedy against swelling.
  • Cook the root of hogweed and the bark of holy garlic pear with water to make the decotction and take, it provides benefit in fistula.

58. Dropsy:

  • Mix 40 to 60 grams powder of hogweed in heat water and filter it to make the infusion (fant. After that, put nitre in this infusion and take 1 to 2 ml its infusion, it cures dropsy.
  • Prepare a decoction by boiling hogweed, prickly chalf (apamarg), chiretta (chirayata) and dry ginger together. After that, take this decoction. It cures dropsy and helpful for heart.
  • Taking vegetables of hogweed (punnrva) is helpful against dropsy.
  • Take 10 to 20 milliliters leaf juice or hogweed (punnrva) root with dry ginger and apply warm leaves paste of hogweed (punnrva) on the stomach in the morning and evening. It provides relief in stomach pain caused by dropsy. Mix helle-bore (kutaki), chiretta (chirayata) and dry ginger together, and take it. It is helpful against heart problem.
  • Make a decoction by disolving dry hogweed (punnrva) in the hot water and take it after mixing saltpeter (sora) in it. It provides relief in dropsy.
  • Taking leafves vegetables of hogweed (punnrva) is also helpful.
  • Grind panchang (root, stem, leaf, flowers and fruits) of hogweed (punnrva), and rub it on stomach. It cures dropsy.
  • Taking 14 to 28 milliliters juice of hogweed (punnrva) root twice a day (in the morning and evening) is useful to get relief in dropsy.

59. Enlargment of stomach: Take 10 to 20 ml juice of red hogweed or 6 to 10 ml juice of radish in the morning and evening, it normalizes enlarment of stomach. Grind red hogweed panchang (root, stem, fruit, flower and leaf) and toast this powder and taking it provides benefit.

60. Rheumatism (Joints pain):

  • Prepare a decoction by boiling hogweed (punnrva) and catechu (katha) in water. Taking this decoction strengthens the bones, and provides relief in the pain.
  • Prepare green vegetables (sabji) of white hogweed (punnrva) and take. It provides relief in this disease.

61. Internal wound: Prepare 14 to 28 milliliters decoction by boiling the root of hogweed (punnrva) and the barks of varun in the water. After that, take this decoction with 12 grams honey twice a day (in the morning and evening). It provides relief in this disease.

62. Urine disease: Make syrup by grinding 3 to 4 grams leaves of hogweed (punnrva) and 4 grams black pepper (kalimirch) with water. Taking this syrup cleans the urine.

63. Internal swelling of heart: Take 10 to 20 ml juice of hogweed (punnrva) leaves twice a day (in the morning and evening). It provides relief from the swelling of internal and external parts of the body.

64. Geuniaworms:

    • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) with ginger juice and apply on the affected part cures geuniaworms.

    • Grind the roots of hogweed (punnrva) which plant has white flowers with its juice to make the paste and apply it on the affected parts. It ends swelling.