Ayurvedic Herbs

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Parnayavani Herb


Perennial herb, shrubby  below. Branches – hispidly villous or tomentose. Stem – 30 to 90 cm long fleshy. Leaves – 2.5 to 5 cm long, petioled. Broadly ovate or cordate, crenate, fleshy and aromatic. Flowers – purplish coloured with short tube.

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Katu, tikta

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna

Specific Parts :



Doshaghnata :

Kapha- vatshamak.

Benefits :

It should be used in aruchi, agnimandya, ajeerna, vishtambha, diseases of liver, udarashoola,atisara,grahani, vishuchika and in krimis by its ruchikara,deepaniya,pachaniya,vatanulomak,yakritottejak,grahi and krimighna in gunas.

Parnayavani juice is very effective for the treatment of vishuchika. It should be given in a dose of 12 ml. stat followed by 6 ml every hour for two doses. If no relief is obtained it should be repeated after 8 hours in the same manner.

            Swasa (Dificulty in breathing)

Parnayavani (Coleus amboinicus) leaves juice is given with honey in case of Swasa (Difficulty in breathing) in a dose of 5-6ml.

Udarasula (Pain abdomen)

parnayavani (Coleus amboinicus) leaves juice  with sugar is given  in case of Udarasula (Pain abdomen).

Fresh juice of Parnayavani is given in a dose of 10ml with hot water for the treatment of intestinal worms.

Juice of Parnayavani with Adraka swarasa is givenven in indigestion.

Juice of Parnayavani with Kutaj twak Kwath is given in diarrheaand irritable bowel syndrome.

Paste of Parnayavani leaves is given to treat renal and urinary calculi.

Local application of Parnayavani leaves paste over the forehead gives relieves from the headache.

Juice of Parnayavani leaves with sugar is givento children in colic,in asthama,chronic cough,strangury,calculus,gonorrhoea,piles and dyspepsia.

Expressed juice of parnayavani is applied around the orbit to relieve the pain in conjunctivis. The Expressed juice of leaves are carminative hence used in dyspepsia also.

Parnayavani churna is also used in vatavyadhis like akshepaka,apatanakaa.It is also used in hridayroga.

It is diuretic in nature.


Grahanimihira taila

Dosage :

5 to 10 ml.