Varun

varuna herb

Varuna, named after the God of Water in Sanskrit, attains its name because of its effect on the bodily fluids and urinary system. It’s a diuretic herb used to treat kidney stones and urinary tract infections. It is also a good blood purifier that maintains homeostasis. Varun might help relieve constipation due to its laxative property as it loosens stools and promotes bowel movement. It is also useful in gout due to its anti-inflammatory property as it reduces joint pain and inflammation.

What are the synonyms of Varun?

Varun is also known as Three leaved caper, Holy garglic pear, lengam tree, triune leaf tree, sacred lingam tree, barna, barun, bila, bilasi, maralingam, ulimiri chettu, bhatavarna, adhicharam.

Benefits of Varun

Prevents Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

Varun is used to treat kidney stones, kidney disorders, and prevents the deposition of stone material in the urinary bladder. Studies suggest that not only it prevents the formation of bladder stones, but also reduces the size of the preformed stones in the kidneys.

Controls Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection is defined under Mutrakrichra in Ayurveda. Mutra means ooze, and krichra means pain. Varun has Mutral (diuretic) effect that help increase urine flow, reduce painful urination, strengthen bladder muscles, and thus reduce the symptoms of UTI.

Improves Appetite & Digestion

In Ayurveda, loss of appetite is due to Agnimandya (weak digestion). Varun stimulates digestion and improves appetite due to its Deepan (appetizer) property. It is also effective for flatulence and various abdominal disorders. It eliminates extra waste out of the body, helps in boosting metabolism and helps the liver to work properly.

Alleviates Joint Pain

Varun is an anti-inflammatory herb and is used to reduce chronic inflammation in rheumatic patients.  It also helps to alleviate stiffness and joint pain.

FAQs

Yes, Varun may be useful in managing kidney stones. Varun contains a component that reduces the tendency of stone formation in the kidneys. It also promotes the removal of kidney stones.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Yes, Varun is useful in gout as it contains certain constituents with anti-inflammatory properties. These constituents inhibit protein activity responsible for stimulating inflammation and manage pain and inflammation associated with gout.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

According to Ayurveda, Gout occurs due to an imbalance of Vata dosha. It results in inflammation or swelling in the affected area. Varun helps manage gout symptoms like inflammation or swelling due to its Vata balancing and Sothhar (anti-inflammatory) properties.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW

Varun has laxative properties that help loosen stools, promote bowel movement, and relieve constipation.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Constipation is a condition that generally occurs due to weak or poor digestion. This leads to the formation and accumulation of Ama (toxins). Varun has Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestion) properties that help improve digestion, manage constipation, and prevent toxin formation.

Yes, Varun might be beneficial in blood disorders due to its Kashaya (astringent) property. It helps to purify the blood and prevents certain conditions that occur due to impure blood (like acne or boils on the skin).

Amla also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It fights against free radicals and inhibits the inflammatory mediators from reducing brain damage and improving cognitive function.

Varun improves digestion and helps to digest the food easily. This is due to its Ushna (hot) nature.

Amla also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It fights against free radicals and inhibits the inflammatory mediators from reducing brain damage and improving cognitive function.

Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Varun may help manage benign prostate enlargement in traditional medicine. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and it also improves the flow of the urine.

If you take antihypertensive medications, it is advisable to use Varun under medical supervision as it has strong diuretic properties.

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