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Varuna Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Crataeva Nurvala
Glycemic Index / Load
Crataeva Nurvala
Botanical Name
Crataeva Nurvala
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Crataeva Nurvala   -   Mother Tincture

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Parts Used

Leaf, Root Bark, Stem Bark, Flower, Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Varuna

It may cause Blisters in people with sensitive Skin.
If you are taking medication for Blood Pressure, be careful. Seek medical advise before taking this herb, as it has a Diuretic property.
Avoid use during pregnancy.
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Crataeva Nurvala is a medium sized deciduous tree.
It belongs to the family Capparidaceae.
Its bark is smooth and brown in color.
Its bark contains horizontal wrinkles.
Its branches processes white patches with purple and yellow lines.
The leaves of Varuna are trifoliate.
Leaves grow up to 12 cm with oval leaflets.
The plant flowers best in March whereas, fruits in June.
Varuna’s flowers are greenish-white or creamy colored.
Its fruits are ovoid berries, resembles lemon in shape.
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Materia Medica for Varuna

Crataeva Nurvala General

Varuna tree is rich in nutrients, thus a highly nutritious valued herb.
The bark of Crataeva Nurvala is believed to have many properties such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, and urinary-renal, contraceptive and anti-inflammatory supportive qualities.
The roots are lithotripter and laxative in nature.
The leaves promote wound healing, reduce stomach ache and provide pain relief.
Lupeol, a chief constituent found in Crataeva Nurvala, inhibits the activity of glycolate oxidase enzyme. This reduces the production of oxalate, which generally combines with calcium to form Kidney Stones.
Varuna is diuretic in nature, thus prevent the formation of stones in the kidneys.
It stimulates digestion and elimination, therefore is helpful for those with low appetite.
Varuna is a good choice for Flatulence and Abdominal Pain.
It has proven to be a good blood purifier.
The bark of this herb is effective in treating Urinary Tract infections.
Traditionally, Crataeva Nurvala has been effective in treating enlarge prostate and problems related to it. Lupeol is believed to bring down inflammation of the Prostate.
It is also helpful in treating Urinary Calculi, Dysuria and Cystitis.
Varuna is useful in dilating the superficial capillaries that stimulates circulation in an effective manner.
It promotes the discharge of bile.
It expels out worms both from Intestine and Liver, thus showing anthelmintic actions.
It also decreases body’s temperature in Fever condition.
It helps in treating Anorexia.
It also acts as a liver tonic and prevents the Liver from getting infected.
Varuna also shows its efficacy in treating Cervical Adenitis and Enlarge Spleen.
It also cures Rheumatic Joint Pain and Edematous Wounds.
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Herbal Treatment For Kidney Care

Kidneys play an essential role in detoxifying the body.
The following Herbs have the affinity for the Kidneys in many kind of diseases such as, Inflammation of the Kidneys, Dysuria or any disorder associated with Kidneys.

Take the following herbs :
Land Caltrops ( Gokshura in India ) - It removes the obstruction in the Urinary Tract and stimulates the regeneration of the Kidney Cells.
Crataeva Nurvala ( Varun in India ) - It prevents Urinary Tract Infection and helps to break down Renal Stones.
Boerhavia Diffusa ( Punarnava in India ) - The Diuretic property of Boerhavia Diffusa helps to induce Urination and relieves Dysuria. It helps to remove excessive fluids from the body due to Kidney Failure.
Chicory ( Kaasni in India ) - It acts like an Alkalize and strengthens the Kidneys. The Antiinflamtory property of Chicory helps to treat Nephitis.
Red Sandalwood ( Lal Chandan in India ) - It soothes and disinfects the Urinary Tract. It helps to revive the failed Kidney.
Stonebreaker ( Bhumi Amla in India ) - It treats Urinary tract infection and dissolves Kidney stones.
Drumstick ( Shigru in India )- It treats Dysuria and Kidney Cysts.

It is not necessary to include all the above herbs in your formulation. Buy the Capsules and experiment with each herb seperately and decide for your own combination as per suitability.

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Take half teaspoon each of the following herbs :
Tribulus Terrestris ( Gokshura )
Caesalpinia bonducella ( Putikaranja )
Areca Catechu ( Puga )
Asparagus Recemosus ( Shatavari )
Crataeva Nurvala ( Varuna )
Agate Gemstone ( Akika pishti )
Take them daily after meals for three months .
Buy capsules containing all the above herbs . Take 1 tablet 2 times a day, daily after meals .
Buy Mother - Tincture from a Homeopathic Shop of the above herbs . Start with 3 drops of each herb , if it suits then increase the dosage accordingly .

Herbal Treatment For Lymphatic System Diseases

Lymphatic System plays an essential and important role in providing defense against diseases.
Some of the common ailments of the Lymphatic System are
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
High Blood Pressure
Skin Diseases
Varicose Veins
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Fibrocystic Mastopathy
Uterine Fibroids
A combination of the following herbs is beneficial for any or many of the above diseases. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year.
1) Kanchnar ( Bauhinia Variegata )
2) Triphala
3) Trikatu
4) Guggul ( Commiphora Mukul )
5) Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala )
6) Cardamom ( Elettaria Cardamomum )
7) Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum Zeylanicum )
8) Indian Bay Leaf ( Cinnamomum Tamala )
Buy Capsules containing all the above herbs. Consume it twice daily after meals with a glass of lukewarm water.
Queries on Varuna
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Ritesh Dalmia
28 Jan 2016
Dear Sir,

Once again, thank you so much for your support.
I had been advised to take Varun tablets, when I visited Chandigarh.
Just want to know, Are these tablets are good?

Thanks & Regards,
Ritesh Dalmia
Herbpathy Research Team
03 Feb 2016
Yes, you can take these tablets. For more information regarding this Herb, you may visit the individual page given on this website.
For more queries, Herbpathy is there to help you.
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Praj ( NSW )
07 Apr 2016
Hello Team

My husband is on dialysis past 2 years (age 32) . I have been through your website and read the various blogs and queries from other people. Are you suggesting that there are herbs that can help to get the function function back to normal or ( near normal). my husbands EGFR is 4% and he is on dialysis every day.
07 Apr 2016
Dear Praj
To take care of his Kidneys, following Herbs are known to have shown very good effects on patients undergoing dialysis. 1. Tribulus Terrestris ( Gokharu ) : Buy a tincture from a Homeopathy Shop and give him 10 drops 2 times in a day. It will take care of his Kidneys. 2. Buy Punarnava extract ( Boerhavia Diffusa ) : give him 10 drops 2 times in a day.
3. Tincture Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala ) : Give him 10 drops 2 times in a day.
Give him this medication for 15 days. Study the results and write us back.
Other two Herbs that also have shown good results are Chicory and Drumsticks. You may read about them by visiting their respective pages in the Herb section. It is advised that you always consult your health care provdier before giving him any medications. For any further queries, you may always write us back.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dr irfan rehmani ( India/maharastra )
21 May 2016
Respected sir. ..I am Dr irfan. .bums. ...banglore. ....Sir I wanna know the dose of herbs which you had recommended for lymphatic system disease. ...should I made tht powder in 500 mg capsules or 1gm capsules. .Please give me dose information. ..n till how many months should I use in case of lypoma patients. ..Please suggest. ..
24 Jun 2016
Dear Dr irfan rehmani , The herbs for the lymphatic system disorder which is listed above are found in Sattva Kanchnar Guggul and it is available online. You can search the product information and buy it.
07 Jan 2017
does using this plant anti diuretics activity is done if yes review some articles
Ajay kumar ( U.A.E )
15 Jan 2017
I desperately need its tincture but could not find crataeva nurvala In most homeopathic companies Listing... kindly tell me another herb with similar healing effects like crataeva nurvala (Varuna). Or alternate of Varuna... please please i need very very urgent... thanks
18 Jan 2017
Did you look for it in your local homeopathic store. You need to ask for the mother tincture. Why do you want to use this herb ?
What is te disease that you want to cure ? Then only a substitute can be suggested
Raja ( India )
07 Mar 2017
Plz. Help me, in homeo shop said der's no medicine in d name of Crataeva nurvala. Wat's d homeo name for varuna/crataeva nurvala?
08 Mar 2017
The homeopathic name is same as mentioned in the names section of this site. Crataeva Nurvala is the name. If you do not find the tincture, you may take the capsules from a herbal store. The capsules are easily available.
Ahamed ( India )
20 Mar 2017
Can normal healthy people will take varuna, punernava and tribulus for general kidney health?. How long will take and it's dosage plz?.
Gaurav Bhalla
21 Mar 2017
Ahmad Varuna is a diuretic herb, similarly, it has many other actions. It is taken for a particular disease only. However, you may take Punarnava. This is a rejuvenating herb and can be taken even if you are healthy.
Have this for a month. Have Punarnava water extract, 10 drops daily.
I will not suggest Tribulus Terrestris either.
Deepak Mittal ( India. Uttar pradesh )
18 Jul 2018
i am not getting crataeva nurvala in the market pl suggest from where i can get. thanks
Jayesh Patel
22 Nov 2018
Please what's app to 9825798567
Sangeeta Chhabada ( Gujarat )
13 Feb 2019
Does this herbs cure to treat proteinuria in kidney transplant patents
Do they have interaction with immunosuppressant drugs like mycophenolate mofetil and steroid like Prednisolone
Plz suggest
Honest clear advice required as this is transplanted kidney and further shd not be damaged with other drug interaction
Virgil Miller ( United States )
19 Mar 2019
I take lisinopril for high blood pressure without water pill. is it safe to take crataeva nurvala with it
Dianne ( USA Arizona )
30 Nov 2019
Where can I purchase crataeva (bark) and couch grass (rhizome) to incorporate with other dried herbs into a tea?
03 Dec 2019
Hey Dianne. You can get these online. You have to research for a website that delivers to your address. these herbs can be found online.
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