Boerhavia diffusa(Mookiratti) is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family which is commonly known as punarnava (meaning that which rejuvenates or renews the body in Ayurveda), red spiderling, spreading hogweed, or tarvine. It is taken in herbal medicine for pain relief and other uses
Flavor - Bitter, Astringent, Sweet
Color - Light, Dry
Nutrition - Protein and the vitamins like ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), thiamine (Vitamin B1) and tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Health Benefits - Having anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava) is said to be a good cure for Amavata (a disease in which reduction of Vata Dosha and accumulation of Ama take place in joint(s), and simulates rheumatoid arthritis (RA)).