Varuna is a medium-sized tree growing all over India, its bark is a renowned diuretic that helps to clear pain and stones from the bladder and kidneys.
Benefits of Varuna: Kidney and bladder stones, bladder problems, alopecia, indigestion, worms, abdominal distension, inflammed lymphatic nodes, constipation, dysuria, nephrosis, anorexia, inflammation, enuresis.
Action: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic.
Scientific name: Crataeva nurvala.
Useful part: Bark.
Dosage: 1–6g per day or 3–15ml.
Rasa (taste): Bitter, sweet, astringent
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Dry, light
Dosa effect: VK−, P+
Dhatu(tissue): Blood, fat, bone
Srotas (channel): Digestive, circulatory, urinary, excretory
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic:Varuna, Varana, Barnaa, Setu, Kumaarak, Tiktashaaka, Ashmarighna.
English: Three-leafed caper