Krateva nurvala or Varuna (lat. Crateva nurvala) – a species of flowering plants of the Caper family (Capparaceae).

The plant is common in India, Southeast Asia, and southern China. It grows on the plains at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level. It occurs in glades, at the edge of a forest, near rivers and lakes, and the like.

The dried bark of the plant is used as a medicine in traditional traditional medicine systems of India, such as Ayurveda, Siddha and the like.

A decoction of the cortex is introduced inside to treat diseases such as kidney stones, dysuria, helminth infections, inflammation and abscesses. The decoction of the plant has a carminative, laxative, diuretic, antipyretic, expectorant and soothing property.

Chemical composition

The plant contains ceryl alcohol, lupeol, betulinic acid, diosgenin, phenols, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, coumarin, carbohydrates.

Krateva protects kidney cells from toxic substances.

Laboratory studies have shown that lupeol, which is part of the plant, improves kidney function. As a result of exposure to Varuna, the level of urea and creatinine in the blood decreases. Abnormally high levels of these compounds are common symptoms of chronic kidney disease or kidney failure.

Lupeol is recovered from the bark of Varuna.

It also stimulates the secretion of antioxidant defense enzymes. Helps inhibit the secretion of the glycolate enzyme in the liver, which is associated with the synthesis of oxalate kidney stones.

Lupeol leads to increased excretion of oxalates in the urine, which significantly reduces the risk of kidney stones. Taking Varuna helps reduce the levels of enzymes associated with kidney damage.

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