Punarnava and Upakunchika have proven diuretic action. Punarnava contains various active phytochemicals like punarnavoside , punarnavine make it an excellent diuretic , it reduces swelling and is anti-inflammatory in nature . The essential oils in Upakunchika mainly cuminaldehyde and p-cymene gives it the anti-inflammatory property and expectorant. Sothagni capsule promotes removal of excess fluid, reduces cardiac load, reduces edema and peripheral resistance, thus reduces Hypertension .
Sothagni Capsules contains, Punarnava which is Mutrala, Shophahara, Vata- Kapha Nashan and Hridya, acts as Rakta Vardhaka, improves heart rhythm, blood circulation, removes excess fluid from body and treats Shotha, Shwasa and Hridroga. Upakunchika is Deepan, Pachana, Lekhana, Shothahara, Vednasthapan, Vatanulomana. It Increases Agni, promotes proper formation of Dhatu and nourishes them, causes Ama Pachana, pacifies Kapha-Vata Dosha. promotes removal of excess fluid and reduces edema and thus Hypertension by reducing cardiac load.