Botanical Name: Phyllanthus niruri Linn
Sanskrit Name: Bhumyamalaki, Bhoodharti
English Name:  
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Occurrence: Found as weed.
Habit: Herbs
Parts used:

Whole plant


Medicinal uses:

Plant is used as a diuretic in dropsical affections, gonorrhoea and other troubles of the genito- urinary tract. Infusion of young shoots is given in dysentery. Fresh not is a remedy for jaundice. Leaves are used as stomachic. Milky juice is uses as application to offensive sores. Powdered leaves and roots are pulverized and made in to poultic with rice water which is used to lessen oedematous swellings and ulcers. It is used for curing a range of health problems such as dyspepsia, colic, cough, indigestion, diabetes and skin eruptions etc.


Chemical constituents :

 

Leaves contain bitter substance Phyllanthin (0.35%), dry leaves yield bitter principles Hypophyllathin (0.05%)
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