Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri
Phyllanthus Niruri

The Phyllanthus niruri plant is used to relieve problems of the liver as well as the kidney. It is known to be useful for relieving Hepatitis. It is a well known benefiting diuretic. The fresh juices as well as the powder of the Phyllanthus niruri are mainly added to medicinal formulations. The Phyllanthus niruri is an astringent, laxative, carminative and a very bitter tasting tonic. The plant helps in problems like gonorrhea, constipation, stomach ache, dyspepsia, opthalmia and urinary disorders. The plant is also used for relieving flu, dropsy, diabetes, jaundice, asthma, bronchial infection, liver cirrhosis, genito urinary system ailments and viral hepatitis.

The herb is used for the treatment of jaundice, gonorrhea, frequent menstruation, dysentery, and diabetes. It is commonly used for the treatment of snake bite in major parts of India. The herb has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-cancerous properties, and it is used for treating skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness. It is used to treat coughs, asthma, and other bronchial infections. It also has anti-urolithic (anti-kidney stones) properties. A clinical study found evidence that an extract of this herb can reduce levels of urinary calcium.


Phyllanthus niruri has been used worldwide as an additive in medicinal formulas. The entire plant is used for this purpose. The ailments that this medicine can relieve are kidney stones, gall bladder ailments, hepatitis, flu, cold, tuberculosis and viral infections. The medicine is also useful in relieving liver and kidney problems. The Phyllanthus niruri is also used to relieve bacterial infections such as prostatitis, venereal diseases, urinary tract problems as well as cystitis.

The Phyllanthus niruri also helps in reducing anemia symptoms, hypertension and diabetes. The herb is a diuretic, analgesic, stomachic, febrifugal and an anti spasmodic. The herb also has cell protective properties.
The Phyllanthus niruri root also relieves skin diseases like leprosy, ring worm as well as hair disorders. The root extract is added to massage oils, body lotions and hair oils. It is a proven liver tonic.

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