BHUMI AMLA, Phyllanthus niruri

BHUMI AMLA


Latin name:   Phyllanthus niruri

English name: Chamber bitter

Sanskrit name: Bhumi amalaki

Indian name: Jaramla Niruri

Medicinal parts used: Whole plant

Bhumi amla is a small, erect, annual herb that grows 30–40 cm in height. It is indigenous to the rainforests of the Amazon and other tropical areas throughout the world, including the Bahamas, southern India, and China. P. niruri is quite prevalent in the Amazon and other wet rainforests, growing and spreading freely (much like a weed).

It is bitter, astringent, cold, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and useful in liver disorders, cough, asthma, jaundice and spleen disorders.

Therapeutic use:

  • It prevents from jaundice, diabetes, dyspepsia, ulcers, sores, swellings, ophthalmia and chronic dysentery.
  • Whole plant is useful for the treatment of some forms of gonorrhea, menorrhagia, dropsy, menorrhagia and other genito- urinary affections of a similar type.
  • A poultice of the leaves mixed with salt cures itch and other skin affections.
  • It is bitter, astringent, cold, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and useful in liver disorders, cough, asthma, jaundice, spleen disorders.
  • Phyllanthus may help decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus found in the blood stream.
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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lbotello_c@yahoo.com on April 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Phylantus niruri is also present in Panamá. I was reacently advise about its benefical uses. I would like to know how to use it (natural), since it is not processed as pills or other ways.

    Saludos

    Luis Botello

    Reply

  2. Posted by Elaine Batista on April 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    What about Phyllanthus acidus, it has medicinal power?

    Reply

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