Latin Name

Phyllanthus niruri

English Name

Stone breaker

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Balances Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, digestive and has stimulating action on liver hence used in various liver ailments including jaundice. It relieves flatulence and hyperacidity. It is used in the formulations for treatment of diabetes. Decoction is used in the treatment of chronic, remittent fevers where it decreases fever and reduces liver enlargement. It is also found to be effective in the treatment of respiratory ailments. External application has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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