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Phyllanthus amarus or Phyllanthus niruri, the best home remedy for jaundice and gallbladder stones

Updated on August 29, 2012

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Phyllanthus niruri with numerous medicinal properties
Phyllanthus niruri with numerous medicinal properties

What is Phyllanthus amarus?

Phyllanthus amarus is a medicinal herb found in coastal areas. It is a tropical plant that has several medicinal values. It is abundantly found in fields, agricultural lands and gardens. It is a short plant with tiny leaves. It is named as keezhar nelli or keezha nelli in South India.

Phyllanthus amarus or Phyllanthus niruri health benefits

Phyllanthus amarus is a natural coolant. It is found to stimulate hair growth. Females use Phyllanthus amarus as a shampoo in South India. Phyllanthus amarus, when applied to hair, cleans it and makes it grow. Phyllanthus amarus, being very cool, gives a soothing feeling to head, hair and eyes. It is a natural hair cleanser. The leaves and branches of phyllanthus amarus should be grinded (or partially grinded) and applied to hair. It should be washed away with water. Dirt will go along it. phyllanthus amarus can be a great substitute for shampoo.

Phyllanthus niruri as a medicinal herb: Phyllanthus niruri for jaundice

Phyllanthus niruri is believed to be a great remedy for jaundice. Jaundice patients can have juice of Phyllanthus niruri for a fast relief from jaundice. Amarus is found to be effective against hepatitis-B. Phyllanthus niruri is also used in India for treating stomach problems and liver diseases. This medicinal herb has been proven effective for uterus complaints and menstruation problems in women.

Phyllanthus Amarus for kidney problems

This wonder herb is found to be helpful for kidney stones. Amarus can lessen urinary calcium and help relieve kidney stone problem. Low amount of urinary calcium would reduce the chance of stone forming. Phyllanthus niruri is believed to block the formation of oxalate crystals and therefore heal kidney stone problems. It has further been effective in inhibiting the spreading of hepatitis B virus in blood.

Phyllanthus Amarus for urinary tract infections, gallbladder stones and tuberculosis

Amarus can heal urinary problems as it naturally cools the body. It is also proven to be a remedy for liver cancer and venereal diseases. The herb is also found to be powerful enough to slow down the HTLV-I replication, thereby helping HIV patient. This herb is widely used in India for different liver diseases and gallbladder stones. Viral infections and tuberculosis are also been treated through phyllanthus amarus in Indian Ayurveda treatment.


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      priyesh padaliya 4 years ago


      I have one stone of 5.8 mm.

      Now i am starting to drink juice of the Phyllanthus niruri. can u tell me in how many days i could pass out the stone.

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      you should get the juice of the leaves and stem and drink it...this is the way to consume it...thank you Shahilah for the comment

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      shahilah 5 years ago

      Good. It would be nice if u tell us how to consume it

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      Dear Vegas Elias..thanks for your encouraging comment. India name is keezhar nelli, keezha nelli, or kizhukanelli. The plant is abundantly found in South India

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      Vegas Elias 5 years ago from Mumbai

      Good useful information but it would be nice if you could also give he Indian name of the plant.