ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine

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

Updated on August 29, 2012

Use these spices to lose weight

Indian Spices that help you lose weight, spices warm body, Bird's eye chili, Indian green chili

Spices used in Indian dishes to lose weight. Bird's eye chili and other spices

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      priyesh padaliya 5 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.

    • dhannyya profile image

      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

    • profile image

      shahilah 5 years ago

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

    • dhannyya profile image

      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

    • Vegas Elias profile image

      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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)