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A 'berry' good time for your Liver and Kidneys: Phyllanthus niruri

This is a herb that would help your liver and kidneys to cope up with the effects of stress. To put it succintly, given the present high stress scenario 'This is a herb we all need, regardless of what those blood tests tell you..."

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus niruri | English: Stone breaker | Sanskrit: Bahupatra| Hindi: Bhui amla, | Bengali: Bhuiamala | Tamil: Keeranelli, Kezhaneli | Marathi: Bhuiamla | Telugu: Nela usiri, Nelausarika | Kannada: Nelanelli, Bhunelli | Malayalam: Kilanelli |

Medicinal uses: Liver tonic and rejuvenator par excellence, Very good for preventing as well as expelling kidney stones, For inflammation of spleen, For Typhoid, Antipyretic- For reducing fever , Fractures, Heals ulcers, Antibacterial, Conjunctivitis, Blepharitis, Heals Pylori infections, Diabetes, Fatty liver, Hepatitis infections, Skin infections, Anticancer properties.

Traditional Uses:

1. A tsp of plant paste is taken 2-3 times a day along with sour cultured rice water or buttermilk for treating Jaundice and other liver disorders.

2. A decoction of the plant along with the leaves of Parijata can be used for treating Fever.

3. 1 tsp juice of the plant can be taken for fatty liver, weak digestion, vomiting etc.

4. Paste of the plant mixed with turmeric is used for Psoriasis and Eczema.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


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