Phyllanthus niruri flower buds


Phyllanthus niruri plants


Ayurvedic medicinal uses :-

  • It prevents from jaundice, diabetes, dyspepsia, ulcers, sores, swellings, ophthalmia and chronic dysentry.
  • Plant is useful for the treatment of some forms of gonorrhoea, dropsy, menorrhagia and other genitor and 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 niruri flowers


Common names :- Stonebreaker or Seed-under-leaf.

Ayurvedic medicinal uses :-

  • Phyllanthus niruri has the anti- viral properties.
  • The extract of the plant has been found to cure even acute inflammation of liver.

Phyllanthus niruri flowers


Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Eudicots

(unranked):        Rosids

Order:   Malpighiales

Family:  Phyllanthaceae

Genus: Phyllanthus

Species:               P. niruri

Binomial name : Phyllanthus niruri