phyllanthus niruri

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Common tropical plant up to 2 ft tall (70cm) Opposite simple pale green leaves sometimes flushed with red. Tiny smooth seed capsules. Called "stone breaker", used for gallstones, kidney stones, urinary infections, hepatitis A, B, C, optimal liver, kidney and bladder function, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-hypoglycemic, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, stimulates production of bile, and helps clear blockages and obstructions throughout the body and organs. Helps eliminate mucus, uric acid crystals (as in gout). Used to treat malaria, typhoid fever, flu, colds, constipation, dysentery, or stomach ache, inflammation of the bowels (IBS), pimples, diabetes, ulcers, prostate disorders, asthma, tumors, bladder infections, as a diuretic, for painful joints, jaundice, indigestion, constipation, vaginitis, viruses of the reproductive tract, poor circulation, excessive phlegm, bronchitis, and coughs. Very good for relaxing the urinary tract system. Pain reliever, helps get rid of gas from stomach and intestines, plus worms and other parasites, stimulates menstrual flow. Can be used several times a year as part of a liver detox program. Contains alkaloids with strong antispasmodic activity, which relaxes muscles and helps expel stones because it relaxes the smooth muscles that hold the stones. Said to have powerful, long-lasting pain-blocking activity with three times the strength of morphine. Strong anti-inflammatory with natural steroidal compounds. It's a diuretic and reduces systolic blood pressure and blood glucose in diabetic patients. Considered the most effective natural, non-toxic remedy for the Hepatitis B virus. Also used for HIV. Can be taken as a tea, extract, powder or capsules. Suggested Use: 1-4 cups tea per day on empty stomach, or teaspoon of powder in water 3x day on empty stomach.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Phyllanthus niruri, commonly known as 'stone breaker', belongs to family Euphorbiaceae is an indigenous plant.
Gastroprotective effect of Phyllanthus niruri leaf extract against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in rats.
Tefroli (b) (Each 5 ml contains extracts of Tephrosia purpurea 400mg, Eclipta alba 200mg, Phyllanthus niruri 200mg, Andrographis paniculata 100mg, Terminalia chebula 100mg and Ocimum sanctum 100mg) @ 25 ml PO BID for ten days; 2 boli of 1.5 gm OD hematinic preparation; Bol.
The mulch biomass was composed of spontaneous plants of various local species: malva roxa (Urena lobata L.), "capim estrela" (Rynchospora speciosa), "lingua de vaca" (Symphytum officinale L.), "joa" (Solanum viarum), "trapoeraba" (Commelina benghalensis L.), grass (Paspalum notatum), "quebra pedra" (Phyllanthus niruri), "betonica" (Stachys officinalis), "serralha mirim" (Emilia sonchifolia L.), "carrapicho" (Cenchrus echinatus L.), "lombrigueira" (Spigelia anthelmia L.), "tiririca" (Cyperus rotundus L.), "caruru" (Amaranthus viridis), "amendoim bravo" (Euphorbia heterophylla L.), "barba de bode" (Eragrostis curvula), "picao branco" (Galinsoga parviflora), being Brachiaria brizantha the most abundant species, accounting for 90% of the biomass.
Jahim, "Extraction of hydrolysable tannins from Phyllanthus niruri Linn.: effects of solvents and extraction methods," Separation and Purification Technology, vol.
Phyllanthus niruri extract could improve immunoglobulin-M anti phenolic glycolipid-1 level in seropositive contact of Hansen's disease patients.
has been awarded a patent for its composition that is comprised of an NF[kappa]B-inhibitor selected from the group consisting of 4-hexyl resorcinol and tetrahydrocurcuminoids; a tropoelastin promoter selected from the group consisting of blackberry extracts and extracts of Phyllanthus niruri; and a cosmetically-acceptable topical carrier.