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Phyllanthus niruri – Schwabe News Apr – Dec 2019 – Schwabe India

Phyllanthus niruri 

It is a commonly found tropical plant in coastal areas. It is commonly known as gale of the wind, stonebreaker or seed-under-leaf. It is a relative of the spurges, belonging to the Phyllanthus genus of Family Phyllanthaceae. It grows 50–70 cm tall and bears ascending herbaceous branches. The bark is smooth and light green. It bears numerous pale green owers which are often ushed with red. The fruits are tiny, smooth capsules containing seeds.


Phyllanthus  niruri is an  annual herb which  grows in the wild   after first showers of   monsoon in Jharkhand, Bihar,  Chhattisgarh, etc. states of India. 

It is proved by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. Whole plant except root is used for the preparation of mother tincture. 

It contains Phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin, geranin, corilagin, 1, 6 – digalloyl – β-D-glucoside, rutin, quercetin – 3-O-glucoside, 2, 3 – desmethoxy seco – isolintetralin, 2, 3 – desmethoxy seco – isolintetralin diacetate and linnanthin.

It is indicated in various digestive complaints like jaundice,diabetes, dyspepsia, ulcers, chronic dysentery, elarged liver, hepatitis, etc. It is also found beneficial in gonorrhea, menorrhagia, dropsy, menorrhagia and other affections. It has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective action. Hence it is useful in liver disorders, cough, asthma, jaundice, spleen disorders. Phyllanthus may help decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus found in the blood stream.

Recommended dose: 1x/Q, 10-20 drops.



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