Benefits of phyllanthus niruri (keezharnelli)

Keezharnelli (Phyllanthus niruri) is a widespread tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas, known by the common names stone-breaker, gale of wind. It is a relative of the spurges, belonging to the genus Phyllanthus of the family phyllanthaceae.

In other languages 

Hindi             : Bhuaamla
malayalam    : Keezharnelli

Scientific name

Phyllanthus niruri



Use of Phyllanthus niruri

  • It is used as an effective remedy to cure enlargement of liver and spleen, hepatitis A and B and in the prevention of hepatitis C. 
  • It has proven its efficiency in treating skin diseases like psoriasis, scabies, and leprosy.
  • It is also used as a folk medicine to stop bleeding caused by snake bites.

Health benefits of Phyllanthus niruri

  • It has antioxidant properties.
  • It has antimicrobial properties.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It may help protect against ulcers.
  • It may help lower blood sugar and also helps to prevent kidney stones.

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