Bhuinawla (Phyllanthus Niruri)

Bhuinawla Habitat :

The herb Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthusniruri) is a widespread tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas. Phyllanthusniruri grows throughout the hotter parts of India.


The leaves are small, close to each other, arranged in two rows so that the branches resemble compound leaves. The stems are erect, short and herbaceous. This herb has many medicinal uses and health benefits. This herb can be used as a home remedy to treat many medical conditions. 

Medicinal Uses :

This traditional herb acts as a protective shield and curative medicine for Jaundice and other liver related diseases. It is also used for menstruation and uterus problems in women.

Phyllanthus Niruri may also help in lowering blood pressure.

Phyllanthusniruri benefits people with kidney stones. Its intake interferes with the growth of calcium oxalate  crystals. Phyllanthusniruri normalizes elevated urinary calcium levels in calcium stone forming (CSF) patients.

It helps in restricting the growth of hepatitis B virus found in the blood stream.

The herb is said to have antifungal, antiviral and hypoglecemic action.

It’s very useful in the treatment of liver diseases like jaundice and liver cirrohosis. It helps to remedy fatty liver and liver damage due to any reason. It promotes liver action.

It is diuretic and hence is used in urinary tract infections and bacterial infections like cyctitis and protastitis.

The whole plant also contains potassium. Regular intake of a small quantity of leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to get rid of the toxins due to insect and spider bites.