Herbs in our backyard - 1.Phyllanthus niruri (Keezhanelli)

Phyllanthus niruri, also known as Keezhanelli has been used in Ayurveda, Siddha for problems of the stomach, genitourinary system, liver, kidney, and spleen, and to treat chronic fever.The juice of the leaves, along with the green pods, is used as a treatment for jaundice in South India.

Amazonian tribes historically used Phyllanthus niruri to treat kidney stones and gallstones, naming it Chanca piedra, Spanish and Portuguese terms for stonebreaker.

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