Phyllanthus niruri Linn

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to America.

English ► Chanca Piedra.

Ayurvedic ► Bhuumyaamalaki, assigned to P. niruri, has now been equated with P.fraternus.

Action ► Antispasmodic, antipyretic, diuretic, antiviral, bactericidal.

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the plains of India from Punjab to Assam and Southward to Kerala up to 1,000 m.

Ayurvedic ► Bhuumyaamataki (var.), Taamravalli.

Siddha/Tamil ► Senkeezhnelli.

Folk ► Laal-bhui-aamlaa, Hazaar-mani.

Physalis peruviana Linn. 483

The leaf and stem gave flavonoids— quercetin, astragalin, quercitrin, iso-quercitrin and rutin; Me-brevifolin-carboxylate and tri-dehydrochebulic acid.

salin B and F have been isolated from the ethanolic extract of the whole plant. Both physalin B and F are reported to inhibit the growth of several human leukaemia cell systems.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Learn what you can do with herbs! How to Plant, Grow, and Cook with Natural Herbs. Have you always wanted an herb garden but didn't know how to get started? Do you want to know more about growing your own herbs in the privacy of your home and using them in a variety of cooking?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment