Gale Of The Wind

Gale Of The Wind Plant Information

Gale Of The Wind grows in the following 1 states:


Phyllanthus niruri is a widespread tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas, known by the common names gale of the wind, stonebreaker or seed-under-leaf. It is a relative of the spurges, belonging to the Phyllanthus genus of Family Phyllanthaceae.

Common names for Phyllanthus niruri include chanca piedra in Spanish, bhumyamalaki in Ayurveda, sampa-sampalukan in Tagalog, and quebra-pedra in Portuguese. The herb is known as nela usiri( ) in Telugu, keezha nelli (, an abbreviation of -, meaning 'berry under') in Tamil, nela nelli( ) in Kannada,keezhar nelli in Malayalam . It has many other common names in assorted languages, including dukong anak, dukong-dukong anak, amin buah, rami buah, turi hutan, bhuiaonla, and meniran hijau (in Indonesia), Obukoko in Urhobo language, Nli-ndulie in Ukwani language in Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.
It grows 50-70cm (20-28in) tall and bears ascending herbaceous branches. The bark is smooth and light green. It bears numerous pale green flowers which are often flushed with red. The fruits are tiny, smooth capsules containing seeds.
Phyllanthus niruri is an important plant of Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine in which it is used for problems of the stomach, genitourinary system, liver, kidney and spleen.
P. niruri has been investigated for its potential medicinal benefits, especially in terms of blocking kidney stone formation and anti-hepatitis B activity. However, there is insufficient scientific evidence of its effectiveness; a Cochrane review concluded there is "no convincing evidence that phyllanthus, compared with placebo, benefits patients with chronic HBV infection."

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