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5 Herbal Remedy Formulations Against Health Disorders—Immune Boosters From Phyllanthus Niruri

The author is a nature lover, focuses on the importance of natural herb, Phyllantus Niruri and it's herbal remedies for various disorders.

Phylllanthus Niruri

Phylllanthus Niruri


A person having a good immune system is considered to be healthy and fit. The immune system is nothing but the collection of cells, tissues, and organs that are working together to fight against foreign objects. The main function of an immune system is to prevent the entry of foreign substances into the body and to fight against it to protect from diseases and infections. Therefore, it becomes very important for humans to include a well-balanced diet to improve the immune system. As the climate and season changes, the resistance power of the human body also changes. A person with a good resistance power is always considered to be wealthy and a blessed one. According to traditional medicine, Phyllanthus niruri is a medicinal herb that can cure many diseases naturally.

There are many natural resources available around us through which one can boost the immune system. It can be vegetables, fruits, or herbs. Among them, one of the best medicinal plants is Phyllanthus niruri. Phyllanthus is an annual flowering plant where the entire plant can be used as medicine. This herb belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, widely found in the coastal areas. Phyllanthus plant often grows like a weed during the monsoon season. The extract of this herb has proven healing effects confirmed through many clinical studies.

Phyllanthus niruri with its fruit capsules

Phyllanthus niruri with its fruit capsules

Let us have a glance at 5 health disorders and how Phyllanthus herbs can cure these disorders.

  1. Jaundice
  2. Liver disorders
  3. Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C or Viral infections
  4. Kidney stones
  5. Stomach ulcers


Phyllanthus herbs help with digestive and intestinal issues. The extract is used to stimulate digestion, useful against intestinal sores, in chronic dysentery, and for jaundice.

Best Herbal Drink for Jaundice

  • Take 15-20 herbs with leaves and the seeds.
  • Wash and clean them in clear water.
  • Use the mixer in stir mode and ensure the plant is chopped fine.
  • Add the cleaned plant with half a cup of water into the mixer.
  • Add this mixture to one cup of boiled milk and strain it.
  • Adding jaggery and salt (without milk) is optional.
  • Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Drink it for almost 7 to 15 days.

Due to the anti-microbial property, the entire plant with the roots is consumed. Intake of such herbal drink has the power to heal jaundice naturally.

My Personal Experience

One of my friends was suffering from Jaundice and she drank the above herbal drink for around 15 days with a strict diet by consuming less spicy and oily food. During this period, the consumption of bottle gourd in the diet helped her to recover soon from Jaundice.

Liver Disorders

The herbal extracts of Phyllanthus are highly beneficial against liver disorders, including liver cirrhosis. The analysis revealed several bio-active molecules and chemical agents that belong to the polyphenolic group of compounds with well-known antioxidant properties. This was proved by the clinical test using mouse liver, indicating the protein isolated from Phyllanthus niruri protecting liver tissues and helping it to stimulate the liver tissue recovery process on its own.

Viral Infections, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B

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Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a common disease found worldwide. This herb has been proved to be beneficial against Hepatitis B and other viral infections.

Kidney Stones or Urinary Tract Stones

Phyllanthus niruri is well-known as a stone-breaker plant or sometimes called as shatter-stone. In case of a bladder infection that affects a part of the urinary tract, Phyllanthus niruri tea, extract, and powder is traditionally used to help eliminate kidney stones and gallbladder stones. It is used to support the renal system, facilitate urinary discharge, and promote healthy water elimination. Phyllanthus is used as an alternative medicine to prevent and treat kidney stones which are also known as renal calculi.

Stomach Ulcers

The Phyllanthus niruri reduces gastric acid secretion and protects the stomach, gives relief to scabies and skin sores. These skin infections can be cured by taking a bath using a ground paste of the herbal shoots with salt.

Key Points

  • Phyllanthus niruri is a green herb that grows approximately 20 cm to 70 cm tall.
  • It bears a small lump of the fruit capsule containing seeds underneath the leaves.
  • Its unripe green fruits resemble gooseberry but tiny in size and grow beneath the leaves and hence the name, Keezharnelli.
  • This herb usually grows like a weed, in gardens, waste-lands, and in moist places.
  • According to Ayurveda, consumption of Phyllanthus niruri plants with the root, leaves, fruits, and in the form of the whole plant in the diet, can cure many diseases naturally.

Tips to Use Phyllanthus Extracts in Our Diet

  • Consume one cup of Phyllanthus fresh leaf decoction daily.
  • Mix the dried powder of the Phyllanthus plant with milk or buttermilk and drink it every day.
  • One can simply chew the raw, fresh leaves of Phyllanthus niruri every day.

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Despite growing without much effort in terms of cultivation, but having numerous medicinal properties, ‘Keezharnelli’ or Phyllanthus niruri can cure a major disorder efficiently at home. As per the recent research on viral infections, to boost the immune system and to fight against viruses, daily intake of Phyllantus niruri in our diet, especially in the form of decoction can really help a lot. But remember, there is a great saying, “too much is too bad”, use everything in a limited form to get more benefits. Let us live a healthy and vibrant life by not vandalizing away such wild medicinal herbs, instead, grow more and make use of the herbal gifts given to us by nature.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Sneha Bhat


Sneha Bhat (author) from India on July 20, 2020:

Thank you, Mr. Murali sir for your valuable appreciation. It is nice to know that you enjoy drinking herbal tea. Yes, chewing fresh leaves are the best option to consume it. Since these herbs are easily available and are highly medicinal, we should wisely use such herbs.

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on July 19, 2020:

It is really a wonder herb to rejuvenate the liver tissues. It has a good effect on aged people. I personally had consumed about 100 ml of Phyllanthus niruri warm tea. Fresh plants have a wonderful effect. those who can tolerate mild bitter taste can chew and have a few clean leaves as such. It is a timely article for those who wish to build their health and immunity. Thank you, Ms Sneha.

Sneha Bhat (author) from India on July 19, 2020:

Thank you so much Mr. Eric Dierker sir, for spending your time and sharing your valuable comment here.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 19, 2020:

Excellent piece here. We must always be learning about our healthful plants.

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