Gulf Leaf-Flower

The Scientific name of Gulf Leaf-Flower: Phyllanthus Niruri

Name of Gulf Leaf-Flower in different languages:

English: Seed-under-leaf, Stonebreaker

Sanskrit: Bhumyamalaki, तमालकी Tamalaki

Hindi: हजारमणी Hajarmani, कनोछा Kanocha

Malayalam: Keezharnelli കീഴാർനെല്ലി

Plant description:

Phyllanthus Niruri – Gulf Leaf-Flower is an annual herb, slender, growing up to 80 cm tall. Leaves are pale green, stalks 0.5 mm long, elliptic-oblong, dark green. Fruits are round, tree-lobated, 1.6 to 2 mm in diameter, under the leaves, it is small and smooth. Flowering is from August to September.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of jaunties, fever, urinary disorders, kidney stones etc.

Ayurveda uses of Gulf Leaf-Flower

  1. Anti-Inflammatory: Gulf Leaf-Flower is used to reduce inflammation in the body, making it beneficial for conditions like arthritis.
  2. Skin Health: Its extracts are employed in skincare preparations, believed to treat various skin conditions and promote a healthy complexion.
  3. Digestive Aid: Ayurveda suggests it may aid digestion and help alleviate digestive disorders.
  4. Respiratory Health: It may be used to address respiratory issues and promote healthy lung function.
  5. Wound Healing: Gulf Leaf-Flower is believed to possess wound-healing properties, promoting faster recovery.
  6. Antibacterial Properties: It is thought to have antibacterial qualities, making it useful in treating bacterial infections.
  7. Antioxidant Effects: The plant may help combat oxidative stress due to its antioxidant content.
  8. Anti-Anxiety: Some practitioners believe it has calming effects on the nervous system, potentially reducing anxiety.

Always consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Gulf Leaf-Flower or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can provide guidance on proper dosage and usage based on individual health conditions.

Chemical content:

Phyllanthin, hypo Phyllanthin

How to prepare medicines:

Gulf Leaf-Flower is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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