Bhumyamalaki (Stonebreaker)


Bhumyamalaki Scientific Name

Phyllanthus niruri

Bhumyamalaki Other Names

English: Stonebreaker & Seed-Under-Leaf
Hindi: Bhumi amla
Sanskrit: Bhumyamalaki

What is Bhumyamalaki?

Bhumyamalaki or Phyllanthus amarus is used in many Ayurvedic formulations especially for treatment of Liver disease. This herb is an incredible anti-oxidant and works as a miracle in maintaining healthy liver function. It is one of the major ingredients of Chyawanprash. It is bitter in taste and is often prescribed in combination with other herbs in the form of powder or decoction, along with milk. It has a soothing effect on the body and is found to work wonders in treating severe liver disorders like Jaundice. Bhumyamalaki is mainly found in the Bundelkhand region of India.

Common forms of Bhumyamalaki

Powder, Leaf Juice

Bhumyamalaki is commonly used for:

  • Treating jaundice
  • Treating eye irritation/painful eyes.
  • Curing Edema/Swelling caused by water retention
  • Stopping blood haemorrhage
  • Treating chronic dysentry
  • Curing typhoid

Bhumyamalaki Dosage

Leaf Juice: 10 to 20 ml in a day
Powder: 3-6 grams in single or divided doses depending up on the severity of symptoms or as prescribed by the doctor.

Bhumyamalaki Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Large doses can cause diarrhea and stomach upsets
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant and Nursing Mothers: Not enough evidence. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Not enough evidence. But should be avoided.
Avoid taking Bhumyamalaki if suffering from Wilson’s disease, as it may increase the levels of uric acid and can cause liver damage.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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