In Tamil Language this herb is called as Keezha Nelli(Binomial Name: Phyllanthus Amarus or Phyllanthus Niruri) and it is called stonebreaker or seed-under-leaf in English. It is an important plant in Siddha Medical System and it has been used as a best Siddha medicine for jaundice for the past 2000 years. It has attracted the attention of researchers around the world due to its hepato-protective (liver-protecting) properties. It is also used for other Siddha medicinal preparation to treat problems related to the stomach, Urinary system, kidney and spleen.
It is commonly found in Tamil Nadu in South India, as well as in the China, Peru, and other South American tropical regions. It has rich source of calcium and has other minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and chromium. It also contains contain protein, lipid, ash, fiber and carbohydrate.
Some of the many benefits of Keezha Nelli (Powdered Leaves or Aqueous extract of whole plant) include:
Ant-Bacterial – Treat prostate problems
Increases the secretion of insulin, helps in reducing excessive blood glucose levels
Increases glucose absorption and fatty acid oxidation and improves insulin sensitivity
It can help to strengthen your immune system and increase your body's fighting power against infection
Due to its immune system stimulant properties, It seems to help prevent opportunistic infections in cases of HIV and AIDS
It has the potential to help cure HIV.
Helps in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Cures bowel problems due to its high anti-inflammatory properties
Balances hormones in women, controls menstruation pain and bleeding
Good remedy for urinary diseases
Helps to remedy fatty liver
Helps to treat Urinary Tract Infections
Used in treatments for skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness
Used to treat cough, asthma and other bronchial infections
It helps to reduce uric acid and increase urination.
It helps in restricting growth of hepatitis B virus found in blood stream
Reduces body heat
Reduces the amount amounts of calcium oxalate in the kidneys which often contributes kidney stones
Reduces blood pressure and improves blood circulation
The above information is to share the knowledge of Traditional Siddha Herbs and do not serve as a medical advice.