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Phyllanthus niruri is a herb that laboratory tests show may inhibit calcium oxalate crystal formation, protect the liver and have analgesic properties. This plant has a long history of safe use in Amazonian and Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Also known as Quebra Pedra in the Rainforest and Bhumi Amla in India
Constituents: Alkaloids, astragalin, brevifolin, carboxylic acids, corilagin, cymene, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, gallocatechins, geraniin, hypophyllanthin, lignans, lintetralins, lupeols, methyl salicylate, niranthin, nirtetralin, niruretin, nirurin, nirurine, niruriside, norsecurinines, phyllanthin, phyllanthine, phyllanthenol, phyllochrysine, phyltetralin, repandusinic acids, quercetin, quercetol, quercitrin, rutin, saponins, triacontanal, tricontanol
Actions: Analgesic, antibacterial, antihepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antilithic, antimalarial, antimutagenic, antinociceptive, antispasmodic, antiviral, aperitif, carminative,choleretic, deobstruent, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatotonic, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic,hypotensive, laxative, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.