Since time immemorial, humans have contemplated in developing medicines from nature. Besides social advancement, they gradually have become adept of this curative science as well. In this endeavour, nature has been our constant companion, in the form of its wide range of flora, minerals and also its fauna. Today, out of this enormous sea of resources, we have popped out anamazing principle known as Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri).

Bhumi Amla has been used for its therapeutic effect since the time of Ayurveda, usually growing in and around places mainly on either side of railway tracks or highways, generally treated among weeds.

It is a small erect annual herb that grows 30 -40 cm in height, which grows in the wild after first showers of monsoon inJharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, etc. However, it has also been reported to grow commonly in coastal areas. In India it usually grows during second week of June and starts bearing fruits up to mid July or August. It remains in the wild up to the end of therainy season. However, under safe conditions it can grow and survive upto mid- winter.

Benefits of Bhumi Amla:

This plant has been in use in medicines for about 5000 years, with no known side effects.

  1. Bhumi Amla pacifies Kapha and pitta.
  2. Promotes digestive fire (Jatharagni) and stimulates the liver, thus enhancing digestive power.
  3. Helps to check skin diseases, edema, cough, and asthma.
  4. Detoxifies the body against many poisons.
  5. Helps to catalyze the healing process.
  6. It has a known anti-viral effect.
  7. It is extremely effective in eradicating and preventing Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Learn about Bhumi Amla from Acharya Balkrishna

Bhumi Amla : A green solution towards healthy liver:

Phyllanthus niruri was found to exhibit hepatoprotective activity against drugs or toxins and this property was majorly attributed to phyllanthin and hypophyllanthin. Majority of the diseases including liver ailments are basically necrotic, where the cells get oxidized by losing electrons. Both of these compounds have immense potential as electron stabilizers for cells delivering antioxidant activity by blocking the oxidation of cells and rejuvenating them towards restoration to normal condition. Thus, medically it has been proven worldwide that regular use of this flora in proper form can not only prevent hepatic disorders

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