Scientific name: Phyllanthus niruri L.
Botanical Family: Euphorbiaceae
It is used to guard against acne, in amenorrhea, such as antibacterial, anti-hepatotoxic, inflammation, anti-malarial, anti-pyretic, anti-septic, anti-viral, asthma, as an astringent in gonorrhea, for biliary and urinary tract, as a carminative, healing stones, for skin diseases in renal disorders and inflammation of the liver and gallbladder, diabetes, and digestive, in dysentery, for dysmenorrhea, in dyspepsia, as a diuretic, emmenagogue, appetite stimulant, stomach disorders, yellow fever, as galactógeno in hemorrhage, hepatitis, in hydrops, against jaundice, for infections of the mouth and throat, sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and syphilis), as a mild laxative, for Nephritis, bile problems against scratch, as a tonic, in the cold, for allergic rhinitis, against salmonellosis, scabies, as a sedative, for gastrointestinal disorders and as an anthelmintic.
Traditional Use: Relieves pain, red eyes, swelling and temperature of the inflamed area.
Preparation: Crush, clean fresh plant roots and stems on a wooden table on a wooden bench, until a uniform consistency. Administration: External. Dose: Apply the substance by rubbing into the swollen areas in the morning and evening, to decrease symptoms and improve the patient’s condition. Diet: Do not be exposed to sunlight or affected or other irritants. Recommendations: Avoid contact to eyes, mouth, nose and open wounds. The preparation and use are daily.
- For diabetes
Traditional Use: Control diabetes.
Directions: Take 75 grams of the fresh clean plant without the roots; add to a litre of boiled water.
Dosage: Take three cups of the prepared treatment daily, for one month. Diet: Avoid excessive consumption of food rich in carbohydrates and fats. Recommendations: It is advisable to take the preparation during every meal, so it can regulate the concentration of glucose. The preparation and use are daily.
- For hepatitis
Traditional Use: Combat liver inflammation.
Preparation: Cook a handful of clean fresh roots in a litre of water, boil for a few minutes, cool and strain.
Dosage:Take one cup (200 milliliters) after breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week (for adults) Diet: Don’t eat: pepper, pork, butter, condiments and canned goods. Recommendations: Evaluate the improvement of the patient and be careful with secretions, because they can spread the disease. The preparation and consumption are daily.