Bhumi Amalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), also known as "stonebreaker," is a small herb that is commonly found in India, China, and Brazil. It has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine for various purposes, including liver and kidney health, digestion, and skin conditions.
Studies have shown that Bhumi Amalaki has potential health benefits due to its various active compounds. Here are some of the potential health benefits:
Liver health: Bhumi Amalaki has been found to have hepatoprotective properties, meaning it can help protect the liver from damage. It has been shown to reduce the levels of liver enzymes, indicating improved liver function (Gupta et al., 2005).
Kidney health: Bhumi Amalaki has diuretic properties, which can help improve kidney function and prevent the formation of kidney stones. It has also been shown to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections (Kumar et al., 2009).
Digestion: Bhumi Amalaki has been traditionally used to treat digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, and dyspepsia. It has been found to have anti-ulcer properties, which can help treat peptic ulcers (Kumar et al., 2010).
Skin conditions: Bhumi Amalaki has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has also been shown to have antimicrobial properties, which can help treat acne (Lima et al., 2013).
Overall, Bhumi Amalaki is a promising herb with potential health benefits. However, more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness and safety.
Gupta, M., Mazumder, U. K., Kumar, R. S., & Sivakumar, T. (2005). Hepatoprotective activity of Phyllanthus niruri on paracetamol induced liver damage in rats. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 98(1-2), 232-235.
Kumar, S., Malhotra, S., Prasad, S. K., & Van der Eycken, E. V. (2009). Pharmacological evaluation of Phyllanthus niruri leaves extract on norepinephrine-induced hypertension in rats. Phytotherapy Research: An International Journal Devoted to Pharmacological and Toxicological Evaluation of Natural Product Derivatives, 23(10), 1432-1435.
Kumar, A., Dora, J., Singh, R., & Yadav, R. (2010). Anti-ulcer activity of Phyllanthus niruri Linn. on gastric ulcer models in rats. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 54(1), 105-112.
Lima, A. D., Alves, R. R., Costa, J. G., & Araújo, D. A. (2013). Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities of the methanol extract of Phyllanthus niruri Linn. (Euphorbiaceae) in vitro. Journal of medicinal food, 16(10), 899-904.