Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

A tropical plant with a height of 50–70 cm, bhumi amla is often referred to as "Phyllanthus niruri". This herb is referred to as "Bhumi Amla" because it is a little plant that grows in Bhumi (land) and is typically seen during the rainy season. This plant's smooth, light green bark is in good condition. The seeds of the Bhumi Amla fruit are contained in tiny, silky capsules. Numerous and pale green in hue, the blossoms are frequently tinged with scarlet.

Bhumi Amla is also referred to as stonebreaker, chanca piedra, seed under leaves, and blast of the wind. It also goes by the names bahupatra, tamalaki, uttama, etc. All of coastal India has a temperate environment where this plant can be found.


  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Family: Phyllanthaceae
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Clade: Rosids
  • Genus: Phyllanthus
  • Species: P.niruri

Other Names of Bhumi Amla

  • Common name: Phyllanthus, Stonebreaker, gale of wind
  • Sanskrit name: Bahupatra, Tamalaki
  • Hindi name: Bhumi amla, Jangli amlai
  • Marathi: Bhui avla, Bhui amla
  • Kannada: Bhu nelli, Nelanelli
  • Tamil: Kilanelli
  • Telugu: Nela usiraka
  • Urdu: Bhumi Amla
  • Spanish: Chanca piedra

Medicinal Properties 


Hindi / Sanskrit


Rasa (Taste)

Kshaya, Tikta, Madhura 

Astringent, Bitter, Sweet

Guna (Physical Property)

Laghu, Ruksha

Light, Dry

Virya (Potency)



Vipaka (Post-Digestive Taste)



Karma (Actions)

Kaphapitta Shamaka (Reduces Kapha & Pitta dosha)

Other Properties

  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Anthelmintic
  • Appetizer
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Hypoglycemic
  • Hypotensive
  • Anti-viral
  • Laxative
  • Analgesic
  • Tonic
  • Febrifugal
  • Vermifugal
  • Emmenagogue
  • Diuretic

Health Benefits

Bhumi Amla has numerous health advantages according to Ayurveda, some of which are listed below:

  • Pandu - The herb is highly helpful for individuals who are anemic.
  • Raktapitta - Heavy periods, nasal bleeding, and other types of bleeding disorders can be helped by bhumi amla.
  • Visha - Herb that works well in hazardous environments.
  • Rochani - Bhumi Amla enhances flavor and is helpful for anorexia patients.
  • Kaphaja Kushta - The plant is helpful for all skin conditions.
  • Trushna - Not just in cases of anorexia, but also in cases of extreme thirst.
  • Shwasa - Effective herb for those with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases.
  • Daha - provides efficient solutions for burning sensation issues.
  • Kasa - Bhumi Amla is used to treat cold and cough symptoms..
  • Hidhma - provides relief from the hiccups.

Indications of Bhumi Amla

  • Liver disorders
  • Jaundice
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • All types of Hepatitis viruses like (A, B, C, D & E)
  • Malaria
  • Kidney stones
  • Gall bladder stones
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Splenomegaly
  • Urinary diseases
  • Chronic fever
  • Skin ulcers
  • Menorrhagia
  • Leucorrhea
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Liver carcinoma
  • Veneral disease
  • Hypertension
  • Cystitis
  • Prostastis
  • Cataract
  • Paralysis
  • Facial palsy
  • HIV


  • This entire plant's juice is used to treat a variety of medical ailments, including anorexia, hyperacidity, thirst, constipation, diarrhea, and dysentery.
  • The Bhumi Amla decoction is utilized to keep your liver function tests normal.
  • On an empty stomach, chew a few Bhumi Amla leaves to assist in balancing your body's doshas.
  • Bhumi Amla powder is useful for treating a number of illnesses.
  • The plant serves as a tonic for the user.
  • There are also Bhumi Amla capsules that contain the herb's pure extract. One or two capsules can be taken each day.
  • Bhumi Amla leaf paste is used to treat skin diseases.
  • Rock salt and leaf paste are combined in tiny amounts for swelling purposes. Apply this paste at night and wash with warm water in the morning.
  • For the treatment of fever, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, and other conditions, take 15 ml of Bhumi Amla juice.
  • 15-20 cc of Bhumi Amla juice should be consumed on an empty stomach for indigestion, jaundice, anemia, anorexia, and hyperacidity.
  • Malaria, typhoid, and other types of fever are all treated with fresh leaf decoction.
  • Use nasal drops made with Bhumi Amla juice for blocked noses. Put two to three drops in each nostril.
  • Blood cleansing uses a whole plant decoction. Drink 30 cc of it once every day.


  • Take 15-20 ml of juice twice a day.
  • 3 to 6 grams in powder form, depending on the need.
  • Capsules: After meals, take 1-2 capsules twice daily with a glass of water.
  • Decoction: 20–30 ml two times each day.
  • You can also consume its leaves when fasting.


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