Bhumyamlaki


Bhumyamalaki

Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus amarus Schum & Thonn. Syn P niruri) plant is known in Sanskrit as Bhumyamalaki. The whole plant is useful since its every part shows potency and good action. 

Bhumyamalaki is a well-known hepatoprotective herb provided by nature. It is considered as a powerful rejuvenator by Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine.

Herb - Bhumyamalaki
Rasa (Taste)Madhura,Tikta, Kasaya
Virya (Energy)Cooling
Vipak (Post-digestive effect)Sweet
Guna (Quality)Light, Dry(rukha)
Doshic EffectBalances k-P

Health Benefits.

Liver disorder

Bhumi Amla is one the best herbs for managing liver problems like swelling in the liver, jaundice and weak liver function. Bhumi Amla not only helps in liver detoxification but also helps in nourishment due to its properties of Rasayana (rejuvenating) and Pitta balancing.

Hair health

Bhumi amla helps to regrow hair and control hair loss. It is also helpful in male pattern baldness caused due to male hormone imbalance.

Urinary disorders

Bhumi Amla juice is good for reducing Urinary infections due to its antibacterial and diuretic properties. This helps increase the production of urine and manages urinary disorders. Bhumi amla also known as stone breaker is good for reducing the risk of kidney stones. 

It increases urinary excretion of magnesium and potassium and reduces urinary oxalate in patients with hyperoxaluria. Consumption of Bhumi amla also helps in reducing urinary calculi.

Heal stomach ulcers

Bhumi amla helps prevent stomach ulcers by reducing gastric acid secretion. It also has antioxidant property and protects gastric cells from damage.

Diabetes

Bhumyamalaki is of great use in metabolic health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and others which origin from disturbed liver functions.

Dosage and side effects (only after consultation with an ayurvedic doctor)

Part used - Whole plant, root

Dose - Powder - 3-5 gm, Paste - 5-10g

 A high dose can cause diarrhea due to its laxative (improves bowel movement) property. Bhumi amla has blood sugar lowering properties, so monitor your blood sugar level while using Bhumi Amla if you are already taking antidiabetic medicines.

References

  1. https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-health-benefits-of-phyllanthus-89497.

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