Bhumyamalaki Powder (Phyllanthus Erecta)

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*Bhumyamalaki is a tender and delicate herb with powerful active nutrients to enrich liver and gall bladder. According to Ayurveda, the liver plays a significant role in filtering and cleansing all the toxins from the food and those circulating in the blood. It is known as a "Stone Breaker" in South American countries, hence used as gall bladder cleanser. While consuming one can see the cleansing effects of bhumyamalaki on the blood as the skin becomes clean and radiant. Studies show that liver is responsible for regulating hormones and bhumyamalaki can heal liver swelling and weakness of the liver. The regular intake of this herb also helps with menstrual cycles. Excess of Pitta secretions in the stomach gets balanced as the strong bitter principles help in to neutralize it.

*Benefits include promoting healthy skin, toning the female reproductive system, reduce sugar cravings, improving the gut ph balance, and reducing acidic secretions.

Suggested Use: 1/4-1/2 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.

Botanical Name – Phyllanthus Niruri, Phyllanthus Erecta
Family – Euphorbiaceae
English Name – Gale of Wind, Stone Breaker

Morphology
It is an annual herb that grows 30-60 cm in height. It is quite glabrous, the stem often branched at the base. The leaves resemble those of Amalaki but are more broad and thick. They are oblong obtuse, numerous and in pairs. The flowers are yellowish, axillary and numerous. The male flowers are 1-3, whereas female flowers are solitary. The fruits are globose, depressed capsules and the seeds are pale browns in color. There are 3-4 different varieties of Phyllanthus.

Physical and chemical properties of Bhumiamalaki
Taste – Bitter, astringent, sweet
Quality – Light to digest, dry in nature
Potency – Cold
Post Digestive effect – Sweet

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