Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn.

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: Decoction with honey as a cough medicine. Infusion for dysentery and as a blood purifier (bitter tonic) to reduce blood sugar level.

Stem and Leaf: Aerial parts in a bitter infusion for a febrifuge, diuretic, stomachic and cholagogue; quinine substitute. Used by mothers after childbirth for painful womb; colic.


Origin: Native to Mexico and South America.

Pharmacological Activities: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidiarrhoeal, Antifertility, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antineoplastic, Antioxidant, Antiplasmodial, Antiviral, Diuretics, Hepatoprotective, Hypoglycaemic, Inhibition of gastric lesion, Antimutagenic, Insecticidal and Radioprotective

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn.
Término aceptado: 13-Abr-2018