Before you pull this weed out of your garden you might want to know this.
Phyllanthus urinaria or Chamberbitteris is a common weed.
It also known as gale of the wind, seed-under-leaf and stonebreaker in other countries. The lower part of the leave’s stem has berries. Phyllanthus has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years and has a wide number of traditional uses including internal use for jaundice, gonorrhea, frequent menstruation, kidney stones and diabetes and topical use as a poultice for skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness. A plant leaves extract is reported to be strongly diuretic. In folk medicine the plant sap is applied to treat skin bruises, sores and ulcers when mixed with base oil, the fresh roots are taken against jaundice.
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