Bhu Amlaki: Medicinal Uses, Formulations, Contraindications

Scientific Name: 

  • Phyllanthus niruri. 

Local Names:

  • Bengali: Bhui Amla
  • Gujrati: Bho Ambla
  • Sanskrit: Tamli, Tamlaki. 
  • Tamil : Fizakai-nelli
  • Hindi: Potal Ambra 
  • Kanadi: Arunerlli
  • Marathi: Bhuambli
  • Telugu: lelbucibikchetto. 

Interesting Facts:

  • It is a small plant with an average height of 8 inches. 
  • Leafs looks like the Leafs of Amlaki.
  • Flower blossoms in the end of rainy season. 
  • It is seen all over the India mainly North India. 
  • Fruits are rounded and small in size. 
  • Fruits come with the winter. 

Medicinal Uses;

  • Juice of the roots with honey is very effective in the hiccup. 
  • It is called as netra-beth-hara means it relives the eye ache. It is used for the treatment red eye, conjunctivitis, swelling of eye lids. 
  • Juice of the leafs is very much effective in dysentery and abdominal discomfort. 
  • It is good for the treatment minor cuts and skin infections. 
  • It is good for the treatment paronychia. 
  • It is good for the treatment of Jaundice or all kinds of Hepatitis. 
  • It is used for the treatment infected and untreated wounds or secondary infections.
  • It is used for the management of pain related to fractures. 
  • It is good as a general tonic. 
  • It is good for the treatment fatty liver. 
  • It is used for the treatment of fever.  


  • Cap. Bhumyamlaki 
  • All most liver  tonics contains Bhumyamlaki. 


  • No known contraindications. 
  • Safe for use by pregnant women and children. 
  • Lactating mothers can also use it. 

Side Effects:

  • No known side effects. 

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