Herb Library: Natural Herbs and Herbal Supplements Directory: Phyllanthus Niruri


Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus Niruri


This fact sheet provides basic information about Phyllanthus Niruri. Phyllanthus Niruri is an herb that grows in tropical areas like the rain forests of the Amazon, Bahamas, China and Southern India.

Common Names

Stonebreaker, Chanca Piedra, Quebra Pedra

Latin Names

Phyllanthus niruri

What It Is Used For

  • The plant has long been used as an herbal remedy for urinary calculi, and has been shown in modern medical research studies to reduce the risks of stones in individuals prone to the condition.

How It Is Used

All parts of the plant exhibit medicinal properties.

What the Science Says

  • Research on the plant continues to determine if it has any other beneficial effects.

Side Effects and Cautions

  • None well documented.


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