Phyllanthus virgatus Medicinal Uses

Phyllanthus virgatus G. Forster

In this article we will discuss about the Phyllanthus virgatus:- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English names: Virgate leaf-flower
  • Tamil name: Patar nelli
  • Hindi name: Bhui aonla

Scientific name

  • Name: Phyllanthus virgatus G. Forster
  • Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
  • Synonyms: Phyllanthus filicaulis, Phyllanthus simplex

Phyllanthus virgatus Medicinal Uses

  • The leaves are crushed and mixed with buttermilk to make a lotion for children against itching.
  • The whole plant is used to treat infantile malnutrition caused by intestinal parasites.
  • The fresh leaves, flowers and fruits, combined with cumin seeds and sugar, are made into an electuary which is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea.
  • The leaf juice is used to treat Jaundice and Diabetes.
  • The whole plant is used as an antiseptic and antiinflammatory agent.
  • The plant extract is used to treat high fever.

Virgate leaf-flower Photos

Virgate leaf-flower

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