Phyllanthus amarus Lin. Schum. & Thonn: A critical review on ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological potential
GS Deora, Manisha Nehra, Vishal Sharma
Phyllanthus amarus is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. Carry me seeds, stone breaker, gala of wind, bhumi amla and jangli amli are some common name of this plant. Ethno-botanically and pharmacologically it is an important showing antidiabetic, antioxidant, anticancerous, anti-inflammatory, antivenom hepato protective properties because whole plant is rich store house of different types of phytochemicals such as rutin, quercetin, geraniin, phylanthin, hypothylanthin, norsecurinine etc. The plant is also useful to cure various types of diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, dropsy, jaundice, intermitted fever, urinogenital and disorder. The object of this review is to compile all the informations related to ethnic, phytochemicals and pharmacological potential of Phylanthus amarus to highlight the medicinal possibilities of this plant.