Phyllanthus niruri, Keela Nelli, Gale of the wind

Phyllanthus niruri, Keela Nelli, Gale of the wind

Scientific Name : Phyllanthus niruri Common Name : Gale of the wind, Gulf Leaf-Flower, berry under leaf, seed-under-leaf, stonebreaker Family : Phyllanthaceae Order : Malpighiales

Phyllanthus niruri

Genus - Phyllanthus

Species - P. niruri

Type - Erect annual herb

Synonym - Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus parvifolius

Origin/Native - India

Treatement, Used for- Traditional indian medicine, cure jaundice, liver, kidney, stomach problems

Tamil Name- Keela Nelli, keelanelli

Sanskrit- bhumyamalaki

Telugu- Nela usiri

Hindi- bhuinanvalah

Bengali - Kantakari

Hindi - Kateli

Kannada - Kandankathiri, Kantankattari

Malayalam - Puttachunda, Kandakarichunda

Kannada - kirunelli

Malayalam - keezhar nelli

Flowering Season- All year round

Type- Perennial

Category- Medicinal Herb

Propagation- Seeds

Height- 2.4 feet tall

Foliage-Evergreen, smooth, elliptic-oblong

Flowers- Green, tiny

Flowering Season- Aug to September

Phyllanthus niruri-keela nelli foliage
Phyllanthus niruri keela nelli foliage

Stonebreaker or keelanelli medicinal plant
Stonebreaker or keelanelli medicinal plant

Phyllanthus niruri keela nelli fruits
Phyllanthus niruri keela nelli fruits

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Srirangam Cavery river, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India


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