Sanskrit name: Bhumyamalaki
Botanical name: Phyllanthus Niruri
Habitat: Chanca piedra is a small erect annual herb growing up to 30 to 40 centimeters in height and is indigenous to the rainforests in the Amazon and other tropical areas including the Bahamas, southern India and China.
- Rasa (taste): bitter, astringent, sweet
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
- Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for pitta and kapha, may aggravate vata in excess
Bhumyamalaki is an ancient ayurvedic herb. It helps in the regulation of blood sugar level and kidney related disorders.