Phyllanthus amarus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
carry-me-seed
Phyllanthus amarus

Medical use

Economic importance of Phyllanthus amarus

Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay

Biological activities

5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Adrenocorticotrophic
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Allelochemic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Analgesic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
AntiHIV
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
AntiMS
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Antiallergic
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antibacterial
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Anticancer
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Anticapillary-Fragility
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Anticataract
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antidementia
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiedemic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antielastase
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antifeedant
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Hypophyllanthin found in Branches (270 ppm);found in Shoot (59 ppm);found in Stem (160 ppm);found in Root (100 ppm);found in Fruit (1810 ppm);found in Leaf (2710 ppm)
Phyllanthin found in Branches (670 ppm);found in Fruit (5100 ppm);found in Leaf (7090 ppm);found in Shoot (262 ppm);found in Stem (580 ppm);found in Root (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Antimalarial
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antinephritic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antioxidant
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiparylytic
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antipurpuric
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiradicular
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiseptic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antithrombogenic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antitumor
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiulcer
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Antiviral
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Apoptotic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Astringent
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Candidicide
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Capillarigenic
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Capillariprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Catabolic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Choleretic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Diaphoretic
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Diuretic
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Hepatomagenic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Hypotensive
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Insecticide
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Insectiphile
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Juvabional
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Larvistat
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Mutagenic
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
PAF-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Pesticide
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Securinine found in Leaf (210 ppm)
Piscicide
Phyllanthin found in Branches (670 ppm);found in Fruit (5100 ppm);found in Leaf (7090 ppm);found in Shoot (262 ppm);found in Stem (580 ppm);found in Root (120 ppm)
Protein-Kinase-Inhibitor
Amariin found in Shoot (1000 ppm)
Protisticide
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Elaeocarpusin found in Shoot
Furosin found in Shoot
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Isoquercitrin found in Shoot (122 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Vasodilator
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Vasopressor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Corilagin found in Shoot (351.3 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Shoot (865 ppm)
Geraniin found in Plant ;found in Shoot (10270 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (1378 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-6-di-galloyl-glucopyranose Shoot 19
4-o-galloyl-quinic acid Shoot
Amariin Shoot 1,000
Amariinic acid Shoot
Amarulone Plant
Corilagin Shoot 351.3
Elaeocarpusin Shoot
Epibubbialine Leaf 100
Furosin Shoot
Gallic-acid Shoot 865
Gallocatechin Shoot 67.5
Geraniin Plant
Shoot 10,270
Geraniinic acid Shoot
Hypophyllanthin Branches 270
Shoot 59
Stem 160
Root 100
Fruit 40 1,810
Leaf 2,710
Isobubbialine Leaf 120
Isoquercitrin Shoot 122
Norsecurinine Leaf 180
Phyllanthin Branches 670
Fruit 170 5,100
Leaf 7,090
Shoot 262
Stem 580
Root 120
Phyllanthine Leaf 260
Phyllanthusiin d Shoot 162
Repandusinic acid b Shoot
Rutin Shoot 1,378
Securinine Leaf 210
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]