Phyllanthus niruri L.

Gale of the wind / Kidney stone crusher

Collected in Ghana, Voucher specimen number KNUST/HMI/2014/WP006

Plant Family




P. niruri

Scientific/ Botanical Name

Phyllanthus niruri L.

Common Name

Gale of the wind, Stonebreaker, Seed-under-leaf, Kidney stone crusher

Local Name

Twi – Awommaa guwakyi

Ga Adangbe – Ombatoatsi, Ofobiokpabi

Ewe – Lume, Kpavideme

Plant Uses

Specific Uses

Active components/ Isolated Compounds/ Molecule

Sample information

Samples Available

Aerial parts


KNUST – Department of Pharmacology

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Further information


It is considered toxic when consumed at a high dose with a LD50 of 2590.95mg/kg of body weight.


K. Narendra et al., (2012)


Dr. Cynthia Danquah, Department of Pharmacology, KNUST