Phyllanthus niruri - plant growing in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Stone breaker have been used in folk medicine for different health conditions for centuries. 
Phyllanthus niruri have been used in folk medicine for different health conditions for centuries. In Peru this plant is called Chanca Piedra that translates as a “Stone Breaker”. Phyllanthus niruri has a long history of use in the treatment of liver and gallbladder diseases, kidney and bladder problems, gastro-intestinal disorders, intestinal parasites and diabetes. 
The phytochemical studies have revealed that Stone breaker contains several active compounds such as lignans, phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes, coumarins, glycosinoids, tannins and phenylpropanoids. The extracts of Phyllanthus niruri have a wide range of pharmacological activities like antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, spasmolytic, anticancer, antiplasmodial, hypolipidaemic, hypoglicemic and diuretic. [1, 2, 3]
Stone Breaker has been used as a traditional medicine by the indigenous peoples of the Amazonian rainforest for at least 2000 years to cure digestive and urinary tract problems, infections and inflammations, menstrual irregularity, and many other illnesses. The plant is also used in traditional Auverdic medicine for treatment of liver and gallbladder diseases, kidney and urinary system disorders, stomach problems and reproductive system maintenance.
Phyllanthus species are distributed in the Peruvian Amazonian rainforest and other tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world.
1. Kamruzzamn, H., etal. A review on ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Phyllanthus niruri. J. Med. Plant. Stud. 2016; 4(6): 173-180.
2. Lee NY, Khoo WK, Adnan MA, et al. The pharmacological potential of Phyllanthus niruri. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2016 Aug;68(8):953-69. doi: 10.1111/jphp.12565.
3. Kaur N, Kaur B, Sirhindi G. Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Phyllanthus niruri L.: A Review. Phytother Res. 2017 Jul;31(7):980-1004. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5825.