Botanical Name : Phyllanthus Niruri.
Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Tamil – Keelanelli or Keezha nelli
Telugu – Nela Usiri
Kannada – Nela Nelli
Malayalam – Keezhar Nelli
It grows 50–70 cm (20–28 in) tall and bears ascending herbaceous branches. The bark is smooth and light green. It bears numerous pale green flowers which are often flushed with red. The fruits are tiny, smooth capsules containing seeds.
The plant is widely used for treating liver ailments such as fatty liver and Hepatitis. The anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, hepatoprotective andanti viral properties makes Keezhanelli invaluable among the medicinal herbs.