Botanical Name: Phyllanthus amarus
A species of Phyllanthus that is native to South and Southeast Asia. Similar to Phyllanthus niruri and Phyllanthus urinaria this plant is also being used to treat hepatitis B and other liver problems. However, do not confuse this plant with Phyllanthus niruri and Phyllanthus urinaria.
- Decreased Appetite
- Stomach Ache
- Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing black catnip.
There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing black catnip during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.
Black catnip is not a "drug", the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.
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