Chamberbitter

Updated | 2018-11-23


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Chamberbitter


Overview

Botanical Name: Phyllanthus urinaria


Order: Malpighiales


Family: Phyllanthaceae


A species of Phyllanthus that is native to South and Southeast Asia. The “urinaris” in its botanical name come from its historical (and in some cases current) use as a treatment for kidney and urinary stones. Similar to Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus niruri this plant is also being used to treat hepatitis B and other liver problems. However, do not confuse this plant with Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus niruri.



Evidence

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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Diabetes [1]
  • Hepatitis B [2-3]
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease [4]
  • Stomach Problems [5]

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing chamberbitter.


Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing chamberbitter during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.



Interactions

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Moderate

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Potential

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Dosage

Chamberbitter 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.



Compounds
Chamberbitter compounds


The "-" means there is no information.