Categories: My herbal garden Plant list

Phyllanthus pulcher

The full botanical name is Phyllanthus pulcher Wall. ex Müll. Arg

Phyllanthus pulcher

In Thai traditional medicine Phyllanthus pulcher is used for toothpaste as it is believed to cure toothache and various gum diseases.

Phyllanthus pulcher is also believed to be good for stomach problems and can help treat ulcers. The leaves are also used as a pain reliever and to alleviate itching and swelling.

The Flower of Phyllanthus pulcher
Leaf of Phyllanthus pulcher
Close up of Phyllanthus pulcher flower
Fresh from the farm
First label
Ready to be planted in a sunny place
Dig a hole 3-4 times the size of the root ball.
Fill some soil in the bottom and place the plant firmly on the soil, without damaging the roots.
Fill the hole with soil and give water.

References: Wikipedia,  MedThai,

Phyllanthus pulcher

Botanical name: Phyllanthus pulcher Wall. ex Müll.Arg

English name: Phyllanthus pulcher

Thai name: ว่านธรณีสาร (Varnthorlamisaan)

Family: Phyllanthaceae

Genus: Phyllanthus

Species: P. pulcher

Parts used in traditional medicine:

Leaves, roots


Phyllanthus pulcher is a scrub with small red and white and pink flowers, it can grow from 50 cm up to 1,50 meter tall.

Origin: Thailand

Range:  E. Asia to southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitats: Open forrest and riversides.

Elevations: 0- 1500 meter

Care: Prefer a sunny position in a moist but well-drained and rich soil.