Recognisable by the florets (balls) -actually seeds growing underneath the leaf
I’ve been really crook with the flu and even Propolis hasn’t helped. A friend who is staying at the moment went outside to the lawn and picked some good old phylanthus that we know as Stonebreaker that we sell mainly for breaking up kidney stones. I also know a lady that had liver cancer and she said it kept her alive.
My friend says this of phylanthus, Stonebreaker:
“It appears everywhere as a weed. I had tried it as a powder and found it wasn’t very effective. I couldn’t feel anything from it. I went up to Cairns and it was growing absolutely everywhere, you couldn’t go 10 metres without seeing it. I ate it for about 6 weeks. You can feel it working straight away; it makes you really thirsty, it flushes your system and is a diuretic.
I knew it was good for stones etc. then I looked it up on the internet to learna bit more about it. I was at a friend’s place who had it growing in his cactus plants. He was pulling it out and I said “you should be eating that!” and told him it was called phylanthus.
He looked it up on the net and it had pages of listed benefits on the site he pulled up. I didn’t know it is good for cancer; it said it is an immune stimulant, helps white blood cell count, bone marrow, interleukin and leucocytes, and co-ordinates your immune system like ginger does. It is an anti-inflammatory, it stops metastisising, it’s hepatoprotective (stops damage to the liver) for toxins, and it gets rid of really deep seated infections like hepatitis B, AIDS, syphilis, the ones that retreat into your nervous system and your immune system can’t really get them. There is quite a lot of research on it for Hepatitis B and AIDS.
There’s also been a lot of research done into it to use for diabetes. In Cairn’s they have it growing in hedges outside supermarkets, it’s everywhere!
I was wanting to eat it all the time, but was wondering where I would find it, and there it was in the car park of the airport, where I had my first dose! At my son’s place it was growing out of his pot plants. Everywhere I went I’d never seen it down here though (Northern NSW). I spent 6 weeks up north, and when I came home it was outside the back door! “
“It sounds like we human beings should be eating it!” The fresh taste is not too bad. It also clears out your liver ducts. Researchers have been trying to work out what the chemical basis of its actions are, since the 1970’s. There are lignans and a special alkaloid. It kicks arse! It makes you really thirsty after a while. A few times I was a bit dehydrated when I ate it .
Tribulus is Bindis! Once at the Channon I was eating Bindis all day and the chick across the aisle from me started looking better and better! She must have felt it from across the road, she came over to talk to me!
I think just as the seeds are forming, when they are stick succulent and not prickly, is when it is the strongest.
The phylanthus has an upright woody stem and looks a lot like the sensitive plant folding its leaves up at night. So many people will have it outside their door and in their garden!”