Scientific NamePhyllanthus urinaria
Other Common Names:
Chamberbitter is a warm season annual weed plant. It is a small tropical annual herb growing up to 2 feet tall.
Leaves of Chamberbitter are alternate. They have stipules, ovate-lanceolate, and the base is conspicuously auriculate. The petioles are very short and the blades are papery, oblong or oblong-obovate or nearly linear.
Chamberbitter is used for curing blennorrhagia, diabetes, dysentery, flu, tumors, jaundice, vaginitis, against headache, fever, conjungtivitis, menstrual disorders and dyspepsia. It is used against colic, as an effective remedy to eliminate gall and kidney stones. It is also used for urinary tract infection, bladder inflammation and for other kidney and liver problems.
Flower Seed Head
Chamberbitter has greenish white flowers. A very small wart-like fruit, greenish-red, is underneath every pair of the feathered leaves.
Capsules globose, are 2 to 2.5 mm across. They are with reddish blotches and scurfy-tuberculate, fruiting sepals, styles and columella persistent.
Chamberbitter is found in most of the US.
upright and nonwoody,
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
Stem Cross Section
round or oval