InterPlexus Ayush Herbs Livit 1 - 90 Vegetarian Capsules InterPlexus Ayush Herbs Livit 1 is a standardized extract of Phyllanthus amarus, which supports the liver. Traditionally, this herb has been used to support the liver, the skin, and the gastrointestinal tract. Phyllanthus amarus is a perennial herb found in Central and Southern India and in Ceylon. This plant, also known as Phyllanthus niruri, is one of a variety of Phyllanthus species that is used medicinally in that part of the world. Traditionally, Phyllanthus amarus has a wide variety of applications, with use of all parts of the plant. A decoction of the whole plant may be given in cases of jaundice, including those resulting from hepatitis B. Alternatively, a powder made from the roots or leaves may be administered for the same condition. Other indications for use of the whole plant include gonorrhea, menorrhagia and certain other genitourinary infections. Young shoots of the plant are prescribed for chronic dysentery. Poultices of the plant may be used to relieve ulcers, sores, swellings and other skin imbalances. Laboratory tests dating back to the early 1970s have acknowledged the antibacterial action of several species of Phyllanthus. In studies of P.dicoideus, it has been shown that this activity is largely concentrated in the alkaloids (most notably viroallosecurine and sercurinine) present in the leaves. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can manifest itself as either acute or chronic hepatitis, but carriers of the virus may not exhibit symptoms for years, even decades. Nevertheless, carriers are at high risk of ultimately developing post-hepatic cirrhosis. The disease process in these cases is invisible, slow and inexorable. The antiviral activity of Phyllanthus amarus appears to take two forms. First, it inhibits HBV DNA polymerase, a protein necessary for replication of the virus.