Common names:

Chanca piedra, Phyllanthus niruri.


Traditional uses of Chanca Piedra:

Chanca Piedra has the following properties:

  • antimicrobial, including Babesi,– antiviral,– protective to liver,
  • detoxification,
  • affects relaxation of the urinary and biliary tract muscles, thus helping to release stones from the body,
  • helpful in inflammation of the kidneys, urinary tract, kidney stones and gout,
  • helpful in case of gastrointestinal problems.



Chanca piedra should not be used in pregnant or breast-feeding women. The use of herbs should be consulted in case of people taking blood thinners. Chanca pierda reduces blood sugar, so you should check the level of sugar in people who take medicines to lower the sugar level.


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