Pedra/Quebra Pedra/ (Phylanthus niruri)
Usage: "kidney stones", liver disease, gallstones, gallbladder
Chanca Piedra is grown in the rainforest and has been used by Peruvian herbalist as a treatment for gallstones and kidney stones, urinary infections, hepatitis B, and antiviral applications.
is a member of the Euphorbiacae’s family including the Iterea gender.
The pharmacological properties of this plant depend on its leaves and
flowers. CHANCA PIEDRA has a great number of organic acids that after
its ingestion pass through the kidney and are rapidly filtered by the
glomerule, avoiding its re-absorption. CHANCA PIEDRA increases the solubility
of alkaline salts and help to maintain normal bacterial levels in the
uro-genital tract. The phenolic component that it has, have been identified
as a strong antioxidant. Among the phytochemical products are 3, 5,
7 trihydroxiflava-noids, astralgine, brevifoline, carboxilic acid, limonine,
lupeol, metilsalicilato, nirantine, nirtraline, nirurine, quercetol,
rutina, spoininas, etc. Clinical trials have shown that the CHANCA PIEDRA
in-fusion has an antispasmodic activity greater than papavarine. It
is also known its hepato-protector effect on the Hepatitis type B.
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