Chanca Piedra is a Spanish name for the plant Phyllanthus niruri, and means “to break stone”. This reflects its long use as a treatment for dealing with gall bladder and kidney stones.
Phyllanthus niruri extracts have powerful muscle relaxant activities, which help to expel stones. They also inhibit the internalization of calcium oxalate crystals, which are the building blocks of kidney stones. Phyllanthus niruri has also been found to improve the outcome of shock wave therapy for kidney stones. Besides its effects on the kidney and gall bladder, it also has beneficial effects on the liver, and appears to protect this hardworking organ from various toxins and oxidative damage, as well as helping to stimulate repair mechanisms.
Chanca Piedra has been used for centuries to deal with kidney stones and gall stones, and modern clinical trials have suggested that it deals with these painful conditions extremely effectively. AOR’s Chanca Piedra provides a clinically tested dose to optimize the health of the liver, kidneys and gall bladder.
Chanca Piedra should be taken as recommended by a healthcare professional.