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What is Chanca Piedra?
The chanca piedra is a herb that comes from tropical regions of the world, in particular the rain forests of the Amazon region. Chanca piedra is an annual plant that grows up to 50 cm in height. The chanca piedra bears small berries that resemble stones.
Chanca piedra is used for various disorders of the urinary tract including infections, pain and swelling (inflammation), kidney stones, and discharge from the urethra or vagina. It is also used for digestive tract disorders including gas, loss of appetite, stomachache, intestinal infections, constipation, and dysentery.
Some people use chanca piedra as a liver tonic and for liver problems including hepatitis B. Other uses include treating diabetes, gallstones, colic, flu, swine flu, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), abdominal tumors, pain around the rectum, fever, sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea, malaria, tumors, caterpillar stings, cough, fluid retention, itching, miscarriage, tremors, typhoid, anemia, asthma, bronchitis, thirst, tuberculosis, and dizziness.
How does it work?
It is thought that chanca piedra contains chemicals that might relieve spasms and fever, increase urine, and have activity against bacteria and viruses. It might also lower blood sugar.
As a restorative tonic use 10 to 15 drops once or twice a day in 8oz glass of water.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.