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Chanca Piedra

Nature’s Liver & Urinary Tract Protector

Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from kidney stone and/or gallstone problems? In fact, each year, more than one million people in the US learn they have gallstones. Overall, nearly 10% of the American population have kidney stones at some point in their lives, and another 10-15% have gallstones at any point in time. Each year, more than 300,000 people end up in emergency rooms for kidney stone problems and another 800,000 have surgery for gallstones.

Chanca Piedra for Natural Gallstone and Kidney Stone Removal

Luckily, nature has a remedy to help. For generations, chanca piedra has been used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon for the treatment and removal of gallstones and kidney stones. In fact, the name chanca piedra, as it is known in Peru, comes from its effect on kidney stones and gallstones. The literal translation is "stone breaker." It effectively softens both kidney stones and gallstones for easy passage out of the body. It is also renowned for its diuretic qualities and has been shown effective at helping relieve edema and urine retention.

Kidney Gallbladder Flush

This natural remedy has sparked the interest of researchers around the world, and since the 1960’s, over 300 studies have been carried out. The first research was conducted by Indian and Brazilian research groups, since the plant is indigenous to their areas. The Brazilian researchers summarized their research stating, "Pre-clinical and clinical studies carried out with the extracts and purified compounds from these plants support most of their reported uses in folk medicine for the treatment of a wide variety of pathological conditions."

Chanca Piedra for Natural Kidney Flush and Liver Detox

In fact, it’s so effective that, for a number of years, Jon Barron has recommended chanca piedra not only as a key component of his kidney flush formula, but also for using that formula before liver detoxing to soften gallstones before trying to pass them during the detox. It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent in the kidneys and as an antihepatotoxic to protect the liver. That is to say, it counters the effects of toxins in the liver.

Chanca Piedra for Hepatitis B Virus Treatment

Its liver-healing properties have prompted research into its benefits in dealing with the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). For many healers, based on accumulated research, the herb is considered to be the most effective, natural, non-toxic remedy for HBV. Seeing as one out of every 250 Americans is an HBV carrier, this could make a huge difference in not only treating the virus but eradicating it as well. The hope for the herb is to provide an abundantly available nontoxic alternative not only to treat the disease but, ideally, to render carriers sero-negative for the virus so they won’t pass it on to others. Perhaps even more surprising is that some studies are beginning to indicate that chanca piedra may be just as effective when it comes to dealing with Hepatitis C.

More Natural Health Benefits of Chanca Piedra

As with most natural remedies, the health benefits don’t stop there. Chanca piedra is also an antioxidant. And it has been shown to balance high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Other health issues it has been used to treat include:

  • bacterial and viral infections
  • colds and flu
  • herpes
  • HIV
  • asthma
  • bronchitis & colic
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • malaria

How to Take Chanca Piedra

Chanca piedra is available in a variety of forms, from tea and extracts to capsules and tablets. Another interesting thing to note is that there is a significant lack of side effects or signs of toxicity reported in any of the human or animal studies, even in acute or chronic use.

For more on kidney care, click here.

 

Resources:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673688924166
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11485076
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21440018
http://www.rain-tree.com/chanca-techreport.pdf
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-chanca-piedra
http://www.herballegacy.com/Thomas_Medicinal.html
http://www.ddc.musc.edu/public/symptomsDiseases/diseases/pancreas/gallstones.cfm 
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Comments

  •  
    Submitted by betty on
    September 9, 2016 - 7:19am
    ehrenberg , Arizona

    how doe s it work does know if it mineral deficiencies

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 20, 2017 - 3:29pm

    This is a must see video on natural kidney care:  Https://Jonbarron.org/Detox/Barron-Report-Kidney-Blood-Cleansing-4

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    Submitted by glenn on
    December 10, 2016 - 8:38am
    asutin , Texas

    I have calcium/oxalate stones and have been using CP to try and dissolve one.
    I took a stone that I had previous passed and soaked it in CP
    for days in pure extract form.
    It did not affect the stone at all.
    I soaked the same stone in lemon juice and it dissolved in 30 minutes.
    I have read other reviewers who did the same experiment with the same results.
    I challenge you to find a stone or fragment of a stone to test this yourself or produce a paper that proves CP does soften or dissolve a C/O stone(most common).
    The other claims are correct and it has many positive benefits.
    This needs to be clarified.

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    December 13, 2016 - 10:31am

    There are three kinds of kidney stones: Calcium stones, Struvite or infection stones, and Cysteine stones. Each is dissolved in different ways and with different ingredients. That’s why Jon Barron recommends a formula for dealing with kidney stones as opposed to a single ingredient.

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    Submitted by glenn on
    January 4, 2017 - 9:49am
    austin , Texas

    Quote:The literal translation is "stone breaker." It effectively softens both kidney stones and gallstones for easy passage out of the body.

    Research done in Brazil at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 1984 on Chanca Piedra revealed an alkaloid (phyllanthoside) in the leaves and stem with strong antispasmodic activity. It served as a relaxing agent for smooth muscles and they concluded that its spasmolytic action accounted for the efficacy of chanca piedra in expelling stones. Brazilian researchers have also discovered powerful, long-lasting pain-blocking activity in the roots.

    This is great stuff, but not for dissolving or softening any type of stone.
    Find some research that shows that CP dissolves stones.

  •  
    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 5, 2017 - 11:30am

    Yes, there is a study that says the alkaloids in Phyllanthus cause muscle relaxation of the urinary tract, potentially easing the passage of urinary stones. But there are a number of other studies that show that:

    • The toxicity of calcium oxalate is inhibited by the triterpenes of P. niruri. They, also, inhibit the markers of crystal deposition in the urinary system. 
    • Human urine contains CaOx crystals which clump in large crystals after 24 hours. When patients are treated with P. niruri, the crystals which form are not as large as in controls without treatment. 
    • There has been extensive testing of the effect of P. niruri on CaOx stones. At the very least, Phyllanthus causes the stone to be smoother and easier to pass through the urinary system.
    • P. niruri extracts inhibit the xanthine oxidase enzyme. The result is reduced uric acid levels. Phyllanthus is a good antihyperuricemic (reducing blood uric acid levels) agent because of this inhibition and uricosuric activity. Phyllanthus’ lignans and phyllanthin increase the urinary excretion of uric acid in hyperuricemic rats. 

    The bottom line is that there are numerous studies that show that Phyllanthus niruri has uric acid reducing effects by blocking the xanthine oxidase enzyme and uricosuric effects. Current studies suggest the benefit of Phyllanthus niruri in the prevention of crystal aggregation and improved stone elimination. For example:

     

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    Submitted by glenn on
    January 20, 2017 - 10:03am

    Thank you for your time and effort on this subject.
    All things discussed here are valid points for the use of CP as a preventative of stone formation throughout the body.
    I am a stone maker and have had 7 eswl's and 1 laser extraction over the last 25 years.I currently have a 1 cm stone that needs to be removed.After searching the internet for information on dissolving/softening stones I find that sellers of these products rely heavily on the ability of CP to eliminate an existing stone.This is the driving factor for sales of this product.Unfortunately, the person who is desperately trying to avoid the surgical end to this problem can easily be misinformed by these statements about dissolving/softening existing stones.I will continue to use CP as a deterrent.Thanks

  •  
    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 20, 2017 - 3:28pm

    Have you seen this video on how this works?  Https://Jonbarron.org/Detox/Barron-Report-Kidney-Blood-Cleansing-4

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    Submitted by Leo on
    February 22, 2019 - 1:13pm
    Wichita , Kansas

    I took it per chance as my mother and aunt both had gallbladders removed. I gave half the bottle to a friend who said she too, was facing gallstone/gallbladder removal. We live on an oil / gas extraction area, the crude salts stop at the gallbladder in women. She took it for a few weeks and accidentally ended up in "labor", more or less at her toilet at work. She was in immense amount of pain, then she flushed soft stool out her back end with such force she heard actual "tinks" within the toilet bowl. She was in so much pain she went to ER, naturally her boss called ambulance she was on toilet for long enough time. Next x-ray showed her stones were gone, and that she did not need surgery and she did not have to.lose her gallbladder.
    She even gave me the rest of tablets back she did not need. Now we laugh about it, and I always tell her I am sorry it happened at work.

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    Submitted by Deborah on
    December 26, 2016 - 10:55pm
    Phoneix , Arizona

    The body does not exactly work that way that a full concentrate of CP or lemon juice for that matter reaches gall stones or kidney stones in the same form in which you ingest them. What works is the way the constituents of the herb work with and interact with your body as they are digested and synthesized- which is the short answer to a complex question

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    Submitted by Wendy on
    May 6, 2017 - 10:17am
    Akron , Ohio

    I don't know about kidney stones but I take this for gallstones. If I don't take it, the attacks come back and the last one lasted for 2 1/2 days!! It was awful! But I take this religiously and I am symptom free. I truly do not want surgery unless I absolutely have no other options. The gallbladder serves a purpose and I think it is wrong that the first thing doctors say is "Remove it!". I do know surgery is an option if needed but I will continue to take this wonderful herb as long as it works. I love it and would not be without it.
    I don't know about your testing with CP as compared to lemon juice but CP works for my gallstones.

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    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 5, 2017 - 11:23am

    Yes, there is a study that says the alkaloids in Phyllanthus cause muscle relaxation of the urinary tract, potentially easing the passage of urinary stones. But there are a number of other studies that show that:

    • The toxicity of calcium oxalate is inhibited by the triterpenes of P. niruri. They, also, inhibit the markers of crystal deposition in the urinary system. 
    • Human urine contains CaOx crystals which clump in large crystals after 24 hours. When patients are treated with P. niruri, the crystals which form are not as large as in controls without treatment. 
    • There has been extensive testing of the effect of P. niruri on CaOx stones. At the very least, Phyllanthus causes the stone to be smoother and easier to pass through the urinary system.
    • P. niruri extracts inhibit the xanthine oxidase enzyme. The result is reduced uric acid levels. Phyllanthus is a good antihyperuricemic (reducing blood uric acid levels) agent because of this inhibition and uricosuric activity. Phyllanthus’ lignans and phyllanthin increase the urinary excretion of uric acid in hyperuricemic rats. 

    The bottom line is that there are numerous studies that show that Phyllanthus niruri has uric acid reducing effects by blocking the xanthine oxidase enzyme and uricosuric effects. Current studies suggest the benefit of Phyllanthus niruri in the prevention of crystal aggregation and improved stone elimination. For example:

     

  •  
    Submitted by Love on
    July 29, 2017 - 12:34pm

    Can using CP for more than a month to lower High Blood pressure be dangerous to health

  •  
    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 31, 2017 - 6:41pm

    Perhaps you should read this article on natural remedies for heart health, scroll to the bottom of this article for blood pressure (https://jonbarron.org/anti-aging/arteries-and-veins) or listen:  https://jonbarron.org/media/high-blood-pressure

  •  
    Submitted by Sodiq on
    January 10, 2018 - 5:50am
    Lagos, Nigeria ,

    I am a asthmatic patient, how use chanca piedra/ stonebreaker to treat it for myself

  •  
    Submitted by Ma'aji Mamman on
    June 9, 2018 - 2:54am
    Maiduguri ,

    A friend has told me about the health benefits. He said, he has been using it to treat so many condition and has been very effective.

  •  
    Submitted by Donna on
    October 24, 2018 - 3:37pm
    Long Island , New York

    Hi, I am wondering if this can desolve a small parathyroid tumor that is the result of high calcium? I have used it to pass a large kidney stone, a few years ago.. no surgery! Worked great! I have had one surgery 4 years ago for parathyroid already. Thank you!

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    Submitted by Shady on
    December 19, 2018 - 5:14pm
    Boise , Idaho

    How large was your kidney stone, and where was it located when you first started taking the CP?

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