What Are the Benefits of Chanca Piedra?
Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) is a plant from the rainforest that has provided naturopaths with a powerful, plant-based ally for supporting bladder, kidney, gallbladder, and liver health. Traditionally, chanca piedra is viewed as a health supplement that promotes the liver’s normal function by aiding its detoxification efforts to purge harmful substances.
Chanca Piedra used for Gallstones, and Kidney Stones
Chanca Piedra has been used by the indigenous peoples for generations to support the elimination of gallstones and Kidney Stone. In Ayurvedic medicine, chanca piedra is thought to hold the most promise against kidney stone formation. Although long-term randomized clinical trials are necessary to confirm therapeutic properties, some preliminary studies suggest chanca piedra may discourage in the gallbladder and kidneys and, indeed, have potential to provide defense against kidney stones. A 2002 study found that chanca piedra stimulates bile secretion of the liver. Extra bile helps the digestion process, this benefits nutrient absorption, as well as waste elimination. In fact, we are so convinced of the benefits of chanca piedra for #KidneyHealth, #GallBladder
Chanca Piedra and the Liver
Traditional Chinese medicine has always cited chanca piedra as a herb that supports #LiverHealth.
Antioxidant Activity of Chanca Piedra
Chanca piedra has been evaluated for antioxidant activity and its response to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. The high phenolic content of chanca piedra has shown antioxidant activity, which has been found to support balanced blood sugar and normal blood pressure. This has created excitement about the potential of chanca piedra during times of distress. In one study researchers noted that chanca piedra engages an enhanced antioxidant defense system