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Phyllanthus niruri, also known as Chanca Piedra, Stone Breaker, and Gale of the Wind, is the world’s most beneficial plant. No other plant offers as many health benefits. This amazing herb is found in tropical rainforests and coastal areas. Popular in South America, it has 100+ identified bioactive compounds. Best known for helping to eliminate kidney stones and gall stones, it is also traditionally used in Andean medical systems and around the world to address chronic illnesses.
Phytochemically rich Phyllanthus niruri has the potential to help many body systems. It is used to support the renal system, help the immune and lymphatic systems combat viruses and bacteria, support the digestive system, and reduce stress on the pancreatic system. Used for thousands of years, it’s the subject of more than 1,600 scientific studies.
Andean and other traditional medicine systems suggest Phyllanthus Niruri may support:
- Healthy kidneys
- Healthy immune system
- Healthy water elimination
- Healthy liver
- Healthy digestion
- Healthy inflammatory response
Loose-leaf instructions: make a decoction using half an ounce of whole herb to 30oz of water. Half an ounce of whole herb measures two-thirds of a dry cup. A 500g bag will make about 90 servings.
Powder instructions: use a drip coffee filter or fill an empty tea bag with half a tablespoon of powder. This will make a strong tea with 8oz of near boiling water. Drink two to three glasses per day. A 250g pouch will make about 35 servings.
Concentrate serving suggestion: 3 grams three times a day. Mix in the non-dairy drink of your choice. For example, blend 3 grams into a smoothie, add to a large mug of tea, or dissolve 3 grams into 8oz of water.
Traditional Uses >
The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.
A decoction of the Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra, Stone Breaker) herb has been traditionally used to help eliminate kidney stones and gallbladder stones (gallstones). According to the Ayurvedic system of medicine, Phyllanthus niruri is considered cooling and anti-inflammatory. In ethnomedical systems around the world, it is thought to be effective against bronchitis, leprosy, malaria, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, herpes, and anemia, as well as to promote urinary discharge. According to the Unani system of medicine, it stimulates digestion in the stomach and is useful for sores, in chronic dysentery, and for jaundice.
Other Names >
Amli, Amali, Arranca-Pedras, Bhonya, Bhoomi Amalaki, Bhui-Amla, Bhuianvalah, Bhuimy Bhuin Amla, Bhumi Amla, Bhumy Amalaki, Bhumyamalaki, Brise Pierre, Cane Peas Senna, Cane Senna, Carry-Me-Seed, Casse-Pierre, Chancapiedra, Chanca Piedra, Chanca-Piedra Blanca, Chance Pierre, Child Pick-a-Back, Creole Senna, Daun Marisan, Derriere-Dos, Des Dos, Deye, Dukong Anak, Elrageig, Elrigeg, Erva-Pombinha, Evatbimi, Feuilles la Fièvre, Gale of the Wind, Gale-Wind Grass, Graine-En-Bas-Feuille, Graine en Bas Fièvre, Hurricane Weed, Jar-Amla, Jar Amla, Kizha Nelli, Malva-Pedra, Mapatan, Memeniran, Meniran, Niruri, Nymphanthus niruri, Para-Parai Mi, Paraparai Mi, Pei, Phyllanthus niruri, Phyllanto, Pierre de Chanca, Pitirishi, Pombinha, Punarnava, Quebra Pedra, Quebrapedra, Quinine Creole, Quinina Criolla, Quinine Weed, Rami Buah, Sacha Foster, Sasha Foster, Seed on the Leaf, Semence dans la Feuille, Shatter Stone, Shka-Nin-Du, Stone Breaker, Stone-Breaker, Stonebreaker, Tamalaka, Turi Hutan, Viernes Santo, Ya-Taibai, Yaa Tai Bai, Yah-Tai-Bai, Yerba de San Pablo
Flavonoids: rutin, quercetin, quercitrin, astragalin, catechin, isoquercitrin, kaempferol-4-rhamnopyranoside, eridictyol-7-rhamnopyranoside, fisetin-4-O-glucoside, nirurin (prenylated flavanone), gallocatechin, niruriflavone, quercetol
Benzenoids: gallic acid
Coumarins: ellagic acid, methyl brevifolincarboxylate
Lignans: phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin, niranthin, nirtetralin, phyltetralin, lintetralin, linnanthin, isolintetralin, 2,3-desmethoxy seco-isolintetralin, 2,3-desmethoxy seco-isolintetralin diacetate, demethylenedioxyniranthin, nirphyllin, phyllnirurin, cubebin dimethyl ether, urina tetralin
Tannins: repandusinic acid, geraniin, corilagin
Sterols: betulic acid, stigmasterol, stigmastanol, beta-sitosterol, cucurbitacins, and plantainoside B
Triterpene: limonene, p-Cymene, lupeol acetate, lupeol, phyllanthenol, phyllanthenone, phyllantheol, 3,7,11,15,19,23-hexamethyl-2Z,6Z,10Z,14E,18E,22E-tetracoshenen-1-ol
Alkaloids: norsecurinine,4-methoxy-nor-securinine, nirurine
Lipid: ricinoleic acid
Other Actives: beta-glucogallin, 1-O-galloyl-6-O-luteoyl-α-d-glucose, niruriside, triacontanal, tricontanol
Possible Side Effects >
No documented side effects or negative interactions are associated with the consumption of Phyllanthus niruri. If pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.
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