Never a day goes by that I don't use this as my pain reliever. Ibuprofen is bad on asthmatic's and the rest of the over-the counters doesn't do it for arthritis pain, including prescription's.
Here’s a perfect example of a plant that would be beneficial in healing serious diseases. Chanca Piedra it’s an example of a highly beneficial medicinal plant that deserves of much more research that has been done in other countries. It has its typical problems when working with a complicated, chemically rich plant. Unless a major (and well-funded) pharmaceutical or research company can isolate a single, patentable chemical (or can come up with a patentable extraction process that actually works as well as a simple water extract) to justify the high cost of research, chanca piedra probably will remain in the "unproven herbal remedy" category. Who’s going to fund such studies? There just aren't enough non-profit dollars or government grant funds available to fund research on natural plant extracts that can't be patented." It’s a perfect example that Mother Nature is infinitely a better chemist than man. Natural herb continues to work better than any man-made chemically altered (and patentable) extracts.
It has applications for kidney stones and gallstones, cellular and liver protection, hypertension and high cholesterol, cancer prevention, and its pain-relieving and antiviral effects, it is gaining in popularity on many continents as an effective herbal remedy. It's also important to note that in all the research published over the last 20 years, no signs of toxicity or side effects have been reported in any of the human or animal studies, even in acute or chronic use.
Properties: This is Documented by Research in European Studies;
Analgesic (pain-reliever), antiulcerous, antibacterial, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), antilithic (prevents and eliminates kidney stones), antimalarial, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antispasmodic, antiviral, contraceptive, diuretic, gastrototonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric system), hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), uterine relaxant (do not take if pregnant), anti fertility...there’s so much more.
Other Properties: Documented by Traditional Use
Anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser, carminative, detoxifier, diaphoretic (promotes sweating), febrifuge (reduces fever), laxative, menstrual stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body systems), vermifuge (expels worms and a good parasitic herb)
Remedy for eye disorders diseases, lack of milk production, menstrual disorders, ringworm, TB, Tumors abdomen, warts, vaginal discharge, warts, renal disorders, kidney problems, urinary track infection, prostatitis, gonorrhea, venereal disease and malaria.
Traditional Remedy: A standard herb infusion or weak decoction is prepared as the traditional remedy. Depending on what it's employed for, 1-3 cups are taken daily. Prevention and health maintenance dosages for kidney stones are reported by practitioners to be 1-3 cups weekly while 3-4 cups daily are used to expel existing stones.
Some pharmacies in Brazil and South America sell concentrated fluid extracts or water/glycerin extracts. Depending on the concentration of the extracts, 2-6 ml are taken 2-3 times daily. Since most of the active chemicals are water soluble (and broken down during digestion) 2-3 g in tablets or capsules twice daily can be substituted if desired. Alcohol tinctures have not been traditionally used with chanca piedra (as the more fragile, water-soluble plant chemicals and sterols are thought to be damaged in alcohol). For additional information see instructions for preparing infusions, decoctions and extracts.
Dr. Baruch Blumberg reported that chanca piedra could clear up the chronic carrier state of Hepatitis B in 1988, it was a big deal. Dr. Blumberg was the winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize for discovering the HBV antigen in the first place. This led to the discovery that HBV was the primary cause of liver cancer and initiated the development of HBV vaccines. Helps with HIV, Sarcoma, and Leukemia viruses.
Doctors in Brazil in medical school educate new doctors about the ability to treat kidney stones with this remedy.
In 1999 in vitro study Chanca Piedra extract exhibited the ability to block the formation of calcium oxalate crystals (the building blocks of most kidney stones) and aids in the prevention of urolithiasis. It has been reported to facilitate bladder calculi. (Urinary relaxant effect) It reduces the excess of uric acid and increases urination.
Peru’s study found it to be successful in eliminating stones within a week or two. Gallstone increases bile secretions and lowers blood cholesterol levels in rats.
Studies as far back as 1929 in India, they produce a tablet called Punarava and sold as a diuretic there.
Pain Relief: Three studies report seven times more potent as a pain-reliever than aspirin or acetaminophen. (Published 2000)
Liver: Phyllanthin + hypophyllanthin in rats protected liver damage induced by alcohol and normalized a “fatty” liver, chemical liver toxins, chronic hepatitis and jaundice return to normal in 5 days. (British Studies) It also increased life span in rats and lowered tumor growths from mutating.
Helped in bone marrow and radiation in mice induced by chemicals.
Chanca Piedra has been documented with female anti-fertility effects in one mouse study (the effect was reversed 45 days after cessation of dosing). While this effect has not been documented in humans, the use of the plant is probably contraindicated in women seeking pregnancy or taking fertility drugs. This effect has not been substantiated sufficiently to be used as a contraceptive, however, and should not be relied on for such.
Standard Dosage expels stones kills bacteria Whole herb supports kidneys treats malaria Infusion: 1 cup 2-3 times daily increases urination prevents mutation Fluid Extract: 2-4 ml 2-3 relieves pain reduces fever times daily protects liver mildly laxative Capsules: 1-2 g twice daily detoxifies liver expels worms reduces spasms reduces inflammation kills viruses clears obstructions aids digestion reduces blood sugar lowers blood pressure lowers cholesterol
I hope I've made a point on why I would not go a day without the used of this herb ...drug companies nor the government are interested in getting anyone healthy at the risk of their profits. Health cost such as hospital care and all medical costs to get well are skyrocketing out of site for the lower middle class on down to the poor. We need good common sense remedies to keep us well with no side effects.
Raintree Nutrition Carson City NV and others sell it by bulk online that has been shipped from Peru. Do your own research for further on suggestion of how to take it. There is 500 species. I make up my own formula's even with this one. I will give you a hint on the two herbs that compliment this herb and make it more effective with a donational cost for postage. Sherm197@comcast.net. You've already recieved a bit of my best pages to my book for free, but all is not here. Thanks (READ OPENING - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED!)