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Chanca Piedra Information & Purchase

Also Known As:

Amli, Arranca-Pedras, Bhonya, Bhoomi Amalaki, Bhui-Amla, Bhuianvalah, Bhumi-Amla, Bhuimy Amali, Bhuin Amla, Bhumy Amalaki, Bhumyamalaki, Brise Pierre, Cane Peas Senna, Cane Senna, Carry-Me-Seed, Casse-Pierre, Chanca-Piedra Blanca, Chance Pierre, Child Pick-a-Back, Creole Senna, Daun Marisan, Derriere-Dos, Des Dos, Deye Do, Dukong Anak, Elrageig, Elrigeg, Erva-Pombinha, Evatbimi, Feuilles la Fièvre, Gale-Wind Grass, Graine En Bas Fièvre, Graine-En-Bas-Feuille, Hurricane Weed, Jar-Amla, Jar Amla, Kizha Nelli, Malva-Pedra, Mapatan, Memeniran, Meniran, Niruri, Para-Parai Mi, Paraparai Mi, Pei, Phyllanto, Pierre de Chanca, Pitirishi, Pombinha, Punarnava, Quebra Pedra, Quinina Criolla, Quinine Creole, Quinine Weed, Rami Buah, Sacha Foster, Sasha Foster, Seed on the Leaf, Semence dans la Feuille, Shatter Stone, Shka-Nin-Du, Stone-Breaker, Tamalaka, Turi Hutan, Viernes Santo, Ya-Taibai, Yaa Tai Bai, Yah-Tai-Bai, Yerba de San Pablo.

Scientific Name:

Phyllanthus niruri; Phyllanthus amarus; synonyms, Phyllanthus carolinianus, Phyllanthus sellowianus, Phyllanthus fraternus, Phyllanthus kirganella, Phyllanthus lathyroides, Phyllanthus lonphali, Nymphanthus niruri. Family: Euphorbiaceae.

People Use This For:

Orally, chanca piedra is used for urinary tract infections and inflammation, kidney stones, urethral or vaginal mucous discharge, as a diuretic, an antiflatulent, aperitif, appetite stimulant, liver tonic, and blood purifier. It is also used orally for diabetes, gallstones, colic, stomachache, dyspepsia, intestinal infections, constipation, dysentery, flu, swine flu, tenesmus, jaundice, hepatitis B, abdominal tumors, fever, pain, venereal problems, syphilis, gonorrhea, malaria, tumors, caterpillar stings, cough, edema, itching, miscarriage, rectitis, tremors, typhoid, vaginitis, anemia, asthma, bronchitis, thirst, tuberculosis, and vertigo.


There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of chanca piedra.
Pregnancy and Lactation: Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.


Hepatitis B. Taking chanca piedra orally doesn't seem to be effective for treating hepatitis B.
There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of chanca piedra for its other uses.

Mechanism of Action:

Chanca piedra is thought to have multiple properties; antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, antipyretic, and diuretic. It is also thought that chanca piedra reduces blood sugar and protects the liver; however, not all of these properties are supported by scientific evidence. In vitro, the constituent niuriside, inhibits specific HIV-protein binding activity, but does not protect cells from acute HIV infection. In isolated animal tissue, an extract from the related plant, Phyllanthus sellowianus, has antispasmodic activity. Preliminary studies in humans show the related species, Phyllanthus amarus, has diuretic, hypotensive and hypoglycemic effects.

Adverse Reactions:

None reported.

Interactions with Herbs & Supplements:

HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS WITH HYPOGLYCEMIC POTENTIAL: Theoretically, chanca piedra might have additive effects with herbs that decrease blood glucose levels. Herbs with hypoglycemic potential include alpha-lipoic acid, devil's claw, fenugreek, garlic, guar gum, horse chestnut, Panax ginseng, psyllium, and Siberian ginseng.

Interactions with Drugs:

ANTIDIABETES DRUGS Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Monitor blood glucose levels closely due to claims that chanca piedra has hypoglycemic effects.
LITHIUM Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination. Chanca piedra is thought to have diuretic properties. Theoretically, due to these potential diuretic effects, chanca piedra might reduce excretion and increase levels of lithium. The dose of lithium might need to be decreased.

Interactions with Foods:

None known.

Interactions with Lab Tests:

None known.

Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:

SURGERY: Chanca piedra might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, chanca piedra might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures. Tell patients to discontinue chanca piedra at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.


ORAL: People typically use 1 to 2 grams of powdered herb in tablets or capsules twice daily. Chanca piedra is also taken as a 4:1 tincture in a dose of 1 to 3 mL twice daily.


Older studies published in India were reportedly conducted with Phyllanthus niruri, which is thought to be indigenous to the West Indies. A report from India mentions Phyllanthus niruri is a synonym for Phyllanthus amarus; however, these appear to be different species.

General Certificate Of Analysis (COA) less manufacture date and batch number provided for different product strengths if the link is not available or manufacture date and batch number is required use the email us box to request Certificate Of Analysis (COA) emailed. Any questions about product or wholesale pricing for twenty five kilos or more. Please be sure to use product ID, Trade Name and Scientific Name.

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