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Chanca Piedra Purchase & Information

chanca piedra powder

Alternative Names

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

Scientific Name

Chanca piedra’s scientific names are Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus niruri. Synonyms used for chanca piedra are Phyllanthus sellowianus, Phyllanthus carolinianus, Phyllanthus kirganella, Phyllanthus fraternus, Phyllanthus lonphali, Phyllanthus lathyroides, Nymphanthus niruri. It belongs to Euphorbiaceae family of plants.

Why do People Use Chanca Piedra?

The oral preparations of Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca piedra), like chanca piedra powder, are used for a number of purposes like for kidney stones, UTIs, to stimulate appetite, gonorrhea, syphilis, for malaria diseases, as an antiflatulent, blood purifier and also as a liver tonic. Chanca piedra powder is also used for gallstones, diabetes, stomachache, colic, intestinal infections, dyspepsia, dysentery, constipation, swine flu, jaundice, tenesmus, abdominal tumors, hepatitis B, venereal problems, fever, tumors, edema, as a diuretic, vaginal and urethral mucous discharge, cough, miscarriage issues, itching problems, tremors, rectitis, caterpillar stings, vaginitis, typhoid ,asthma, anemia, thirst, bronchitis, vertigo and tuberculosis.

How Safe is Chanca Piedra?

Regarding safety of chanca piedra, there is lack of authentic information available.

In Breast Feeding and Pregnancy
Phyllanthus niruri should be avoided during lactation and pregnancy.

How Effective is Chanca Piedra?

Likely Ineffective in Hepatitis B
Oral utilization of chanca piedra powder doesn’t seems to be effective for Hepatitis B treatment.

What is the Mechanism of Action of Chanca Piedra?

There are variety of characteristics in Phyllanthus niruri that include diuretic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antiviral and bactericidal. Chanca piedra is consider effective for the reduction in blood pressure level and for liver protection purpose but there are no scientific evidences that can prove this fact. In vitro, the niuriside constituents may prevent from HIV-protein binding action but it may not be effective for cell protection from acute HIV infection. In insulated tissues of animal model, an extract from the associated plant like Phyllanthus sellowianus has antispasmodic reactions. According to recent studies, Phyllanthus amarus, a related species has diuretic hypoglycemic and hypotensive impacts.

Side effects of Chanca Piedra

There is no side effect reported due to the usage of Chanca piedra powder.

How Chanca Piedra Interacts with Supplements & Herbs?

Supplements & Herbs causing Hypoglycemia
By using combination of chanca piedra powder with hypoglycemic causing supplements & herbs may helpful in blood pressure level reduction. Herbs which contain hypoglycemic effects include -lipoic acid, fenugreek, alpha-lipoic acid, Panax ginseng, garlic, horse chestnut, devil's claw, guar gum, Siberian ginseng and psyllium also.

How Chanca Piedra interacts with Drugs?

Anti-Diabetes Drugs
Interaction rating between Phyllanthus niruri and anti-diabetic drugs is moderate so be careful of this mixture. This is due to the hypoglycemic effects of chanca piedra.

Interaction rating between lithium and chanca piedra is moderate so be careful about this combination. This is due to the diuretic properties of Phyllanthus niruri.

How Chanca Piedra interacts with Foods?

There is no known interaction found between chanca piedra powder and various food items.

How Chanca Piedra interacts with Lab with Tests?

There is no known interaction between Phyllanthus niruri and different lab tests.

How Chanca Piedra interacts with Conditions & Diseases?

Chanca piedra powder may adversely affect the blood glucose level. Phyllanthus niruri powder may be responsible for deranged control of blood glucose after and during surgical procedures. So, patients are advised to stop using chanca piedra before two weeks of their elective surgical procedures.

What should be the Administration / Dosage of Chanca Piedra?

• Generally chanca piedra is utilized in form of tablet or capsules in a dosage of 1-2 gams twice daily.
• Many individuals also use 1 to 2 grams of powdered herb in tablets or capsules twice daily.
• Chanca piedra is also taken with ratio of 4:1 tincture in a dosage of 1-3 mL two times every day.


According to some studies conducted Phyllanthus niruri is consider to be locally grown in the West Indies. Another report from India shows that Phyllanthus niruri is a synonym for Phyllanthus amarus but these seems to be related to different species.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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