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Alternative Names

Arranca-Pedras, Amli, Bhoomi Amalaki, Bhonya, Bhuianvalah, Bhui-Amla, Bhuimy Amali, Bhumi-Amla, Bhumy Amalaki, Bhuin Amla, Brise Pierre, Bhumyamalak, 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, Niruri, 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

Phyllanthus Species

Why Do People Use Chanca Piedra?

The oral preparations of (Chanca piedra), like chanca piedra powder, or chanca piedra tea 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.

Is It Safe To Use?

Regarding safety of chanca piedra, there is lack of authentic information available. In Breast Feeding and Pregnancy - Phyllanthus species chanca piedra tea 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.

How Chanca Piedra Works?

There are variety of characteristics in Phyllanthus species 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.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Chanca Piedra?

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

How Chanca Piedra Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Supplements & Herbs causing Hypoglycemia - By using combination of chanca piedra powder or chanca piedra tea 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 species and anti-diabetic drugs is moderate so be careful of this mixture. This is due to the hypoglycemic effects of chanca piedra. Lithium - 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 Tests?

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

How Chanca Piedra Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

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

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Chanca Piedra?

ORAL - 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. For chanca piedra tea use 1 teaspoon of chanca piedra powder per cup of boiling hot water let steep for 10 minutes.


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

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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