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Kidney Stone Remedies from Home!

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Banaba Tea

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[YEA]  10/04/2008: Melissa from Pilot Grove, MO: "I wanted to add another remedy to your list for kidney stones. I'm still not sure why this one is not getting out there to the people as quick as it should, since it is such a fast and reliable fix. So, I would like to suggest Banaba Tea.(crepe myrtle) I buy mine from the overseas, though I have seen herbal shops online in the US carry it as well. Japan, the Phillipines, and others primarily use it for diabetes control. I guess that because that is such a big deal, they tend to forget what it originally was used for by people and that was kidney stone relief and other kidney ailments. It's fast thank goodness! Not only do I use it, but many friends and family also. It's much better than the regretfull look doctors give you as they hand you pain pills and pat you on the back to say good luck when they send you home to pass one the old fashion way!

Shockingly enough, not only does it dissolve the problem stone but anyone that was sent home with a strainer will be shocked at just how much other potential stone minerals they had in their kidneys as well, when they begin seeing what looks like clumps of wet sugar in their strainer!

One word though, some care does have to be taken on where you buy it from. I have tried to save some money before and ended up with tea that did nothing for me.

Thanks, Melissa"

EC: Websites with additional information:

"Banaba leaves have been traditionally used over thousands of years in Philippines and as folklore treatment by the native Indians and more recently used by the Japanese, mostly as tea preparation. Banaba leaves and their ability to reduce blood sugar, and its "insulin-like principle" made it popular herb to be used as herbal decoction and with others in many formulations for controlling blood sugar and weight loss."

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01/07/2011: Raquel from Davao City, Philippines replies: "i had pain in my back and tried Horsetail tea for five weeks and pau d'arco tea after that for three days. My pain was releived but back again now. so I'm thinking it's kidney stones, not just kidney prob since I'm diabetic. I'll try the crepe myrtle tea or ACV and see what happens."
01/08/2011: Raquel from Davao City, Philippines replies: "cebukaw with canyan tea also works, according to my daughter in law who had kidney stones."


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[YEA]  11/17/2008: Gustavo Garza from Laredo, Tx: "Well my friends I make more kidney stones than a brick factory, and I do think that all the remedies Ive read may have some true in them. But what have worked for me is Corona Beer or Miller Highlife. These are the only two beers that I have certainly noticed help me pass my kidney stones. I drink them 2 or 3 a day before bed time to let it work overnite. and woola. It works and they taste great."

01/30/2009: Ashley from Houston, TX replies: "That's dangerous advice for someone with oxolate stones. Beer contributes to the formation of stones."
05/31/2009: ANIF from Toronto, ON, Canada replies: "Instead of Beer you could use the actual ingredients from the beer - Barley.

Consume 1 bowl of barley soup, porridge or any other barley dish in your diet and your kidney stone will flush out and will dissolve."

07/26/2009: Tammy from Eau Claire, WI replies: "According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:

Beer, soy, and sodas ALL contribute to the formation of stones. Soda is high in phosphoric acid. Other foods to avoid contain oxalate, and they are:

- Spinach
- Rhubarb
- Chocolate
- Parsley
- Beetroot
- Strawberries
- Wheat flour
- Pepper
- Nuts"
01/15/2010: Colleen from Mesa, Az replies: "depends on what kind of stone it is."
[NAY]  03/15/2011: Matt from New York, Usa replies: "I think natural cures are a joke. Ihave had kidney stones since I was 20. I am now 47 ( in two weeks). I have tried everything. The lemon juice and olive oil...... The vinegar and so on. Yet my kidney stones continue to form, continue to hurt, and continue to pass. One was too large to pass and had to be treated by lyhotrypsy and that did not work..... So they had to go in and retrive it.

I wish to GOD these remedies really worked. I am so tired of being in pain. I can't sleep, can't work properly, and can't care for my family they way I should. Kidney Stones are EVIL!!!"
03/15/2011: T from Maryland, Usa replies: "Natural remedies work for plenty of people. Not all things will work the same for all people. I'm sorry you've had no luck so far. I think you need to address the root cause of why you keep developing these in the first place. What is your diet like?"
05/01/2011: Vega1vince from Orlando, Fl replies: "Make sure your ACV is raw unfiltered, unpasterized, organic ACV. Its the mother!"
10/01/2011: Workaholic from Yorkshire, Holmfirth replies: "Dont give up on Lemon / Olive oil or the Cider Vinegar. I am alternating these to daily and using the Cola and asparagus on weekends. I shall continue until my Kidney stones have vanished. I have stopped bleeding and have passed 4 stones so far 3- 4 mm. I have one 10mm stone left to eliminate."
11/02/2012: Jason from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "If these remedies have not worked for you then you probably have the kind that only about 10% of people get. I would try 2 tablespoons of baking soda in water a day (Not Arm & Hammer there's aluminum in that kind). Your stones have formed for the opposite reasons 90% of everyone else's has. You need opposite of what everyone else needs. Or so I have read, I have read volumes tryig to get rid of mine."

[YEA]  12/15/2007: Kat from murray, ut: "beer, not drink alot, one a week. that will help break down the kidney stone. My grandma went to the doctor when she first had one, they said Beer, and it's helped ever since. even my dad does it. as well as my sister."

11/12/2008: Chops from Napier, New Zealand replies: "lol sounds like a good excuse to have a couple of beers to me"

Calcium Phosphate Stones

01/30/2013: Aj from Kansas City, Missouri: "I am 26 and have had 5 stone surgeries and I am looking for a natural remedy for CALCIUM PHOSPHATE kidney stones. I have not seen this type mentioned. I've seen the oxalate stones discussed over and over.

Anyone out there have any suggestions for this specific type of stone? It is not the most common and apparently the hardest to treat."

02/01/2013: Happy from Up The Creek In, Wv, USA replies: "AJ: This is a wild guess: you drink a lot of pepsi cola and coca cola... Which contain huge amounts of a acid called phosphoric acid. To keep you from destroying your kidney tissues due to over-acidity; the body is using a alkaline minieral, calcium, in ion-ic form, at the kidneys. To nutralize some of the phosphorus acidity. The body gets the calcium from bothe the diet and the leaching of your bones. Stones are formed when phosphoric acid meets calcium ions.

cure: stop the cola drinks, and buy some pH testing papers, and try to keep the urine at about 7. 0 pH, or so.... Thru eating and drinking mostly alkaline type foods. Test your urine twice a day to learn which foods can control the acidity of your urine.

good luck."


02/22/2013: Belle from Asheville, Nc: "I recently was told that catnip could be used at the first sign of kidney stone symptoms but was unable to find out in what form the catnip was used and the dosage, etc. Does anyone have information on this subject? From what I gather, it is very effective."

Chanca Piedra

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Chanca Piedra Cure for Kidney Stones

Chanca piedra, a plant whose name actually means "stone breaker", is an effective natural remedy for kidney stones. Find it in pill form at your local health food store or online. Take this herbal remedy as directed.

[YEA]  01/15/2013: Miles from Seattle, Washington, Usa: "Just passed my first stone. Hit with extreme pain just before thanksgiving. Doctor sent me for a CT-IVP scan to confirm stone. Found a 5 mm in ureter and gave me 50-70% chance to pass on its own. I was given Flowmax and vicoden. After several painful days, things seemed to be okay. However, I never found anything in my strainer or the toilet. A month later, I have a follow up CT and find that the stone is still there, just resting comfortabley in lower ureter.

Bummer! Urologist wants to go in there, laser it, and leave a painful stent behind. I was willing to do anything to avoid that.

Found this site, read about Chanca Piedra and decided to try it. Took the tea version (ordered from Amazon), twice/day (8 ounces or so at a time). I felt different and though not in much pain, could tell the stone was moving again. Four days later (and two weeks before my surgery), out came the stone! It was still 5mm and rather jagged, but at least is was out. I can't tell you how relieved you feel when you know you don't have to deal with it anymore.

I am convinced this stuff works. Give it a try (be careful as it can mess with your heart and heart rate) and save yourself an expensive and uncomfortable procedure."

09/26/2012: Elisa from Seville, Spain: "I went to a naturopath that commented that chanca piedra might destroy the dentin of teeth as it breaks down calcium in the body. I was wondering if maybe Bill would know if that is true.

Lots of love to all earth-cliniquers. Elisa"

09/26/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Commercial colas do dissolve the calcium in the body. I am not sure whether chanca piedra dissolves the calcium, but it is famously called as Stone Breaker.

From my folk learning it is a liver strengthener, pancreas strengthener. Chanca Piedra is a herb, so use it for the purpose you want to be healed, you will be safe.

FYI, this is a very potent herb."

09/26/2012: Roec from Los Angeles replies: "There are different forms of calcium and Chanca Pedra effects the calcium-olalate. It does not effect calcium in bone, teeth and denton. If one is still concerned, dry herb cpasules are available."
09/27/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Elisa... It is true that Chanca Piedra is a calcium channel blocker because it solublizes calcium in the body -- which is how it has gained its much-deserved reputation for ridding both gallstones and kidney stones from the body because gallstones and kidney stones contain calcium.

It is also generally true that western diets contain way too much calcium -- in the form of milk, ice cream, yoghurt, cheese etc, which can cause excess calcium problems in the body. Excess calcium in the body will also block the absoption of iodine in the thyroid gland and iodine absorption throughout the rest of the body and so this can significantly contribute to other symptoms and problems like hypothyroid, myalgia pain and loss of energy.

Chanca piedra is also well-known for its anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, lipid lowering, glucose-lowering, blood-pressure-lowering and mildly diuretic effects. CP also has strong hepatoprotective and kidney-protective effects as well. You can see all CP's other beneficial effects here:

I don't generally use Chanca piedra on a daily basis, but I do use it as a decoction on a monthly basis to help clear any excess calcium from the body and for its liver/kidney protective and reviving effects.

Also, in all the research that I've ever seen on Chanca Piedra, I have never seen any warnings stipulated about its calcium blocking effects in the body(as apart from drug contra-indications). There also seems to be no known overdose limit for Chanca piedra -- the natives in South America have been drinking it as a tonic tea for centuries."

[YEA]  09/01/2012: Jane from Dallas, Tx: "Chanca Piedra is the most effective remedy for kidney stones and ureter spasms that your money can buy! I have had serious problems with stones and spasms in the past, and now when I feel a stab in the back from a stone, or a tightening in the ureter areas, I take two droppers full, and like magic the pain and discomfort disappear. The taste is bearable -- kinda like prune juice -- and I carry a bottle in my purse at all times. Even today I had to use it, so here I am reordering and letting everyone know that this is a WONDERFUL product."

09/02/2012: Omar from Houston, Tx replies: "Please share which brand of Chanca Piedra you are using. I have 7mm calcium stone that moved and causing mild hydronephrosis. I am using "Rainforest liquid". So far stone is still there. No pain though. I have been using Chanca Piedra since 17 August. Started with just few drops and last one week full dose (10 drops) once or twice a day. Please reply or email me."
09/03/2012: Jane from Dallas, Tx replies: "I use Amazon Therapeutic Labs tincture. I would suggest doubling your dose and wait at least until you finish one bottle if not two before you make a judgement on whether it is working for you."

[YEA]  08/28/2012: C. Young from Summerville, SC: "I've had several bouts with kidney stones and went through all of the traditional therapies and treatments, including surgery. Nothing helped and I was left with an extremely large stone that was too large to pass. I did some research and discovered chanca piedra, so I ordered some. A couple months after starting a regime of taking 15 drops 2 X day, my monster stone started moving again. I dreaded the pain I knew would accompany this process and the medical bills we would be facing for treatment. To my surprise, after a few days of mild discomfort, I actually passed the stone that was "too large to pass!!" Moreover, it passed painlessly and my discomfort immediately ended. This stuff is great! I wish I had known about it years ago, as I could have saved a lot of money and avoided some horrific pain. It's the best medical investment I've ever made."

08/29/2012: Terrell from Akron, Oh replies: "I sent this stuff (Chanca Piedra) to my grandma who also had to have them surgically removed or special medication. She had a separate doctor she would visit quite regularly.

I sent her the herb in tea form, already sealed in a tea bag. She would drink a cup 2 times a day several times a week. Fast forward a year and a half. She gets a call from that doctor to find out what's going on as her once regular visits were now zero.

She said she was so well and things seemed so normal that she eventually forgot about the kidney stones. She then recalled why she started drinking the tea I sent her. I love grandma, she is at the age where she forgets things sometimes. She did not realize all that time that it actually worked.

In the beginning before I sent her the tea, she was complaining about how bad the pain was and that she was in the hospital because how bad the pain was. She was dreading that the pain was returning and foreseeing another hospital nightmare. I immediately thought of that tea, bought it online and sent it to her."

[YEA]  05/04/2012: Dawna from Albuquerque, New Mexico: "I recently had 2 5mm kidney stones confirmed by ct scan one in the ureter and one in the kidney. All the er doc could do was send me home with prescriptions for hydrocodone telling me it might take 2 or more weeks to pass. I was on the hydrocodone for 5 days until the stone had moved enough to give me some relief. Needless to say I was not a happy camper that I was just supposed to wait until the stone moved to the other locations by the pelvis and into the bladder when he told me I would just have to take the pain pills and wait it out.

So as I was researching and found out about chance piedra I went to a local health food store and bought a tincture. Took it 4 times the first day, a dropperfull in 8 ounces of water. I also drank apple juice and water throughout the day. In the pee strainer appeared small mounds of what looked like wet sugar. Most of it came out the first day and by the second day I believe all of it had come out. I put the sugar in another dish and when it dried it was a bright white color of what I believe was the pulverized calcium oxalate stone. (80% are) There was no pain and I am ecstatic. If this will help someone else avoid the awful pain of passing stones I am happy to pass it along."

[YEA]  04/16/2011: Tinrob from Middle Of Nowhere, Al: "For those people not helped by the ACV, lemon, and olive oil treatment I would suggest an herb called Chanca Piedra. I found out about it in 2008 after having my 7th bout with stones. I had the surgery and hurt so bad that the demerol wasn't touching it. I went online and found out about this great plant. It's name means stone breaker, and in addition to helping the urinary tract, it helps with blood pressure. It has to be imported and is not cheap, but it is cheaper than surgery and sooo worth it. I get mine online from nutrihealers, and I think you can get it from Amazon also. I have no ties to either place so not trying to promote a site. It comes in a liquid or capsule. The liquid works better but has a horrible taste. The capsules work really well also. When my first order arrived, within 2 days I felt like a different person. I took a dose of the liquid every 3 hours and drank lots of filtered water. I now take a dose a day for 1 week out of each month for maintenance and have had no more kidneystones. I ran out of Chanca at the end of last year and now doing the ACV honey drink every day and still no stones or blood pressure meds! YEAH!!"

[YEA]  04/24/2011: Pat from Smalltown, Oregon replies: "I am currently being treated by the Urologist for Kidney Stones that started two months ago. My family has been plagued with them and we live in different parts of the country and eat different diets so I am sure this is hereditary. I put off going to the doctors for a month with an oblong stone that became stuck in my Ureter, approximately 4x7mm long. When I finally went to the Doctors they did a CT Scan and it also showed a 14mm stone in the upper part of my left kidney and a 3.5mm stone in the lower part.

They addressed the stone in my Ureter with the first surgical procedure using a cytoscope instrument to break up the stone and extract it. They then installed a stent, a very uncomfortable tube to allow the Ureter to heal. Two weeks later I went in to have a Lithotripsy on the large stone in my left kidney and the Dr said he wanted to leave the stent in, I said no-way, to take the stent out! It was extremely uncomfortable with it causing spasms and feeling the movement of the coils on both ends in my kidney and bladder.

After they performed the Lithotripsy I was in continual pain for 5 days following with no particles straining out in my urine. I could feel that a stone had moved back to the location in my Ureter where the earlier one had blocked the flow, but this time it was still allowing things to flow. Luckily for me a friend called to ask how I was doing and informed me she had a stone like mine that had become lodged in her Ureter, and she had taken Chanca Piedra, aka "stone breaker" and she indeed had it work on the stone with it breaking it up allowing her to finally pass it! She recommended the liquid variety because she felt it worked better for her. The next day I was able to get to the health food store, bought some and started taking both the liquid & capsules. 3 1/2 days later the pain finally broke and some fine particles started coming out!

I returned to the Doctor a week later and had an x-ray taken, indeed the large stone they performed the Lithrotripsy on was gone, but the one in the lower part of the kidney had moved to the area in my Ureter. I have been continuing to take the "urgent" dose of Chanca Piedra 6 to 8 times a day. 4 days following that x-ray I feel that the stone broke up and passed yesterday, although I was away from home and not able to strain my urine. I will find out in another 1 1/2 weeks what the status is when the doctor has another x-ray taken.

I wanted to submit this so people would give this a try, as I feel it made a huge difference for me. I had intially tried the other remedies when I first started with the stone problem (ACV) somewhat helping with pain, but, it did not seem to dissolve the stone that was causing the blockage."

[YEA]  08/04/2012: Heather from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada replies: "In 2010 I went in to emerg with severe pain and frequent urination. An X-ray found a 7 mm stone blocking the ureter, preventing urine from draining. I was hospitalized and a stent put in. Not only had I the 7 mm stone, I also had numerous stones various sizes in my other kidney. That stent was very painful every time I walked.

I went to our local health food store where the clerk suggested I try Chanca piedra. It was worth a try. I bought a bottle and took two capsules twice daily for two weeks, until my surgery for lazer blasting. When I awoke from anesthesia, my doctor said " no more stent. And guess what? No stones... " I asked him if he had trouble blasting them. He said , "No, there were no stones when he went in with his camera. None!! All were gone. No sand no large no small stones. ". He then asked what that was that I had taken, as I had asked him before I took them. At that time he said I could try the Chanca piedra but not to get my hopes up. I would take them again in a heart beat. In fact, my shih tzu has calcium oxalate stones and I am going to give him some Chanca piedra as well."

[YEA]  03/06/2011: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines: "I've been living in the Philippines for over five years now. As an uprooted Englishman, my own adjustment to the tropical climate was necessarily swift. For some years I've had a fascination for and have used herbs, but I was astounded at the proliferation and variety of fresh tropical herbs that I am now able to grow in my garden so easily. These range from simple well known herbs like Thyme and Oregano to more oblique herbs like Chanca Piedra, Heart Vine, Aloe Vera, Tumeric root and Neem. So, over a period of time, I experimented and used many of these herbs very successfully for my own systemic candida and other problems, which are now all gone. I have also used both Heart Vine and Chanca Piedra over the years to successfully help people with diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, arthritis and candida problems.

There was one old Filipino who was quite badly constipated -- in a serious condition -- he hadn't been able to go to the toilet for over a month!! His family had tried all the usual laxatives with no success at all. I figured it must have been a blockage caused by a lack of liver bile, so I gave him the Chanca Piedra and Heart Vine remedy. He had a rather large evacuation after about 3 days of taking this decoction and he is now fine.
But I have had more recent success with my old and favourite Chanca Piedra and Heart Vine decoction remedy. I live behind a large but poor Filipino shanty where I have a friendly relationship with the community. They are lovely, happy people. Recently, an uncle of a Filipino friend said he went to the doctor complaining of abdominal shooting pains and bloating. The doctors diagnosed gallstones and insisted that they would have to operate to remove the gallbladder (gallbladder removal rarely, if ever, cures gallstones in the long run).

But the uncle was far too poor and couldn't afford the operation anyway. So a family member mentioned this problem to me and I taught him how to recognize and find the herbs, which all grow in the area, and I showed him how to make the standard decoction -- which consists of just two herbs -- Heart Vine (Tinospora cordifolia) and Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) with daily dosages. In the Philippines, both these plants are regarded as useless weeds believe it or not. But in Indian Ayurvedic medicine these two herbs are revered for their rejuvenating and tonic properties.
Anyway, two months went by and word was eventually passed to me that the uncle with the gallbladder problem had successfully passed out all his gallstones naturally while taking the decoction and he was healthy once again. I really love it when I get feedback like this. To me it is simply the best sort of confirmation whether a remedy works or not."

EC: Bill's above feedback on Chanca Piedra and Heart Vine was originally published in our recent 02/28/2011 newsletter. Read the newsletter in entirety here.

08/31/2011: Sylvia from Markham, Ont, Canada replies: "Bill, I can't find Chanca Piedra or Heart Vine where I live. Are these plants available in seed form? You could be helping people to grow these plants to cure their gallstone/kidney stone problems if they could be sent to us."
06/17/2012: Dave from Dubai, UAE replies: "I wanted to add this link to the discussion on Chanca Piedra. It has a more scientific discussion on the plant."

09/27/2009: Bill from Malden, Mo: "Someone calling into a recent medical health show mentioned "chunk-a-pietra" [spelling???] as a curative to dissolve all types of stones in the body. Does anyone know what this is, or the correct spelling? thanks."

EC: Hi Bill, it's called Chanca Piedra, aka Phyllanthus Niruri. We already have feedback about this herb on the site.

More info on Wikepedia:

Extracts of this herb have shown promise in treating a wide range of human diseases. Some of the medicinal properties suggested by numerous preclinical trials are anti-hepatotoxic, anti-lithic, anti-hypertensive, anti-HIV and anti-hepatitis B.[1][2] However, human trials are yet to show efficacy against Hepatitis B virus. [3]

The plant has long been used in Brazil as an herbal remedy for Kidney stones. Reseach among sufferers of Kidney stones has shown that, while intake of Phyllanthus niruri didn't lead to a significant difference in either stone voiding or pain levels, it may reduce urinary calcium, a contributing factor to stone growth.[4] In addition, one study conducted on rats showed that an aqueous solution of Phyllanthus niruri may inhibit kidney stone growth and formation in animals who already have stones.[5]

09/27/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "For everyone's information, kidney stones are composed of 4 different types of material: uric acid stones, calcium oxalate stones, cystine stones and struvite stones."
[YEA]  05/26/2010: Shannon from Ottawa, On replies: "I found out 6 months ago i had 2 kidney stones. One in my left kidney and one in my right. They were 3 and 4mm in size. Right away i started searching for ways to get rid of them, as i was dreading having to go through the horrible pain of passing them myself.

While researching, i came across the lemon juice method, as well as a herb called Chanca Piedra.

I read to drink a full cup of lemon juice followed by 1 oz in 1 cup of water for the next 12 hours. I have a lot of stomach problems so i wasn't able to do that. Instead about once a month i would drink a cup of lemon juice over a few hours, or make a salad dressing with lemon juice and EVOO.

I then purchased Chanca Piedra in pill form and took 2 pills once daily for about a month. It has now been 6 months since that Ultrasound, and I had a follow up Ultrasound this morning to check and see if the stones had grown or moved. The technician just looked at me and said "Where are your stones?!" I never passed them, but they are gone. He said there was a little bit of calcification in the kidneys, but no definitive stones like there were last time. I honestly didn't believe that these remedies would work, but i was willing to try even if there was only a 10% chance. So for all those who are skeptical, GO FOR IT. These remedies are painless and inexpensive and are TOTALLY worth it. I will be recommending them to ANYONE and EVERYONE i meet that has had experiences with stones."
05/27/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Shannon...I completely agree with you about Chanca Piedra, a truly remarkable herb. When I was taking my anti-candida protocol, I took several herbs everyday in a decoction and one of them was Chanca Piedra. I also took coconut oil as well as the juice of lemon and limes daily in Ted's alkalizing protocols with BS.

I'm not sure what happened but from the outset all my gallstones came out(I could feel them) at toilet over a period of 2-3 months. And not only did I loose weight, but as an added benefit my tummy became flat again...!!

I have high respect for Chanca Piedra, a remarkably powerful herb, which continues to grow wild as a weed in my garden here in the Philippines. I still take it once every month as a simple decoction for liver, kidney, immune system and blood support with other herbs(that also grow in my garden)."
05/28/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "Hello Bill, I would like to talk with you about the herbs you grow in your garden, I also have a garden, please write me at merryanne1947 at yahoo dot com,,I live in Florida so the weather is usually ok, Thank you from Merryanne in Central Florida"
03/05/2012: Kylie from Eunice, La replies: "Would like to know how much mg. a day to take. I have a friend that has this and would like to let him know what to take. Please let me know."

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  04/21/2009: Aicha from Bedford, Beds UK: "I am a first time sufferer of kidney stones. My problem started at end of January. I was diagnosed with a kidney stone in my left kidney. My consultant after checking my scan again, then wrote to me to tell me i had in fact another stone also in my utherer. I have gone through hell to say the least the most pain of which semed to be coming from the "stent" and the continuous infections and always bleeding every time i passed urine. I have other medical conditions so used to dealing with pain and so have a very high pain threshold but this has truly been unbearable. I have been hospitalized 3 times so far! Recently someone mentioned chancy piedra so i rushed to order online and at the same time also saw this website for the first time.

This morning I have taken 3 cups of chancy piedra so far (and also the lemon juice and olive oil method for good measure). It is too soon to say whether i will pass the stones etc but i know one thing already..the excruciating pain i have suffered since end of January has actually gone for the first time!

My surgery is scheduled for tommorrow to remove the stone from my utherer and when i recover from the surgery i have been told i will need at least 2 lots of lithotripsy to remove the other stone as it is so big...

I wish i had seen this several weeks ago and i am 100% sure if i continue to take the piedra i will not need the lithotripsy...Have had so much time off work already and of course i will need another 4-6 weeks to recover from the op..There has been so much wasted time and all the hospital does is give you painkillers and antibiotics which in the end stopped working. I ended up having to take morphine as the pain was so bad!...I also suffered from acid reflux/reflux disease which developed into barratts esophegus so i will also be trying the aloe vera and also magnesium..Many thanks to all readers for their immensely helpful comments."

04/23/2009: Aicha from Bedford, Beds UK replies: "I have just had my surgery (yesterday) which was successful but the amazing thing is my consultant, during surgery, tried to locate my other extremely large stone in my kidney but couldnt find it.. I have a scan scheduled for 2 weeks time to make sure it has gone so needless to say, i will continue to take the piedra ...will keep readers posted as to the final outcome..."
05/30/2009: Connie from Manila, Philippines replies: "where to buy the chancy piedra? what is this medicine made of? thanks"
11/10/2009: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Connie...I live in Ilocos Sur in the Philippines and Chanca piedra grows like a weed in my area. Just go to Google Image and search for "chanca piedra" or "Phyllanthus niruri" and the images will show you what plant to look for.

Chanca piedra is also used widely in Ayurvedic medicine and is sold at Indian Deli stores in Manila. In Manila, if you go down United Nations Ave away from Roxas Bld you will come to the Unilever building on your left. Directly opposite is a line of Indian stores including Agad which sells Indian spices. At one of the other delis there I have bought two prepared indian condiments -- called Triphala and Caywanprash. Both contain chanca piedra. These condiments are both prepared in the natural ayurvedic way, with no chemical processing and no use of preservatives, colourings etc. You normally take just a spoonful or two a day of the Triphala or Chaywanprash and is regarded as beneficial food in India."


12/12/2009: Aaron from Stone Mountain, Ga replies: "I have used chanca piedra by making a tea. I have mixed chanca piedra and chamomile and drink about a liter of tea per day. I have passed well over 100 stones. When the last one began causing me pain, I began making the tea and drinking it every day. By the time I passed the stone--It was very large and spent a couple of weeks or more in my bladder, the stone fell to pieces. Chanca Piedra, according to research done at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil affects the ability of the crystals to bond together. I am not sure it helps with pain, but it does cause the stone to dissolve over time."
12/15/2009: Shannon from Ottawa, On replies: "hi there, how long did you drink 1 liter of the tea daily before it passed?"



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