Chanca Piedra is a life saver!
I woke up one day not being able to tolerate sweets. My blood sugar was going haywire. Nausea. Pain on left side radiating to back. Palpitations. Indigestion. Loose stools. Feverish etc. Research told me this was pancreatitis. Possibly caused by gallstone blockage. (It happens when there quick weight loss/gain.) I tried everything-ACV, Apple juice, baking soda, enzymes, aloe/papaya juice, lime juice...nothing worked. So got bhumiamlaki (chanca piedra). One cup of tea and could feel the gall stone blockage melting away!! The symptoms are fading now, even though apparently recovery can take up to 6 weeks.
Now I'm focused in healing - gymnema and neem help, aloe/papaya also helps along with Amla juice(Vit C) and activated charcoal poultices. Hopefully my pancreas will be brand new soon. But I will never be without my chanca piedra again. Hope this post helps others.