Chanca Piedra Herbal Benefits

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Lonnette (Florida ) on 03/02/2021
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Is there a way to Flush Herbal toxicity?

Hi, I started taking chanca piedra, pau d'arco, and chaparral 5 days ago in the amounts (tablespoons per cup) that I've always taken tea in the past. Yesterday evening, I started feeling stinging pain in my kidneys and a slighter stinging pain in the liver area. It's not very painful, but the fact that it's there is alarming because I've never felt pain in those areas. I stopped taking the tea yesterday. If the pain gets worse I will go see a doctor, but have any of you experienced this? Should the pain pass on its own since I stopped taking the herbs? If the pain stops I would like to start over again but much slower.

Uterine Polyps
Posted by HisJewel (USA) on 02/25/2020
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I see that I was not clear in the amount of Chanca Piedra that I took. The directions said to take two capsules once a day. Each capsule is 900mg. In April 2019, I took two 900mg capsules, that equaled to 1800mg. In January 2020, I tried them again, this time I took one capsule that is 900mg with No problems. Directions on my supplement bottle did not say whether to take with or without food. I generally take mine with, or after breakfast. HisJewel

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Katy (NY) on 04/15/2019

Jill, It could possibly be contributing to a cleansing, thus coming out through your skin. I see this often when folks are detoxing from Yeast in the body - you may want to back off the amount you are taking...also drink plenty of water, make sure moving your bowels and consider a probiotic as well.

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by HAROLD (NY) on 02/14/2021

Herb Pharm Chanca Piedra (Phyilanthus niruri ) on Amazon, probably maybe iherb, and Vitacost.

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Vicki (USA) on 03/06/2020
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I don't know about mentioning brand names on here, but Swanson has the niruri variety. I took a lot of it with no allergy or other symptoms for quite awhile.This has been over 4 yrs. ago. I didn't pass any stones, but noticed cloudy urine the 1st few times I took it. I assumed it was clearing my kidneys & that's what that was. I eventually used up all but one bottle of that great sale order & MOL forgot about it.

BTW, I got Hep B in 1980 & nearly died, then was hospitalized & dosed (not long after an old naturopath saved my life from that & about 4 other concurrent illnesses) by a traditional doctor for bronchitis with an IV antibiotic I TOLD him specifically not to use because it's contraindicated for liver patients. That pretty much finished off my liver. I recently began experiencing bloating of then pain & shrinkage of what has to be my liver. I also have MG & now have CHF & HBP which is killing my kidneys. I am about to scrape up the funds to buy another batch of the niruri & save myself this time.

I used potassium citrate for one of my little dogs with kidney stones & damage from the Sam's melanine contaminated/fortified dog cookies that killed so many pets in the mid 2000s, but I read it can cause potassium problems if not used carefully. Hope this helps someone.

Where to Buy: France
Posted by Hanela (France) on 08/08/2016

Where can I buy Chanca Piedra in France?? is it safe to buy from online or

Where to Buy
Posted by Bill (Ghana) on 07/28/2015

Joe, chanca piedra is common in Ghana. It is known in Akan as awoba ato woakyir (hope my spelling is right) in apparent reference to the seeds that hang under the leaves.

Kidney Stones
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/01/2015

Well, it is a uterine relaxant and I read that the Amazonian use high dosages of it to induce abortion. Maybe you could try Apple Cider Vinegar or magnesium for the kidney stones? Because the stones are made of calcium, supporting with magnesium, which is antagonistic to it, might be a good idea.

Where to Buy Seeds: Australia
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/13/2014 2072 posts

Maybe you can find the plant seedling already potted from an international nursery and then do grafts or harvest seeds from adult plant.

Where to Buy Seeds: Australia
Posted by Debra (Australia) on 10/19/2014 47 posts

I have tried international and still no luck finding seeds or plants. Its a very hard plant to find.

Where to Buy Seeds: Australia
Posted by Alex (Malta) on 12/07/2015

Hi Debra, did you find the seeds sold online? I would also really like to buy them! Thanks xxxx

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Chris (Valley Village, California) on 09/19/2014

I have been looking for Chanca Piedra, in the San Fernando Valley, Ca. Where can I find it?

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Sandi (Wichita, Kansas City) on 10/31/2014

If you are having a hard time looking for the seeds or the grown plant in your area, why not buy the capsule form instead. Bill had mentioned several sites where you can buy chanca piedra. My sister got hers from Raintree Formulas. They have it in capsule and extract.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Zarina (Downey ) on 11/13/2015

It might be about a 30 minutes drive however; I purchased it in El Mercadito in East LA. It's on 1st Street and Lorena on the 2nd floor. You can also try Hierbas de México on Whittier Blvd and Indiana.

Where to Buy
Posted by Cindy (Usa) on 04/12/2014

is there a place to purchase chanca piedra seeds or plants in the usa?


Where to Buy
Posted by Mary (Tx) on 08/15/2017

Diane, I am not Bill, and I don't know why you wish to use Chanca Piedra, but I am concerned about your extreme constipation. This is just keeping toxins circulating in your body.

Please read up on remedies for constipation. And maybe consider carrot juice for constipation and anti-cancer. But don't take it until you have gotten your bowels moving properly.

Hepatitis B
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 09/24/2013 2072 posts

Leon: Good news is there are a variety of treatments effective at killing Hep-c AND restoring liver function. The path you take to wellness is your choices, so here's a link? to the hep-c page for your perusal.

Back to the decision making process. You have 3 options: 1. Fallow your MD's prescription & advice, and monitor your outcome. Did you get better?? If no, 2. Try integrating the conventional medicine prescription w/ alternative remedies here or 3. Stop conventional med treatment (assuming it's not working) and adopt an alternative med protocol while monitoring results.

Hepatitis B
Posted by Lorey (California) on 05/15/2017

Sheila, try for Chanca Piedra.

Hepatitis B
Posted by Lacusman (Ghana) on 07/18/2022

How do I prepare herb for tea?>

Calcium Buildup
Posted by Jennifer (Toronto, CA) on 03/30/2015

I am wondering if anyone can offer some insight. I have multiple kidney stones ranging from 4-9mm in size, and am pregnant. The only solution I have been offered is pain management with some drugs that I am absolutely terrified to take. I know that chanca piedra can break up stones even this size, but am sceptical to begin taking any as it has no studies about safe quantities during pregnancy. Can anyone offer any information as to whether taking a moderate or low dose is an option?

Kidney Stones
Posted by Sanjay (Bangalore, India) on 12/09/2012

Hello. I'd come across knowing about 'Chanca Piedra', a natural remedy for Kidney stones. I'm one among those millions suffer from kidney stones. Recently I had expelled one thro' urine and got to know it was Calcium Oxalate.

Could you help me provide a consultation about "Chanca Piedra" to know if it would be a real permanent remedy for kidney stones. Can I know how can I get it (pills) in Bangalore, India.

Thanks in advance. Sanjay

Kidney Stones
Posted by Diane (New Jersey) on 04/30/2016

Bill -

Correction to my post: The size of kidney stone is 2.5 cm. Sorry! Thanks so much!

Where to Buy
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 05/18/2012

Regarding purchasing Chanca piedra in the Philippines, you can get it from Healthy Options stores which are normally located in SM malls throughout the Philippines. Here is a link that shows which SM stores have Healthy Options health shops in the Philippines:

You can also buy the fresh chanca piedra from Quiapo Market in Manila (probably much cheaper) near Quiapo Church in Quezon City.

I'm afraid I haven't much of a clue about India. But here's what I would do. Visit an Ayurvedic or Unani healer -- they will almost certainly have chanca piedra -- and purchase chanca piedra from then. I would also think that the health shops in the Indian malls would definitely sell it too.

In both the hot lowlands of India and the Philippines, Chanca piedra grows wild as a profuse weed. So if you can recognize the plant, you can get it for free. Just make a decoction or a tea from the whole plant (including the roots) and drink this several times a day everyday. Chanca piedra has one unique feature that no other plant has -- it's flowers and seeds are situated along and under the leaf petiole. That's why CP is also called "Seed-Under-Leaf". Here is a picture of the CP plant.

Best regards, Bill :)

Where to Buy
Posted by Dover (Llo-ilo City, Philippines) on 03/23/2016

Hi I'm Dover, Where I can buy the Chanca Piedra tea in the philippines? I need tea not a capsule. It's truly help to prevent the hepa b virus? I need the reply please help me I'm from Ilo-ilo City.

Kidney Stones
Posted by Abigail (North Carolina ) on 08/08/2017

Hi! I have been taking Chanca Piedra for about a week and today my kidney is absolutely killing me. Is this normal while taking this medicine? I'm taking it for kidney stones.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Isabelle (Cotonou, Benin) on 03/04/2011

Bill, would you have the name of these plants in french? I even searched with the botanical names you gave, but couldn't find them. Are they plants only growing in Phillipines? Do we have the equivalance in France or better, in West Africa? as many people around me suffer from chronic constipation.

Thanks again, and God bless your work.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 03/04/2011

Hi Isabelle, Chanca Piedra (Phylanthus niruri) and Heart Vine (Tinospora cordifolia) are easily found using Google Search or Google Images. Here are some pictures and herbal descriptions for each plant which should help you.

Chanca Piedra
This plant is unique because it bears all its small seeds underneath and along the very center of its leaf stem. This plant stands about 30 - 50 cms high

Heart Vine
This vine herb has a unique pimply stem. Here is a description with some photos of the plant.

I'm afraid I was unable to locate any French equivalent names -- but even using French sites on the web you should be to find them using their Latin equivalent names. Both these plants are lowland tropical plants which should exist in similar areas of West Africa.

Also, both using virgin coconut oil and Neem leaf tea (Azadirachta indica) would also be highly protective for the intestines against infection, constipation, parasites etc. These plants are also widely found in the tropics.

Best regards,

Bill :)

Multiple Cures
Posted by John (South Carolina Usa) on 03/18/2014

Bill, thank you for the information on your home grown herbs. Do you have a source for the seeds of the tropical herbs you grow? Thank you.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/18/2014

Hi John...Unfortunately, almost every herb that I grow is grown from local cuttings or twigs and there is no need to buy the seeds. The Chanca Piedra grows as a profuse weed in my garden which I am very thankful for. My partner does buy seeds from the local market in San Fernando to grow okra, sunflowers etc so she really has no need of an internet source. We also buy one or two herbs -- such as Aloe barbadensis and Holy Basil from the local garden centers. I try and avoid internet purchases if I can because the costs can be pretty high for shipment to the Philippines.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Debra (Australia) on 10/19/2014 47 posts

Hi Bill,

I was wondering if you would consider selling me some seeds from your Chanca Piedra plants. I'm in Australia and have searched tirelessly for weeks to find them online with no luck. I really want to grow this plant myself to make my own tinctures. Any help would be much appreciated.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Debra (Australia) on 10/21/2014 47 posts

Thanks Bill,

I know a guy who was making a tea from it which he was getting from an old guy in the next suburb but the guy died. I'm even thinking of seeing if I can get the address and got and ask the new owners if I could buy the plant of them but not sure if I can even get the address. You might be right though, they may not let it in via customs. Thank you anyway. Debra

Multiple Cures
Posted by Léa (France) on 04/27/2016

Hello Bill Can you please help me to tell how much tinospora cordifolia and chanca piedra should I take and for how long to pass one single 1.5 cm / 22 mm gall stone? My doctor ask me to remove gall bladder and I am very scared of surgery please help.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Nanette (Gainesville Florida) on 08/01/2017

For the decocción for constipation

What amount of leaf of vine heart? and what amount from chanca piedra?in how many cups of water? How many cups to take a day?

Multiple Cures
Posted by Micol K. (Toronto) on 06/21/2021

I have been taking Chanca Piedra tea for a few weeks, 3x/day bags, not loose, and have not seen any gallstones (which I apparently have) being flushed out. For how long does one need to drink the tea to see any results? Also, I have just bought the CP tincture, any success stories with that to dissolve/ flush out gallstones?


Kidney Stones
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 10/15/2022
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A friend of ours related a story to us that I thought I would share.

Her elderly mother was in the hospital. Her mother has many health problems including dementia and heart problems. (I am not even sure why she was in the hospital.)

While in the hospital, her mother was having severe pain but couldn't tell them why (due to the dementia) and our friend and the staff were mystified.

Then our friend remembered that her mother had a history of kidney stones. She asked the doctor if they could check. Sure enough she had kidney stones, according to a scan. They wanted to do surgery, but it would be a few days out and of course, surgery had its own risks with her age and health problems.

Our friend asked if they could try Stone Breaker herb, that her mother had used it before. The hospital was not willing. They said they didn't know how it might interact with her medications, and she had a feeding tube so that complicated giving it to her.

Well, surgery was taking a while to schedule and our friend was very kind and but persistent. She finally found a doctor to agree to try it, even though, he said, it wouldn't help.

They gave her stone breaker 4 times a day. After a couple of days, it was clear that the pain was gone. Surgery seemed to have been forgotten and they were going to send her home.

Our friend asked if they could check about the kidney stones. The doctor was reluctant but did another scan, and what do you know, the stones were gone!

There are several morals to the story - one is that hospital patients benefit greatly by having an advocate, family who knows them, especially. Second is that kindness goes a long way, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, as the old saying says. And third, stone breaker works!

~Mama to Many~

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Lonnette (Florida) on 03/04/2021

Hello 👋 :) thank you for your response, I will try the baking soda and Lemon, also will continue to drink a lot of water. I'm also in the middle of a juice fast.

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Jill D. (United States) on 04/13/2019
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Wondered if you have heard of anyone reacting to the Chanca Piedra in any way. I seem to begin to itch in my arm pits between my fingers, groin area, ankles and I did get some redness on my face.. Great for the pain so cut down dosage to see if I can work into its use. Any thoughts on the itching would be helpful. Thanks.

Chanca Piedra Plant Identification
Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 08/18/2018 189 posts

Could someone look at this and confirm whether it is Chanca Piedra plant?

Thanks Baldev

Where to Buy
Posted by Terry (Pennsylvania) on 09/25/2015

Amazon sells chanca piedra.

Where to Buy
Posted by Moses (Acca, Greater Accra Region, Ghana) on 09/26/2017

I need Chanca Piedra to buy in Ghana. Please, where can I get some to buy? Kindly let me know the location, name and the telephone number of the person to contact. Thank you

Chanca Piedra Side Effects
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 05/01/2015

Hi Linda...Here is some research on Chanca Piedra which is taken from Leslie Taylor's Herbal database. She's the lady who created Raintree Herbals. All of the many research papers on chanca piedra's proven healing properties are declared at the end of the article below.

Chanca piedra

Where to Buy
Posted by Caz (South Africa) on 04/21/2014

Hi, please could you advise where a person can buy Chanca Piedra in South Africa?

Where to Buy
Posted by Lynne (Cape Town) on 06/21/2016

Hi, has anyone found out where to buy CP in South Africa?

Where to Buy
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 04/14/2014

HI Cindy...You should be able to buy the chanca piedra herb at any health shop -- its fairly well known. I would either preferably use the the water extract in a tea or drink. Avoid the tablets, capsules and alcoholic tincture forms -- they don't seem to work so well. Try and buy organic for purity's sake. You can also purchase chanca piedra online at or from other sites like

Where to Buy
Posted by Jacqui (Devon, Uk) on 03/02/2016

Hi Bill,

I just got my delivery of Chanca piedra, and it's in 1000gm capsules! Talk about horse tablets. Is it OK that I opened the capsule, added to a glass of apple juice and then gently heated it. (It stopped the herb bits clumping together). I drank it, bits and all, and it was delicious.

Just hope I didn't do it wrong and it works - I am getting twinges in my left-side bladder and also the place where my gallbladder used to be, but nothing bad.

Where to Buy
Posted by Wyandotte (Canada) on 08/12/2015 13 posts

I think that the alcoholic tincture form of Chanca works fine - at least for me. I had read that it is good for countless things, so I tried it for 5 days. I discharged gobs of mucusy-looking things, as well as other weird-looking "stuff", just for starters. I had read that it does indeed clean this stuff out.

Regarding kidney stones, yes, I would agree that consuming Chanca as a tea is the way to go. In general, different forms of a herb affect different parts of the body.

Where to Buy
Posted by Betsy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/05/2015

You can buy Chanca Piedra tea at Amazon.

Where to Buy
Posted by Susan (Midwest, Us) on 01/14/2016

Wyandotte--the "gobs of mucousy things"...had you been having kidney stone issues, or what do you think those were? I took the Stone Breaker tincture for a week and then two or three days after I quit, I passed a white gob of...something...myself. Hoping it was my stone, but it looked nothing like the stone I passed three years ago..

Where to Buy
Posted by Diane (United States) on 08/14/2017

Hi Bill, I was diagnosed with hormone positive breast cancer 6 years ago. I am taking Anastrozole to stop hormone production. I have to take calcium the Dr. says the medication will deplete calcium. I also have multiple cysts on both my kidneys. I also have digestive issues, I can go weeks without a bowel movement and when I do I break out in cold sweat and shakes and its very painful.

Do you think it is safe to use Chanca Piedra. If so how much do you recommend. Thank you

Chanca Piedra Contraindications
Posted by Nina (London) on 01/31/2014

Chanca piedra - Question to Bill

Is it safe to take chanca piedra if calcium is low?

I have been on haemodialysis for 15 years and I have secondary hyperthyroidism and my calcium is always low.

I'm on calcichew (calcium carbonate) and vitamin D but dont take it regularly . I would like to take chanca piedra but I'm scared because I read your post where you said it depletes calcium.

Chanca Piedra Contraindications
Posted by Diane (Montana) on 11/02/2015

As far as I understand Chanca Pierda is not safe while pregnant.

Chanca Piedra Contraindications
Posted by Roberto Arias Hirata (Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico ) on 12/13/2015

Excelente y deja todos los carbohidratos.

EC: Translation: excellent and cut out all carbohydrates.

Chanca Piedra Contraindications
Posted by Martha (Greensboro, Nc) on 10/24/2016

I have a calcium level at 11.1, blood pressure that's always above 160/75, primary hyper parathyroid, nothing seems to lower my blood pressure but l-arginine and it only lowers it for a couple of hours. Is chanca piedra safe for me to take? I also have high chelosterol levels total in the 400's. What do you recommend for me. Thank you Martha

Hepatitis B
Posted by Leon (Fl) on 09/23/2013

I really need help with hep b.... Any one out there.... Should I stop doctor medication and start BHT and chandra piedra... Any advise plz

Hepatitis B
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/23/2013

You will NEVER get me to advise going against a doctor's advice. If you choose to try BHT and or chianca piedra, I suggest doing so along with any prescribed medications...Oscar

Hepatitis B
Posted by Nur (Dhaka) on 07/18/2016

Hi Frank, Good news. How you boiled and eat it? Boiled mean cooking or something else? Requested to share recipe.

Hepatitis B
Posted by Shella (Saudi Arabia, Jeddah) on 01/12/2017

I am in saudi arabia & dont no where can I buy lab grade chanca piedra capsules or powder or seeds

Hepatitis B
Posted by Josephine (Juba) on 07/18/2018

am Josephine from South Sudan am chronic Hbv and I got the web site I got the chanco the wild not planted am continue taking I just boil water and get the greens dip into the hot water and drinking it like tea am not yet gone for check up for how long will I drink and how is it suppose to be take and is the wild one Good

Hepatitis B
Posted by Deborah (Kenya) on 10/14/2018

Hey Frank, what's the local name for this plant, please?

Where to Buy
Posted by Mnb (Philippines) on 05/06/2012

Bill could you please tell me where I can buy chanka piedra capsule or tea or plant here in philippines, I'm from cavite and positive of hep B virus

Where to Buy
Posted by Mary Ann (Pasig, Philippines) on 07/16/2012

Hi , I've tried contacting Healthy Options (manila branches) and it seems they haven't heard it nor do they have stocks for these herbs. They even had a hard time understanding its name. Can you suggest where else can I find it as a tincture? Or has anyone bought it in other stores? It really means a lot. Many thanks!

Where to Buy
Posted by Anne (Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte) on 10/30/2012

I ordered 3 boxes of chanca piedra tea the other week I will try but I know a lot of the study shows that it really helps. Please contact this number 09162464635

Where to Buy
Posted by Marie (Olongapo, Philippines) on 12/20/2012

I order 3 bottles Chanca Piedra capsules in Cainta Rizal Philippines. I drink it 1 capsule 3 times a day after 5 days I feel good all my pains are all gone. I urinate a crush crystal. That's why in USA it iss called a Stone breaker. I also recommend it to my cousin who has a Hepa B. I really thank the lady who sell the chanca piedra in the philippines. Anybody who wants to buy , may contact them at 0916. 246. 46. 35, I highly recommend them. They are not SCAM.

Where to Buy
Posted by Big C (Quezon City) on 06/23/2014

Look at the pictures Bill already posted. It is very easy to find CP in even the smallest street markets, just look to the herb seller, I saw them and used them for green juices even though I had no idea what they were previously. These grow wild all over Philippines, no need to stress if Healthy Options does not stock it. always has anything as a last resort, but herbs that grow wild is just oo easy to pick up off the side of the street.

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