Chanca piedra for gout

Gout and Chanca Piedra

What can the herb Chanca Piedra do for your gout?

Phyllanthus niruri is a herb also more popularly known as Chanca Piedra. It is a tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas and in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It is an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine which is used to treat stomach problems, bladder issues, liver and kidney problems as well; this is what is of interest to us gout sufferers since liver and kidney health is very important to manage those healthy uric acid levels that we desire in order to avoid gout flares or a gout attack. Chanca piedra is widely used in Brazil and Peru as a herbal remedy to fight kidney stones and is termed the stonebreaker or shatter stone. It is effective in treating jaundice as well as hepatitis.

In a clinical study of 150 patients with kidney stones (25mm in diameter) over a 6-month period showed that taking an extract of this herb reduced the incidence of kidney stone formation quite significantly.

In another 2010 study involving rats chanca piedra clearly showed how the herb interfered with the many stages of stone formation. We do need to conduct more long-term studies in order to prove this for therapeutic purposes. This holds a lot of promise which shows that chanca piedra can prevent and defend us against kidney stones since we gout sufferers are at an increased risk already.

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In another 2002 study out of India found the chanca piedra helped to increase bile secretion of the liver. This helps you with digestion helping eliminate waste and to better absorb nutrients you consume. So chanca piedra can help rid your body of painful kidney stones and even prevent them in the first place. It supports kidney health as well as detoxifying the liver, increasing urination which is important for us gout sufferers (more urine = less uric acid in the body). It balances liver enzymes so that you can enjoy a healthy liver.

In a 1990 personal study conducted by German Dr. Wolfram Wiemann treated over 100 patients who suffered from kidney stones with chanca piedra that she obtained from Peru and found it to be 94% successful in eliminating the kidney stones within 1-2 weeks! If you want to learn more about doing a all-natural kidney cleanse, I strongly recommend Lauren Felts book The Miracle Kidney Cleanse and she provides great insights on the subject.

You can consume chanca piedra as a supplement in the form of capsules as well as a tea. Add some raw honey if you want to sweeten it up. Always speak to your doctor before proceeding with consuming chanca piedra to make sure it doesn’t interact with any existing medication that you are taking. Pregnant women, diabetics and if you have any bleeding disorders or recently completed a surgery, make sure to speak to your doctor since chanca piedra may provide you with adverse effects.

Posted by Spiro Koulouris

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  • BILL

    Reply Reply November 15, 2016

    I tried Chanca Piedra to dissolve a 16 mm or 5/8 inch diameter Kidney Stone. In about a month, it was entirely gone. I had weekly Xrays to check progress. AMAZING!!!!! And it all passed without pain. I had tried the ultrasonic treatment first, but that had not done anything. Instead of doing more ultrasonic treatments, I searched and found Chanca Piedra, and it did the trick. I didn’t miss any work during the whole deal.

  • Theresa

    Reply Reply June 5, 2015

    I always appreciate your information. I am going through a recent gout attack as I e-mail you. I’m looking into an on-line product for gout called urcinol. It’s stated to be an all natural product and you take 2 tablets daily with plenty of water. It only sold on-line, not in stores. Any feedback? Again, thanks for all you research and update info!

  • jim

    Reply Reply June 2, 2015

    trying to find out if I can take this with high blood pressure meds (Not that they do any good) some of the info suggests that it’s good for blood pressure as well?

    • Yes that is true make sure to speak with your doctor about it beforehand.

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