Botanical Encyclopedia / Chanca Piedra

Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri)

The Spanish name of the plant, chanca piedra, means “stone breaker” or “shatter stone.” It was named for its effective use to generations of Amazonian indigenous peoples. In Brazil, the plant is known as quebra-pedra or arranca-pedras (which also translates to “break-stone”). The plant is employed in the Amazon for numerous conditions and is the subject of world-wide research.

Chanca piedra has a long history in every tropical country where it grows. For the most part, it is employed for similar conditions worldwide.

Chanca Piedra is also known as: STONE BREAKER, quebra pedra, arranca-pedras,  amli, amalaki, bhui amla, erva-pombinha, evatbimi, gale-wind grass, malva-pedra, phyllanto, pombinha, quinine weed, cane senna, creole senna,  viernes santo, yerba de san Pablo.

Part Used: Entire plant

Common Uses...

  • Kidney Function
  • Liver Function