Sign up here Receive updates by email when more home remedies are added to the site. This traditional herb acts as a protective shield and curative medicine for Jaundice and other liver related diseases. It is also used for menstruation and uterus problems in women. Studies conducted on mice show that: Phyllanthus niruri extracts benefit the liver and protect it. Research says its protein fractions protected liver tissues against oxidative stress by improving antioxidative defense in mice.
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You can feel confident in knowing that the information within this article is sound. Close Chanca piedra Phyllanthus niruri is a plant from the Amazon rainforest that has provided naturopaths with a powerful, plant-based ally for supporting bladder, kidney, gallbladder, and liver health.
Chanca Piedra, Gallstones, and Kidney Stones Chanca Piedra has been used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon for generations to support the elimination of gallstones and kidney stones.
In Ayurvedic medicine, chanca piedra is thought to hold the most promise against kidney stone formation. Extra bile helps the digestion process, this benefits nutrient absorption, as well as waste elimination. Chanca Piedra and the Liver Traditional Chinese medicine has always cited chanca piedra as a herb that supports liver health.
The results showed that a protein in chanca piedra protects liver tissues against oxidative stress, probably by increasing antioxidant defenses. Antioxidant Activity of Chanca Piedra Chanca piedra has been evaluated for antioxidant activity and its response to high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
The high phenolic content of chanca piedra has shown antioxidant activity, which has been found to support balanced blood sugar and normal blood pressure. In one study researchers noted that chanca piedra engages an enhanced antioxidant defense system. Researchers noted that the most interesting activity was observed in chanca piedra.
Health Benefits of Chanca Piedra
Traditional Remedy: A standard herb infusion or weak decoction is prepared as the traditional remedy. Prevention and health maintenance dosages for kidney stones are reported by practitioners to be cups weekly while cups daily are used to expel existing stones. Depending on the concentration of the extracts, ml are taken times daily. Since most of the active chemicals are water soluble and broken down during digestion g in tablets or capsules twice daily can be substituted if desired. Alcohol tinctures have not been traditionally used with chanca piedra as the more fragile, water-soluble plant chemicals and sterols are thought to be damaged in alcohol. For additional information see instructions for preparing infusions, decoctions and extracts. Contraindications: 1, Chanca piedra has demonstrated hypotensive effects in animals and humans.
Allow to cool just a bit. Pour 8 oz into glass cup. Add 2 dropperfulls Livatrex OR 1 tsp of chanca piedra powder. Add other ingredient choices according to preferred taste. Drink one cup daily or according to practitioner. Livatrex can be found at here. Always consult with a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner before using herbs.