Piedra or Stonebreaker has a longstanding traditional use for eliminating kidney and gallbladder stones as well as improving urinary conditions.
Stonebreaker supplements have been widely used as a diuretic, pain reliever, and digestive aid.
The herb has also been used as a diuretic. Herb is known to aid is bronchitis In the 1980ís it gained worldwide attention due to the plants antiviral activity against hepatitis B. The herb is known as a natural remedy to dissolve kidney stones and gallstones and break up the stones and enable them to pass. The antihepatotoxic (liver protecting) activity of Chanca Piedra was attributed to two compounds in the plant called Phyllanthus and hypophyllanthin in a 1985 study by Indian researchers.
Stone Breaker is a small annual herb, which grows up to 30 to 40 centimeters and it grown mainly in the rainforest. The plants name is Phyllanthus Niruri. Chanca Piedra is the Spanish name for the plant and translated it means Stone Breaker. Stone Breaker is still widely used in herbal medicine in South America, remaining to be the most.