Synonyms: Phyllanthus carolinianus, stone breaker
Rich in phytochemicals and widely known for its ability to eliminate gallstones and kidney stones, this small herb is capable of treating a variety of stomach and liver conditions. The indigenous peoples of South America have used chanca piedra to treat hepatitis, jaundice, UTI’s, dysentery, prostatitis, and liver cancer, among many others.
Due to its wide range of applications, the plant has been the sub- ject of much Western medical research, and has been proven
in numerous studies to be effective in the treatment of a variety of common ailments, leading to its availability in recent years in many pharmacies across South America.