Chanca Piedra Tea
Natural world is a reserve of so many antidotes that are competent enough to cure a vast number of common medical conditions that human beings have to face. Phyllanthus Niruri, also known as chanca piedra in Peru and quebra pedra in Brazil, is one such wonder herb, used as a tea, that has diuretic properties. Several scientific studies have revealed the various nutritional health benefits of this amazing herbal tea. It is best known for its therapeutic uses in case of renal issues such as kidney stones and renal infections.
Let us have a close look at this herb:
Origin: Phyllanthus Niruri or chanca piedra as we know it, has its origin in the dense forests of Amazon, which has given it added restorative properties and made it a prevailing herb in treating kidney and gall bladder related illnesses. Chanca piedra also has detoxification properties that help sluice out the harmful toxins out of the body cleaning the system and eliminating the unwanted contaminants.
Nutritional Value: Chanca piedra consists of the following micro-nutrients:
Flavonoids are plant metabolites that are endowed with health benefits due to their anti-oxidant properties. Chanca piedra is rich is flavonoids. Alkaloids have anticancer and antiasthma properties. Limonene is useful in gastric issues such as GERD (gastroeosophagul reflux disease) and heartburn. Chanca piedra has anti-bacterial properties that are good for stomach, liver, kidneys and gall bladder. It also is a digestive tonic and an analgesic. Being an analgesic, it is very helpful in reducing various types of pains.
Chanca piedra against harmful microbes
Chanca piedra is known for its powerful action against deadly micro organisms. The water extract of this herbal tea is known to function against harmful toxic commotion of microorganisms without harming the useful microorganism.
Chanca piedra as a strong antioxidant
Due to its antioxidant properties, Chanca piedra has been to lower high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. The high phenolic concentration in chanca piedra is capable of balancing optimum blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Thus, whenever you are in distress, try on hands on this wonderful tea and experience the warmth and relaxation that it will provide to your body.
Chanca Piedra as a liver tonic
Chanca piedra is an excellent liver tonic. Like I discussed above, it is rich in various micro nutrients and one of them is lycopene which is excellent for flushing out toxins. Liver detoxification should be the fundamental step towards any health improvement regimen. Our blood passes through the liver continuously and so it is very important for the liver to keep clean and free of toxins. Also a weak liver will not be able to function properly. Therefore, it is very essential to provide the liver with basic nutrients. Chanca piedra tops the chart in this sphere.
Chanca piedra as a remedy to renal issues
Chanca piedra, the star of the day, again tops the chart of being a kidney and gallbladder protector. Kidneys and gall bladder and two organs that are prone to stone formation. These stones are often very painful and cause a lot of distress to the host. Chanca piedra is very well known for eliminating kidney and gall bladder stones very easily. It functions against the stone by continuously hitting it with it’s essential micro nutrients. The micronutrients, especially the ones with the corrosive properties help erode the stones and flush them out of the system.
Other uses of Chanca Piedra tea
Other uses of chanca piedra include:
1. Urinary retention therapeutic properties
2. Renal Anti-inflammatory properties
3. Treating prostate discomfort
4. Treating malaria
5. Used as an appetite stimulant
6. Used as a laxative
7. Used as an intestinal anesthetic
8. Skin healing properties
9. Used as a blood purifier
10. Has a soothing effect on the genitals
11. Used as eye drops
chanca piedra tea Appearance:
The roots of the herb are long and branched. The stem is about 40-60 cm tall and 2-2.5 mm wide and has horizontal branches. The Fruits are capsules, flattened and 2-3 mm in diameter. The leaves are wholesome, elliptical, have short petiole, hairless and pale on the underside. The flowers grow in the angle of each leaf and are small with white or yellow sepals