The benefits of Chanca Piedra herbal tea include kidney support, digestive support, detox/cleanse support, and immune support.
Chanca Piedra: The Healthiest Tea in the World
Chanca Piedra (also called Phyllanthus niruri and Stone Breaker) herbal tea and extract offer tremendous health benefits. Native to the Amazon rainforest, Chanca Piedra is a nootropic, an adaptogen, and an antioxidant. With 100+ identified bioactive compounds, no other plant in the world offers as many health benefits.
Phytochemically rich Chanca Piedra has the potential to help many body systems. It has been traditionally used to support the renal system, help the immune and lymphatic systems combat viruses and bacteria, support the digestive system, and reduce stress on the pancreatic system.
Phytochemical studies from as early as 1861 have shown that the plant is rich in tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes, coumarins, lignans, and phenylpropanoids, which are responsible for its pharmacological activity, including its potential ability to provide kidney health support, liver disease herbal support, and antiviral support.
The benefits of Chanca Piedra looseleaf herbal tea and extract include substantial pharmacological potential for a wide range of health conditions. The plant shows the following activities:
- Wound healing
Kidney Stone Breaker
Chanca Piedra is Spanish for “Stone Breaker,” and the looseleaf herbal tea is best known as a kidney stone breaker. People throughout South America drink tea made from this marvelous plant to help address kidney health issues, address issues with gall stones, and help pass kidney stones.
To be clear, drinking Chanca Piedra herbal tea won’t enable you to technically break a kidney stone. Instead, it stops the accretion of calcium in the kidney, smooths the stone’s spiky surface, stops spasms, eases pain while passing stones, and reduces the size of the stone so it can pass easily through your urine stream. Learn more here.
Digestive Support and Detox/Cleanse Support
Best known for helping to eliminate kidney stones and gall stones, the benefits of Chanca Piedra extend to digestive support and liver support. The looseleaf herbal tea is traditionally used in South America and around the world to provide liver disease herbal support.
Scientific evidence suggests that Chanca Piedra may provide liver disease herbal support and antiviral therapy. It has hepatoprotective, antiviral, antibacterial, hypolipidaemic, hypoglycaemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, anti-urolithiatic and anti-hyperuricaemic properties due its novel bioactive compounds. The antioxidant hepatoprotective activity of the plant may be due to its rich content of flavonoids, tannins, lignans, and terpenes, which possess anti-oxidative traits.
Everything you put in your body eventually goes through the liver’s security checkpoint. Rather than start a new fad diet, consider ways to support efficient liver filtration. A cup or two of Chanca Piedra herbal tea a day can go a long way toward protecting your liver and supporting digestive health.
Lyme Disease Support
Linden Botanicals owner Michael Van der Linden had Lyme disease for almost four years. He began drinking Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) tea to help treat kidney stones. Over a three-month period, he ended up clearing Lyme disease from his body.
You can learn more about how Chanca Piedra works to inhibit Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) here. You can read more about how Chanca Piedra helped him rid his body of Lyme disease here and here.
You can check out our free Lessons from the Darkness e-book here. The e-book chronicles company owner Michael Van der Linden’s four-year battle with Lyme disease and the eight intentional steps he took to stop chasing sickness and start pursuing health. (In fact, Michael’s experience with chronic illness is what led him to start the company in the first place.)
Immune Health Benefits of Chanca Piedra
Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) may offer significant immune support and relief of cold and flu symptoms. Studies show it has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and biofilm-breaking qualities.
It has been traditionally used to help the immune and lymphatic systems combat viruses and bacteria, support the digestive system and renal system, and reduce stress on the pancreatic system.
The important thing to remember is that the same actions that help with chronic illness can help your body stave off the flu or a cold. Essentially, Chanca Piedra blocks the RNA and DNA transferase, slowing or even stopping bacteria and viruses from multiplying and allowing a more balanced immune system to handle the remaining invaders.
Chanca Piedra and the Bliss Molecule
Many people have asked us if Chanca Piedra looseleaf herbal tea contains caffeine. To be clear, it does not. It also doesn’t contain any other stimulants.
Drinking Chanca Piedra tea can give you something akin to an energy and mood boost — a stimulating effect like a coffee buzz, minus the jitters. That’s because your body naturally produces a “bliss molecule” called anandamide, and Phyllanthus niruri makes more anandamide available to your body for longer periods of time. Read about Phyllanthus niruri and the bliss molecule to learn more.
Too Many Benefits of Chanca Piedra to Count
Members of our team brew and drink Chanca Piedra looseleaf herbal tea every day. It makes a pleasant-tasting loose tea that some people think tastes like the Lipton sun tea they drank growing up.
Linden Botanicals sells 50-serving sizes of Chanca Piedra extract for immune support, as well as larger sizes of both the herbal tea and extract. We’ve also included the extract as one of the six extracts in our proprietary ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kit and as one of the four extracts in our GUTSY Digestive Health Support Kits.