I tried drinking Phyllanthus niruri (Stonebreaker) tea as a kidney stone treatment. What happened next amazed me.
One day several years ago, I found myself curled up in a ball on the floor in pain. I called my daughter to take me to the hospital.
At the hospital, the attending doctor diagnosed me with a kidney stone. He told me to pick up some pain pills from the pharmacy, drink a lot of water, and hope that I passed the stone. He told me to return to the emergency room if I didn’t feel better in a week.
On the way back home, I wondered if the Percocet + water protocol is the standard solution for kidney stone treatment. (I later found out that it is.) I thought to myself — that’s insane, there must be a better way.
I did an internet search looking for answers. After sifting through some truly dubious “miracle cures,” I found Phyllanthus niruri. Phyllanthus niruri is sometimes called Chanca Piedra, which is a Spanish term meaning “Stonebreaker.” Phyllanthus niruri has a long history in Andean traditional medicine systems as an aide for eliminating kidney stones.
What a Much Saner Kidney Stone Treatment Looks Like
I felt this long history was a good starting point, and I began to do extensive research to determine if science backed this traditional use. I wanted to know what might make Phyllanthus effective for kidney stone treatment. As it turns out, Phyllanthus niruri does five things to help you deal with kidney stones:
- It stops calcium from accumulating in your kidneys.
- It contains a protein that blocks the formation of calcium crystals, which essentially stops kidney stones from growing.
- It is a smooth muscle relaxant specific to the urinary tract, which reduces spasms.
- It is an analgesic, which reduces pain.
- It is a diuretic, which helps you pass the stone.
In sum, it makes the kidney stone smaller and smoother, it relaxes the path the stone has to pass through, and it helps you eliminate the stone with less pain.
Why I Chose Phyllanthus niruri as My Kidney Stone Treatment
My extensive research into the science behind Phyllanthus niruri supported the traditional use of Phyllanthus niruri as a kidney stone treatment. What I quickly discovered is that Phyllanthus niruri makes an excellent, healthy tea. And so I began to drink looseleaf Phyllanthus niruri tea three times a day. Drinking the tea had the wonderful (though by this point not surprising) effect of shrinking the kidney stone to such a degree that I don’t even recall passing it.
I continued to drink Phyllanthus niruri tea three times a day for 90 days.
Drinking Phyllanthus niruri tea straight also had a second, more startling effect that I hadn’t anticipated: it helped me rid my body of Lyme disease. Once again, I continued my research to determine how Phyllanthus niruri may have supported my battle against Lyme.
Phyllanthus niruri Offers More Health Benefits Than Any Other Plant in the World
Here’s what I learned.
Phyllanthus niruri has 100+ bioactive compounds and has a well-earned reputation as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-plasmodial plant. The more I learned about Phyllanthus niruri, the more I appreciated elegance of the actions of its phyto-constituents, which provide phenomenal support to the body’s immune system. My research helped to explain how a traditional kidney stone treatment like Phyllanthus niruri helped me get rid of Lyme disease.
Today, I believe I have identified the world’s best kidney stone treatment. Better yet, I no longer have Lyme disease. The actions of the phyto-constituents of Phyllanthus niruri are why I consider Phyllanthus niruri the ultimate support for those battling kidney stones and Lyme disease.