Chanca Piedra is a small plant in the Amazon rainforest. With a name that literally means "quarry stone", this useful herb has been used for centuries to break kidneys and gallstones. It also relaxes the urinary tract and the biliary tract to facilitate the entry of foreign particles and can help minimize calcification and reduce obstruction in the digestive system. It is also thought to help boost the immune system and increase bile production, which helps digestion and elimination. Use Chanca Piedra to maintain optimal kidney, gall bladder, liver and bladder health. Chanca Piedra is also traditionally used to treat pain, inflammation, diabetes, asthma, fever, bladder infections, indigestion, constipation and circulatory disorders.
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Look for Chanca Piedra online or at your local health food store. It can be purchased as capsules, tinctures or tea-like infusion.
Take 2-3 capsules twice daily for general detoxification and optimal digestion.
Use Chanca Piedra tincture to promote liver health. Take 10-15 drops twice a day. Mortars can be added to water or juice or taken directly under the tongue.
Add the tincture to the hot water if you want a hot drink. First, warm the water and then add the tincture so that it does not diminish the botanical benefits.
Use Chanca Piedra infusion or tea for kidney problems, such as kidney stones. Boil 3-4 cups of water and add a tablespoon of Chanca Piedra soup. Simmer for 15 minutes and strain. Drink a cup two or three times a day.
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