Benefits and Uses of Chanca Piedra

Clinical research that has been carried out on the plant over the years demonstrated antilithic, hypotensive, antihepatotoxic, antiviral, diuretic, antibacterial, analgesic, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, and hypoglycemic activities. Chanca piedra, when used as a natural remedy by infusing the whole plant or just the aerial parts in hot water, was found to help urinary and biliary conditions. Some of these conditions are gallbladder and kidney stones, flu, cold, hepatitis, tuberculosis. For bacterial infections, it is quite effective in treating prostatitis, cystitis, [...]

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Science and Related Studies

Various Scientific Research have been carried out on chanca piedra. A study carried out showed that administration of aqueous extracts of the plant in mice revealed a significant decrease in the level of glucose in the blood. It proved that the plant has hypoglycemic effect in mice that are diabetic and showed no trace of hepatotoxicity. It also resulted in the loss of weight. Another scientific study showed that it has hypolipidemic effect which has lipid-lowering effects in cholesterol and [...]

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