Why Chanca Piedra is Popular As a Kidney Cleanser

Published: 20th August 2008
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Chanca piedra - supporting kidney function

Kidney makes up the urinary system of the body, along with the bladder, the urethra and two ureters. The bean-shaped kidney balances blood composition and regulates the fluid amount in the body. Along with cleaning of the blood, Kidney has an important function to pass urine. Kidney filters blood and passes waste substances and toxins as urine through the uterus to the bladder. Urine is composed of 95% of water, 2.5% of minerals and salt and 2.5% of urea. Chanca piedra's diuretic effect helps kidney to produce and increase the flow of urine, when you drink plenty of pure water with this healing tea. It also acts as a laxative. This helps best possible flow of fluids. It also contains number of organic acids. After ingestion it passes through the kidney and filtered by the glomerule, preventing its re-absorption. It has alkaloids, which after its ingestion smoothes urinary muscle relaxation further facilitating the kidney or bladder expulsion.

Chanca piedra's strong effect on root cause of kidney stone

Kidney stones and gall stones are very common, and they cause severe pain in your side and back of the body. To treat this disease these stones needed to break into small pieces, so they can pass out of the body. It is a breaking stone herb to break up the kidney stones to let them pass easily, without pain. A clinical study showed that this healing herb has breaking effect on calcium oxalate crystal formation, from which kidney stones are building up. It has chemicals that keep crystals of calcium, from entering cells of kidney. It has property to inhibit formation of calcium-oxalate crystals, which causes kidney stones. In this case, it helps to stop root cause of this painful disease. The inhibiting effect of chance piedra on re-formation of calcium-oxalate crystals brings you out of the cycle of kidney problems. This important property of the breaking stone herb helps considerably to people with history of kidney problems to gain proper health.

It is proved to be a strong antispasmodic, which prevents muscle spasms. At the same time it relaxes muscle tissues of bladder walls and the uterus, facilitating the removal of kidney stones. This antispasmodic effect of the herb makes it 94% successful in throwing out stones.
Extract from chanca piedra helps to decrease the size of calcium crystals and also helps to prevent formation of calcium crystals. This healing product significantly inhibits uptake of calcium oxalic acid by kidney cell. By this way, it helps to easily and painlessly remove small stones. Thus chanca piedra expels stones.

Chanca piedra to dilute the urine

Chemical reaction of crystals makes urine concentrated, which is hard to pass. It is a healing fluid keeps your urine less concentrated, reducing the risk of new stone formation. Stones are removed with the flow of urine. It increases the solubility of alkaline salts to make urine less concentrated. It also removes additional uric acid from the urine. In this way it increases urination and clears obstructions in urinary passage.

Additional properties, to keep kidney clean

This herbal solution also helps to supplement magnesium and vitamin B6 as a kidney cleanser and disperser. Amount of the magnesium helps to dissolve the stones and vitamin B6 will reduce level of acid in the urine. Vitamin B6 also enhances emission of calcium oxalate.
It helps to lower high blood pressure, a disease which affects kidney badly. Raising the level of salt in blood creates a chemical reaction that raises formation of Enzyme angiotensim II in kidney. The enzyme angotensin II in the blood is known to cause arteries' wall to constrict, resulting into high blood pressure. Scientists from Japan found a compound in this herb which slows down kidney making the enzyme angiotensin II. This compound of chanca piedra reverses effect of producing this harmful chemical in the blood, by acting as an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. This action is helpful to lower blood pressure for salt-sensitive people.

Chanca piedra as pain-killer

Treatment for painful illness caused by kidney infection includes antibiotics and painkillers. Its antibiotic components help in this area effectively. A research in Brazil showed that there is a chemical in Chanca Piedra which is seven times more pain relieving than aspirin. Such pain-relieving effect of the herb is a reason that it is useful for quick relief of pain, long before the kidney stones are removed.

Effects to clean gallbladder stones

According to Indian clinical research, it helps to increase bile acid secretion in the important urinary body part, gallbladder and considerably lowers blood cholesterol. It is beneficial to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Soothing urinary tract infections

Germs entering into the urinary tract cause urinary tract infections resulting in a painful symptom of intense burning and need for repeated urination. These infections lead to further affecting the bladder and spreading to the kidney, giving pain in back and can cause fever. It helps to maintain normal bacterial levels in the uro-genital tract. It soothes urinary tract infections. This herb relaxes narrow tube of urinary tract, opens it and lets the stones move away easily.

Detoxifying the liver

Liver is an important part of the body, which filter more than one liter of blood per minute. Liver also controls blood sugar and detoxifies the body. It counters effects done by toxins in liver by its anti-inflammatory agent working in the kidney. It works as an antihepatotoxic agent in the liver to protect it. This natural herb promotes the production of bile for a healthy liver and proper functioning of gall bladder. Extra bile means easy digestion of food and more liquids to get greater nutrition and also remove waste more efficiently. It contains phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin and triacontanal - three compounds responsible for healing of liver. These components of chanca piedra cleanse, flushes and rejuvenates the liver from toxics and chemicals. Thus chanca piedra has detoxifying and liver protective actions.

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