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Stonebreaker [Chanca Piedra] Herbal Tea [1oz]


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Stonebreaker, an herb native to India and South America, has been a traditional mainstay in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine for millennia. It’s common name, stonebreaker – as well as the Spanish and Portuguese equivalents – hails from its popular use in the treatment of kidney stones. Stonebreaker Medicinal Properties Health Benefits of Stonebreaker The stonebreaker plant has been traditionally used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and it’s still a hot subject of scientific research today. More studies are needed to ascertain the extent of the health benefits of stonebreaker, but its antilithic and antiviral properties give it the following medicinal uses:
* Dissolving kidney stones and gallstones. Living up to its name, the stonebreaker herb aids the passage of stones and also prevents their formation.
* Treating hepatitis B. Preliminary studies have shown that stonebreaker properties can stop this virus from replicating, along with protecting the liver.
In Ayurvedic traditional medicine, stonebreaker properties have been used for treating various ailments, from hiccups to leprosy. It is also a prominent herb in the Unani system of medicine, in which it is applied to wounds and sores as well as taken for relieving the symptoms of jaundice.
How It Works Phyllanthin is a major bioactive lignan in stonebreaker, and the most studied compound of this plant. It has been observed to have hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. On the other hand, nirtetralin, another important lignan, is thought to be responsible for the antiviral properties of stonebreaker: studies have shown that it can inhibit replication of the hepatitis B virus and suppress its antigens, therefore enabling a speedier recovery. However, more research is needed before using nirtetralin to treat other viruses.

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