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  QUEBRA-PEDRA POWDER TEA (Phyllanthus niruri) -  2 OZ / 60 gr

 

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Ethnomedical Uses: The name of the plant, means “stone breaker” or “shatter stone. In addition to kidney stones, the plant is employed in the Amazon for numerous other conditions by the indigenous peoples, including colic, diabetes, malaria, dysentery, fever, flu, tumors, jaundice, vaginitis, gonorrhea, and dyspepsia. Based on its long documented history of use in the region, the plant is generally employed to reduce pain, expel intestinal gas, to stimulate and promote digestion, to expel worms, as a mild laxative.
Quebra pedra has a long history in herbal medicine systems in every tropical country where it grows. For the most part, it is employed for similar conditions worldwide. Its main uses are for many types of biliary and urinary conditions including kidney and gallbladder stones; for hepatitis, colds, flu, tuberculosis, and other viral infections; liver diseases and disorders including anemia, jaundice and liver cancer; and for bacterial infections such as cystitis, prostatitis, venereal diseases and urinary tract infections. It is also widely employed for diabetes, to tone, balance, strengthen, detoxify and protect the liver (and to balance liver enzymes), for viruses, including hepatitis A, B, and C, herpes, and HIV, to tone, balance, strengthen, detoxify and protect the kidneys and to reduce uric acid and increase urination, for hypertension and high cholesterol levels and hypertension as well as for its diuretic, pain-relieving, digestive stimulant, antispasmodic, fever reducing, and cellular protective properties in many other conditions.

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), antiulcerous , antibacterial, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), antilithic (prevents and eliminates kidney stones), antimalarial, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antispasmodic, antiviral, contraceptive, diuretic, gastrototonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric system), hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), uterine relaxant.

Cautions: It may increase the effect of diabetic, high blood pressure, and diuretic drugs. Chronic long-term use of any diuretic can cause electrolyte and mineral imbalances; however, human studies with Quebra-pedra (for up to three months of chronic use) has not reported any side effects.Don't use during pregnancy.

How to use/ Preparation: Depending on what it's employed for, 1-3 cups are taken daily. Prevention and health maintenance dosages for kidney stones are reported by practitioners to be 1-3 cups weekly while 3-4 cups daily are used to expel existing stones.


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