Quebra Pedra (Phyllanthus niruri) is a small annual plant found in the Amazon Rainforest. In Peru is it known by its Spanish name of Chanca Piedra – which translates to ‘stone-breaker’. It called this because it promotes the reduction of calcium in the body such as kidney stones and calcium build up. Quebra Pedra may be taken as a tea and is an excellent tonic and caffeine-free drink to promote wellbeing. Many of the plant’s actions are attributed to lignans, glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, ellagitannins, and phenylpropanoids found in the leaf, stem, and root of the plant.
- Liver protective
Teabags: Infuse one bag in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 mins. Leave teabag in cup for extra strength. Consume 3 cups per day.
Loose Tea: Place 3 tea spoons of Quebra Pedra into a saucepan with 600ml (3 cups) of cold water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 10 mins, strain and serve. Stevia or honey may be added as desired. Consume whole mixture throughout the day. Mixture may be taken cold, or reheated if preferred.
None known at the recommended dosage
Use during pregnancy & breast-feeding is not recommended