Chanca Piedra Herb Cut (Phyllanthus Amarus)
Phyllanthus (Chanca piedra) is used extensively in Chinese - and Ayurvedic medicine throughout the centuries for liver, kidney and gall bladder function. All parts of this small plant have many medicinal applications and are used as such.
It is used for a wide number of traditional medicinal applications including internal use, for among others, diabetes, frequent menstruation, gonorrhea, gout, jaundice and topical use as a poultice for skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness.
It is also used against acute Hepatitis B and chronic Hepatitis C.
Phyllanthus is administered in the form of an infusion (medicinal tea), tincture or capsules for the treatment of chronic dysentery.
There is ongoing research about Phyllanthus as a natural medicine for antibacterial and antiviral applications.
The Phyllanthus species, amarus, niruri and urinaria have almost identical working.