Doctor David Williams devotes a page of his March newsletter, ALTERNATIVES, to Chanca Piedra,
a South American herb, which has
a strong reputation for eliminating kidney stones and gallstones.
The name Chanca Piedra, literally
translates as "Stone Breaker." Doctor Williams says that Chanca Piedra also helps heal "liver ailments, flu, malaria, and even
Williams says that the herb "not only helps dissolve existing kidney
stones, but can prevent the formation of new ones."
But Doctor Williams gives this warning: CHANCA PIEDRA SHOULD NOT
BE USED BY PREGNANT WOMEN. It has
been used as a form of birth-control
in some areas of South America. He adds that "It may also act as a
diuretic or enhance the effects of
diuretic drugs commonly used in the
treatment of high blood pressure.
It may also lower blood Sugar levels. especially if used long-term. If you're diabetic, it
may increase the effectiveness of
any diabetes medications, so definitely check with your doctor
before using the herb."
But if none of those caveats apply
to you, then consider trying Chanca
Piedra. Williams cites one doctor
in Germany who reported a 94 percent
success rate in eliminating existing
stones within 7 to 14 days (using
Where to get it? Doctor Williams lists three sources, and I have one
of my own. Jarrow Formulations
(product #JR-064) sells ninety, 500
mg caps for $13.97. Call Muscle Masters at 1-800-800-9688, or go to www.musclemaster.com
CFS Nutrition sells a jar of the
raw dried herbs (125 grams) for
$15.00. You use the herb to make
3 or 4 cups of tea per day. Their
website is: www.cfsn.com
Last, Doctor Williams list Raintree
Nutrition, who sell a 2 oz liquid
extract of the herb for $18.00. He
lists Raintree's number as 1-888-792-0028.
I've been a customer of Raintree Nutrition for years. So I immediately went to their catalog,
and looked up the Chanca Piedra drops. They exist, just as he said.
But Raintree also sells 1 POUND of
Chanca Piedra powder for $20.00.
So you may want to consider that option, too. Raintree's # is 1-800-780-5902. Their web address is: www.RaintreeNutrition.com.
And, no, I don't work for them or anyone.
If anyone has any luck using Chanca
Piedra for kidney stones, please
report back to us ASAP.