Below are a few pictures of kidney stones and one xray showing the location and size of a kidney stone. They are very real and very painful.
|How Does Chanca Piedra Work?
The active ingredients in chanca piedra are thought to prevent calcium oxalate crystals from forming. It also is thought to break the matrix that holds existing stones together. Another noted property of chanca piedra is its antispasmodic characteristics. This causes the urinary tract muscles to relax thus allowing the easy and painfree passing of stones.
In 1990, Nicole Maxwell reported that Dr. Wolfram Wiemann (of Nuremburg, Germany) treated over 100 kidney stone patients with chanca piedra obtained in Peru and found it to be 94% successful in eliminating stones within a week or two.