Known in other parts of the world as Shatterstone, Chanca Piedra and Bhumyamalaki
Quebra Pedra (Phyllanthus niruri) is a small annual plant that is found in the Amazon Rainforest and other tropical areas of the world, including India and the Caribbean. It is also well known by its Spanish name of Chanca Piedra - which means ‘stone breaker' - and its Indian name Bhumyamalaki. In India it plays a significant role in Ayurvedic practices.
Put 3 heaped teaspoons (5g) of Quebra Pedra into a saucepan with 600ml (3 cups) of cold water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 10 minutes, strain and serve. Sugar or honey may be added as desired. Consume whole mixture throughout the day. Mixture may be taken cold, or reheated if preferred.
Quebra Pedra (Phyllanthus niruri) pure shredded whole plant