Stonebreaker Supplement

Updated | 2021-12-02

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Overview of Stonebreaker

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus niruri

Order: Malpighiales

Family: Phyllanthaceae

A species of Phyllanthus that is native to South and Southeast Asia. It was historically (and in some cases still is) being used to treat kidney and urinary stones. Similar to Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus urinaria, this plant is also being used to treat hepatitis B and other liver problems. However, do not confuse this plant with Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus urinaria.



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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Antioxidant [1]
  • Hepatitis B [2]
  • Kidney Stones, improves the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy [3]
  • Reduction of Urinary Calcium [4]
  • Tonsil/Throat Infections (tonsillopharyngitis), an extract of stonebreaker with Nigella sativa [5]

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

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Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing jiaogulan.

Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing stonebreaker during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.



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Stonebreaker is not a "drug", the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.

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