with Joyce M. Lee, Mark W. Newman, Achamyeleh Gebremariam, Preciosa Choi, Dana Lewis, Weston Nordgren, John Costik, James Wedding, Benjamin West, Nancy Benovich Gilby, Christopher Hannemann, Ashley Garrity, and Emily Hirschfeld. 2017. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 19(4). doi:10.1089/dia.2016.0312.
Chanca piedra (Phyllanthrus niruri) is a small herb native to tropical regions, such as the Amazon, that has been used for centuries by indigenous peoples to manage diabetes. Chanca piedra helps the body in lowering both blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It also detoxifies and protects the liver, which can become fatty in diabetics.