Renal or kidney stones are one of the most common and distressing maladies among urinary disorders and one of the major reasons for abdominal pain at present time. Renal stones or Urolithiasis means the presence of stone/calculus in the urinary system (kidney, ureter, bladder, and urethra).In the Sanskit language, Ayurveda describes renal stones as Ashmari. Ashmari (calculi) comprises two words, i.e. ‘Ashma’ and ‘Ari.’ ‘Ashma’ means a stone and ‘Ari’ means enemy. Ashmari (calculi), specifically called Moothrashmari (urolithiasis), is a disease of Moothravahasrotas (urinary tract) and involves the formation of a stone or stones, resulting in severe pain as given by an enemy. Acharya Sushruta explains the two processes of stone formation. One is by the stagnation and supersaturation of the urine by crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid — then the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.
Ayurvedic treatment of renal stones includes a range of therapies that include plant-based medicine, diet, and lifestyle changes. Altering the biochemical quality of urine can help in the treatment and prevention of Ashmari. This can be achieved by more fluid intake and diet changes. Also, in Ayurveda a number of diuretic herbs are indicated that help break the stones so they are easily expelled in the urine. In ayurvedic texts mainly three types of drugs Mutravirechaniya (diuretic) Ashmarighna Dravya (lithotriptic)and Kshara Karma (alkali therapy) are mentioned for the treatment of Renal stones. Also, after surgery, or if you have repeated kidney stones, ayurvedic herbs, and remedies can avoid the chances of recurrence.
- The renal stone kit includes all those herbs that is having diuretic action and stone-breaking properties.
- It helps in eliminating stones by breaking them into small particles via urine
- It controls infection, reduces inflammation
- It provides strength to the kidney
- Also, help in reducing pain.
Eat and drink calcium foods such as milk, yogurt, and some cheese and oxalate-rich foods together during a meal. The oxalate and calcium from the foods are more likely to bind to one another in the stomach and intestines before entering the kidneys. This will make it less likely that kidney stones will form.
He or she may also recommend losing weight, if necessary, exercising more, limiting alcohol consumption, and quitting smoking. You may be able to lower blood pressure by eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes, and healthy fats, such as olive oil. Reducing stress may also help lower blood pressure.