Ayurvedic treatment for Kidney stones

Kidney stones

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Kidney stones


In Ayurveda, the management of kidney stones (mutrashmari ) has many different approaches, including surgical management. However, before proceeding for surgical or invasive techniques, there are some oral medications that Ayurveda recommends, which have specific pharmacological properties of Chedana (Cutting /Breaking), Bhedana (Splitting), Lekhana (Scarification) and Mutrala (Diuretic) for alleviating pain and disintegrating the stones. These include:3

  • Ghrita (Medicated ghee)
  • Taila (Medicated oil)
  • Paneeya Kshara (medicated Alkali preparation)

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar), in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Purana Shali (Old rice), Kushmanda (White gourd), Patola (pointed gourd), Talaphala (Toddy palm), Urvaru (Cucumber), Khajura etc. are all good in Mutra vikaras (Diseases pertaining to urinart tract)

  • Increase consumption of certain vegetables, certain cereals, certain fruits, coconut water, lemon juice and butter milk
    • Vegetables that are good for you: Carrots, Karela (Bitter gourd), Potatoes, Radish, Pumpkin
    • Cereals that are good for you: Barley, Moong dal, Horsegram
    • Fruits that are good for you: Bananas, Lemon, Apricots, Plums, Apple, Almonds
  • Avoid consumption of certain vegetables, certain cereals, certain fruits, coffee, cashew nuts and chocolates
  • Avoid dairy and its derivatives, ghee, eggs, green vegetables, non vegetarian foods

Vegetable to avoid: Brinjal, Beans, Lady finger, Capsicum, Tomato, Cucumber, Palak

  • Cereals to avoid: Fine wheat flour (Maida), Oat meal, Bran
  • Fruits to avoid: Black Grapes, Amla, Kiwi, Strawberries, Chickoo

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Indulge in regular exercises to remain fit
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Avoid daytime sleeping (diwaswap)
  • Avoid suppressing your natural urge to urinate (vegdharan)

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of kidney-diseases and/or kidney stones without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for kidney-diseases and/or kidney stones, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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