Kidney stones or renal calculi are solid concretion or crystal aggregations formed in the kidneys from dissolved urinary minerals. Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and often severe pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Renal colic can be associated with nausea and vomiting. Kidney stones may contain various chemicals. There are several types of kidney stone based on the type of crystals of which they consists. The majority are calcium oxalate stones, followed by calcium phosphate stones. More rarely, struvite stones are produce by urea-splitting bacteria in people with urinary tract infections, and people with certain metabolic abnormalities may produce uric acid stones or cystine stones.
Treatment of Kidney Stones:
Avoid asparagus, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, meat and onions. The patient should take low calcium and phosphor diet. When stones are with calcium and magnesium, the patient is advised to take tomatoes, turnips, pumpkins, fresh green peas, grapes, papaya and pineapple. Foods to avoid in calcium oxalate stones are almonds beetroots, cabbage, beans, potatoes, soybeans, spinach and radish. Kidney beans are good natural remedy for stones. Low protein diet with plenty of fluid with more than 3-4 liters is useful in treating this condition. Holy basil juice and honey are beneficial in this condition.
Soak 250 grams of horse gram (kulthi) in three liters of water at night. Heat it slowly in the next morning for at least 2-3 hours and when one liter is left, remove from the flame. Now warm 30-50 grams of clarified butter (ghee) and add to it. Also add some black pepper (kaali mirch), black salt, cumin seeds (jeera) and turmeric (haldi) in the ghee. Drink this soup once in the afternoon instead of lunch. At least drink 250 grams. The stone will come out by itself in one or two weeks after being broken into pieces. Drink this soup daily. It has no side effects. If after drinking this soup, you are not able to control your hunger then you can take one wheat bread (chapati).
In a glass vessel, soak 20 grams of horse gram (kulthi) in 250 grams of water at night. In the morning mix it with a plastic spoon, and drink on an empty stomach. Now add the same amount of water in the glass containing horse gram and drink in the afternoon. Then add the same amount of water in that and drink in the evening. After drinking water thrice dipped in the same horse gram, add 20 grams of horse gram seeds for the next day. Drinking this water for two to three months and your kidney stone will dissolve and come out. Ayurveda advocates coffee prepared with five grams of tribulus terrestris (gokshura) with one liter of water boiled to one-fourth liter and given twice a day is good for kidneys.
Some yogasanas are beneficial in stones for relief such as uttanapadasana, pavanamuktasana, bhujangasana, danurasana as they stimulate the kidney. Hot water enema with hot bath at 100 degree F to 110 degree F is also advised. The head must be cooled with the paste made of Indian gooseberry. Hot fomentation is done on the kidney to relieve pain and agony. Regular exercise and plenty of water intakes are helpful in reducing the chances of stone formation.
Home Remedies for Kidney Stones:
Most renal calculi that are about 5mm to 10mm usually pass on their own because studies have shown that one or two out of every ten kidney stones need medical attention. It takes about one to three weeks in order for renal calculi to pass after using home remedies. Here are some home remedies that help you treat renal calculi:
Drink lots of water: Drinking lots of water will keep your urine clear, drink up to 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
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Nettle leaf: This leaf is known for its urination promotion abilities. Drinking up to 2 to 3 cups of nettle leaf tea daily may prevent the formation of kidney stones. Nettle leaf works by constantly keeping water flowing through the body’s kidneys and bladder; it also helps to wash away bacteria. Nettle leaf tea can be prepared by simply mixing 1 or 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaf with a cup of hot water and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes.
Vitamin supplements: Taking vitamin A and B6 supplement will definitely prevent the formation of renal calculi and treat kidney stones permanently; that is, if it is taken for a couple of months.
Pomegranates: Seeds of pomegranates (both sweet and sour) have proved effective in treating renal calculi. Pomegranate seeds are grounded into a fine paste and a tablespoon of the paste and can be used with horse gram soup in order to dissolve renal calculi. To prepare a cup of this soup, two tablespoons of horse gram should be used.
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