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Treatment of Kidney Stone Using Natural Ayurvedic Remedies

Updated on May 28, 2020
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Mahesh is an author. HIs ebook 'The Mystic Yogi' is available on Amazon Kindle. He is a firm believer in Ayurveda and its healing power.

Kidney Stones: Causes of Formation

Almost one-sixth of the global population is affected by the formation of kidney stones due to salt or mineral imbalance in the urinary system. These stones are formed due to the excess or lack of crystal-forming minerals in the urine. These stones obstruct the flushing of toxic substances outside the body through the urine. Kidney stones may be formed because of low liquid intake, inactiveness, excess of vitamin intake (vitamin D supplements), high protein intake, various metabolic deficiencies that cause substances, such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid, to accumulate in the urine. Its chances of recurrence are higher in men than in women even after its treatment if proper measures for its prevention are not adopted.

In Ayurveda, kidney stone disease is generally known as Mutrashmari, where Mutra means urine, and Ashmari means stone. It describes the formation of kidney stones to be due to the imbalance of any of the tridoshas (Vatashmari due to Vata dosha, Pittashmari due to Pitta dosha and Kaphasamri due to Kapha dosha). When the Vata becomes aggravated, it may dry up the Kapha present in the urinary bladder. This may in turn when mixed with urine leads to the formation of renal stone, which may cause consistent and extreme pain in the stomach followed by frequent episodes of vomiting and urination.

Factors Causing Kidney Stone

Kidney stones are formed due to dehydration caused by less water intake, overeating, holding urinal discharge, irregular eating habits, caffeine, junk foods and aerated drinks, regular meat and alcohol consumption, gas-causing food, certain dietary supplements, and drugs. Stones may also be caused due to genetic heredity, obesity, digestive disorders, and urinary tract infections.

Diet to be Followed for Kidney Stone

One should avoid taking foods with a high amount of oxalates, such as spinach, tomatoes, potato chips, French fries, beets, almonds, and chocolates. People suffering from kidney stones should avoid too much sodium intake in their diet as it increases the amount of calcium in the urine. Moreover, they should cut down the consumption of a high amount of animal protein, such as eggs (white) and meat, in their diet as it causes reduction of citrate levels in urine, which inhibits stone formation.

Fruits, such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit, which contain a high level of citrate that reduces stone formation should be consumed. However, calcium intake from natural sources, such as milk, cheese, egg yolks, and yogurt, should be increased to reduce the oxalate level in the body. One should consume vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower, which are low in sodium and potassium, contain many beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

Ayurvedic Procedures for Treatment

Kidney stones generally up to 7 mm in size can be flushed out of the body by adopting some ayurvedic remedies with the right kind of diet.

The very first thing to take note of is to incorporate the habit of drinking a lot of water in your routine. Regular intake of lemon water also helps in reducing the chances of stone formation. Lemon contains citrate that increases the amount of urine citrate that binds with calcium and thus helps in reducing the accumulation of calcium in stone formation. Juice of radish leaves, watermelon, cucumber, aloe vera juice, coconut water, and apple vinegar mixed (1 tablespoon) in a glass of water helps in reducing the kidney stones. The kidney patients should regularly take the juice of coriander powder (1 tablespoon) mixed in a glass of water to clean the kidney. Regular intake of a garlic clove is also beneficial for kidney patients.

Basil Leaves Extract for Kidney Stones

Basil (Tulsi) contains acetic acid that helps in dissolving the kidney stones. Basil leaves mixed in hot water could be taken as tea or juice with honey on a regular basis for a few months to remove the stones.

Pattharchatta Plant

Bryophyllum pinnatum (Miracle Leaf/Pattharchatta) for Stone Removal

Air plant or miracle leaf (Bryophyllum pinnatum) also called Pattharchatta in Hindi is also a very good remedy for the natural removal of kidney stones. It’s a perennial plant having thick leaves with teeth on the edges marked with reddish boundary. One to two leaves of pattharchatta should be consumed either fresh with an empty stomach or as leaves extract twice a day on a regular basis for 1 month. The pattharchatta leaves are very effective in removing small-size stones from 4 mm to 7 mm.

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Mixture

The citrate present in lemon helps in breaking the stone while the olive oil lubricates the ureters to flush the stone outside the body without causing pain.

Coconut Water for Kidney Stone

Coconut water has a high presence of potassium (1456 mg/L), chloride, and citrate resulting in increased urinary citrate, which inhibits calcium stone formation by making a complex with calcium and blocks crystal formation thereby decreasing the risk of urinary stone formation.

Horse Gram

Macrotyloma uniflorum (Horse Gram) Miraculous in Removing Kidney Stone

Horse gram is highly rich in iron, molybdenum, and proteins. Mainly grown in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in India, this pulse is highly valued for its anti-lithiatic and immense medicinal properties in Ayurveda. It helps in reducing the size of calcium oxalate stones and human kidney stones, thereby effective in flushing them out of the body through urine.

Horse Gram Soaked in Water

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Mahesh Chandra Gaur

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    • Mahesh Chandra Gaur profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      5 weeks ago

      Hi Ms. Flint, it's wonderful to receive a compliment for my article from an accomplished writer like you. Patients diagnosed with kidney stones should avoid animal protein or a high-protein diet. They also need to avoid food high in oxalate, such as chocolate. Grapes and cranberries are low-oxalate fruits and could be consumed.

      Thanks for visiting my hub page and posting such encouraging comments.

    • Marie Flint profile image

      Marie Flint 

      5 weeks ago from Jacksonville, FL USA

      Very well written. Believe me, I read a lot of articles on HubPages that require much editorial fixing. Not this one. I congratulate you. Well done.

      My brothers went through renal failure to the point dialysis was nearly necessary. Yes, they love their beef.

      I, on the other hand, have been vegetarian since age 21 and a striving vegan since age 65. Recently I had some Alaskan halibut. I do drink coconut water, but do have a chocolate habit as of late (maybe I'll go back to carob once I'm through with the cacao nibs).

      Medical Medium (Anthony William) also recommends dark cherries, cranberries, and grapes in addition to the citrus fruits. There are more dietary aids, of course.

      Thank you for this informative article. It has been a pleasure reading it.

    • Mahesh Chandra Gaur profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      5 weeks ago

      Yes, Snehaji, horse gram if consumed twice regularly for 1-2 months is effective in flushing out small-size kidney stones. Thanks for visiting my hub page and adding your valuable comments.

    • Sneha Bhat profile image

      Sneha Bhat 

      5 weeks ago from India

      Wow, amazing article sir. I was not aware that, even coconut water and horse gram plays an important role in flushing out Kidney stones. Thank you for this article sir.

    • Mahesh Chandra Gaur profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      6 weeks ago

      HI Vikram, the very first thing we should do is drink at least 1 litre water early morning to flush out the toxins out of our body. Yes, thanks for visiting my site and posting your valuable comment.

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      Vikram Brahma 

      6 weeks ago from Assam, India

      Very nice detailed article Mr. Mahesh, I really like coconut water as a solution. Although we can lemon water every day first thing in the morning. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article.

    • Mahesh Chandra Gaur profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi Prantika, kidney stones are caused due to accumulation of certain minerals in the urine. Therefore, a certain diet pattern as mentioned above should be followed to avoid its reoccurrence. Thanks for your valuable comments.

    • Mahesh Chandra Gaur profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi Liza, kidney stones cause severe pain and sometimes lead to a medical emergency. That's why I thought of sharing some knowledge on this topic. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments.

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      6 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for sharing this informative article.

      Good to know about the Ayurvedic treatment for kidney stones.

    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      I have heard about the lemon juice and olive oil treatment for kidney stones. However, I didn't have a lot of knowledge about other natural remedies such as coconut water for kidney stones treatment. Thanks for sharing this, Mahesh.

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