Mankind has been afflicted by kidney stones since centuries back. Kidney Stone also referred as Renal Calculi is named as Nephrolithiasis or Urolithiasis as per the medical terminology. According to the recent studies, 12% of the world is affected by Renal calculi at some point of their life. In Indian population, the prevalence rate is 12% out of them 50% may end up with loss of their kidney functions. However, the occurrence rate is more in males compared to females.
Urination helps to remove the toxins along with the liquid waste from the body. During this process, there are chances of formation of solid mass which happens due to the clumping of tiny crystals. These tiny crystals can be referred as Renal Calculus. It may be variable in size and shape. Many factors contribute to the formation of urinary stones. The chemical composition of kidney stone vary from individual to individual depending upon the abnormality. Depending upon the variations in their compositions they are mainly categorized into –
Person suffering with kidney stone experience with excruciating pain which is beyond explanation. Apart from pain, people also experience frequent urge to micturate, hematuria (blood in urine), nausea and vomiting. Most of the calculi, flushes out along with the urine but if they don’t life becomes miserable.
Formation of kidney stones is a complex and multifactorial process. These may include several inherent factors like age, sex, heredity, and external factors such as geography, climate, dietary, mineral composition, and water intake.
Apart from this, the amount of potassium present in coconut water helps to alkalinize the acidic urine
and also dissolve the kidney stones.
Squeeze the lemon into a glass of water. Add 1 spoon of honey to it and mix well.This mixture can be consumed on empty stomach morning and evening.
Lemons are known for its abundance of citrate which dissolves kidney stones. They are one among the richest antioxidant and possess diuretic properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of lemons are added benefit to alleviate symptoms of pain while urinating
Clean the pomegranate and grind to obtain the juice. The juice can be consumed often.
Pomegranate contains elements that lower the acidity of urine, making it harder for stones to form.
It helps to flush out stones and toxins from the system. It has rich antioxidants which help to keep kidneys healthy
Intake of sugar cane juice promotes frequent urination, which helps the small sized stones to pass through the urine.
Sugarcane contains iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes which treats dehydration. It is treated as an important diuretic which treats urinary tract infections, recurrent kidney infections. It accelerates the proper functioning of the kidneys.
Ayurveda also emphasis sugarcane juice helps to strengthen the liver and is a helpful remedy in Jaundice
Soak the horse gram in sufficient quantity of water. Then boil these thoroughly in the water and consume it once it is cool.
Horse gram soup is said to be very effective in treating kidney stones and gall stones.
These pulses help in breaking the stones into smaller pieces. It is an effective diuretic.
One or two celery stalks are taken and cleaned in running water. These are then blended with the water and to create celery juice.
Including celery seeds to the daily diet reduces the risk of urine formation. The leaves have antioxidants and compounds which can increase urine production.