HERBAL AND ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR KIDNEY, GALLBLADDER AND URINARY STONES: A REVIEWAbstract
Medicinal plants have been known for millennia and are highly esteemed all over the world as a rich source of therapeutic agents for the prevention of various ailments. Today large number of population suffers from kidney stone, gall stone and urinary calculi. Stone disease has gained increasing significance due to changes in living conditions i.e. industrialization and malnutrition. Changes in prevalence and incidence, the occurrence of stone types and stone location, and the manner of stone removal are explained. Medicinal plants are used from centuries due to its safety, efficacy, cultural acceptability and lesser side effects as compared to synthetic drugs. The present article deals with measures to be adopted for the potential of medicinal plants in stone dissolving activity. The problem of urinary stones or calculi is a very ancient one and many remedies have been employed during the ages these stones are found in all parts of the urinary tract, the kidney, the ureters and the urinary bladder and may vary considerably in size. In the present article, an attempt has been made to emphasis on herbal option for urinary stone.
Rohit Kumar Bijauliya *, Shashi Alok, S. K. Jain, V.K. Singh, Devender Singh and Man Singh
Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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