Kidney Stone


Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives.

The prevalence of kidney stones in the United States increased from 3.8% in the late 1970s to 8.8% in the late 2000s. The prevalence of kidney stones was 10% during 2013–2014. The risk of kidney stones is about 11% in men and 9% in women. Other diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity may increase the risk for 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)

In such conditions, vediti ayurvedic medicine for kidney stones proves to be useful to get relief from those stones. It is advisable to rehearse yoga along with medicines to relieve the symptoms of calculi.


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