WHAT ARE RENAL STONES?
The renal stones or kidney stones are the calculi that form and deposit in the renal matter. They are the crystallized or concrete aggregation of minerals taken in the diet and formed in the urine. These stones are more common in the males. In the natural course of time they leave the body through the urine.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF RENAL STONES?
The renal stones are formed from the dietary minerals that are present in the urine. They get collected in the kidneys and form stones.
The causes of kidney stones are:
- Low fluid intake
- Sugars that are refined like sucrose and fructose
- Also juices like apple juice and grape juice have high fructose quantity
- Taking calcium supplements- The excess calcium supplements are given away in the urine. They may deposit in the kidney
- Diet rich in animal protein
- Taking vitamin C supplements
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF RENAL STONES?
THE SYMPTOMS OF RENAL STONES ARE:
- Pain that is intermittent in nature
- The pain travels from the flanks to the area between the thighs
- The pain of renal colic is the strongest ever
- Painful urination
- Obstruction in the passage of urine
- Blood in urine
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM RENAL STONES?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
The Ayurvedic herbs for renal stones help dissolve the calculi in a natural and herbal way. The Kidney functioning is restored and the pain and anguish caused by these is helped. The herbs breakdown the calculi in the renal matter itself and they pass out through the urine. The Ayurvedic herbs help prevent the surgical intervention for renal stones.
HERBS FOR RENAL STONES
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Punarnava is a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy with diuretic properties and increases the renal blood flow. It has astringent, bitter, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. It is an excellent kidney and heart tonic. This medicine is useful in maintaining the health of the skin. These capsules can clear excess Kapha from the stomach and chest. They act as a rejuvenator and can be used in relieving impaired urinary condition. They are very useful in the reduction of excess body fluids, congestion and edema due to excess Kapha. Punarnava has properties to clear toxins from the blood and increase red blood cells in the body. The haemoglobin content increases and oxygen carrying capacity increases. They act in the prevention of pain and intestinal spasms. Punarnava capsules are recommended in relieving diabetes. They are useful in relieving swollen joints because of fluid retention caused because of imbalance in Kapha. This herbal medicine is useful in eliminating toxins accumulated in the joints through kidneys and urine. It is effective in the management of arthritis and gout. It is helpful in the breakdown of the ‘fibrin’, a blood clotting protein. Punarnava is very effective in relieving infections of urinary tract. It is used in Varunadi vati and Punarnava mandur capsules.
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS (GOKSHURA)
Tribulus is a wonderful herb for strength and stamina. It helps improve the immunity which enhances the self esteem and self confidence in men. Tribulus herb for prostate health and power helps improve erectile dysfunction. It increases sperm count as well as sperm quality as it is rich in antioxidants so it works as a supplement. It has anti aging and strength giving properties. The herb increases male fertility naturally. It increases libido in men and reduces lack of desire for sex. The Tribulus herb is added to Rencure formula.
CURCUMIN LONGA (TURMERIC)
Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Curcumin herb has rich anti-diabetic properties that make it a wonderful herb to use for diabetic patients. It is a famous Chinese medicine to relieve digestive and liver related diseases. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations. The herb has the power to fight against toxins and infections owing to its rich anti-biotic properties. It is used in many cosmetics due to its beneficial actions on the skin. Punarnava mandur capsules are prepared using it.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Punarnava Mandur capsules.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Punarnava mandur.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Punarnava mandur has Vibhitaki.