Kidney stones are one of the most painful diseases that can hamper our day-to-day activities to a great extent.
Stones are a mineral deposit that are filtered by the kidney and dissolved in urine, which prevents these mineral salt deposits from becoming solid.
Now, due to the reasons such as diet devoid of fluids and fibre, rich in animal protein, high BP and dehydration, these solids do not dissolve.
The stones grow large enough to get stuck in the urethra causing an excruciating pain while urinating.
If left untreated, kidney stones can even cause kidney failure.
One out of 30 women and one out of 14 men get affected by kidney stones.
In Ayurveda, kidney stones are known as Vrukka Ashmari.
According to this oldest form of medicine, an improper lifestyle and diet can lead to an imbalance in the Doshas, which cause an impaired digestive fire, which further leads to the accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body.
These amas get accumulated in the urinary tract and further cause the formation of stones.
Therefore, we, at Boldsky, would recommend using Ayurveda to treat kidney stones, naturally. Here's a look at some of the Ayurvedic remedies to treat kidney stones, have a look.
Tulsi leaves can be used for almost any type of a disorder. Ayurveda prescribes it for treating anything from common cold, fever to respiratory disorder and kidney stones. Its diuretic and detoxifying qualities are great for the kidney.
It has acetic acid which helps in breaking down the stone and its pain-healing properties provide relief during the sharp pain.
Consuming tulsi leaves with honey would be beneficial in alleviating the stones from the kidney.
Kidney beans commonly known as Rajma contain some compound that is beneficial for the overall well-being of the kidney. Ayurveda recommends treating kidney and bladder-related problems.
You can add kidney beans to your diet. You can increase the intake of kidney beans by way of consuming it as a gravy or in salads.
Coconut water is extremely beneficial for those suffering from kidney-related problems. We recommend consuming coconut water every day to flush out the kidney stones through urine.
Drinking coconut juice 4-5 times in a day on an empty stomach will help you in getting rid of the kidney stone. Drink 30 minutes before lunch or dinner for the ideal benefits.
The bark of mehendi is recommended in Ayurveda to treat kidney stones. One can make a decoction of its bark to treat kidney stones effectively.
Make a decoction using mehendi bark and 12 parts of water. Take it 2-3 times (20-30 mL) in a day to cure kidney stones.
Pashanabheda literally means stone which breaks. It is named as such due to the stone-breaking quality that it has. It literally breaks the stone that grows in. Ayurveda prescribes using this herb for breaking down the kidney stones.
Ayurveda also recommends the use of kulthi dal to treat renal calculus, commonly known as kidney stones. Regular usage of kulthi dal leads to the breakage of the stone and expels it from the body.
A decoction using 25 mL of kulthi dal and 200 mL of water should be boiled till the water reduces to 50 mL. Consume this twice every day to remove the stones from the kidney.