A Narrative Review on an Insight of Herbal Origin Drugs and Their Traditional Medicine Formulations for the Treatment of Nephrolithiasis

Year : 2024 | Volume :01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 14-30

Muhammad Arif

Pradeep Singh

Md Noushad Javed

Md Sabir Alam

Mohd Juned

Nisha Rajpoot

Rajendra gupta


Ethnopharmacological relevance. There is no satisfactory treatment at present to cure or prevent kidney stone recurrences using predictable medicines. There are several marketed formulations in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic Traditional Medicines (TM) have potential lithotriptic effects and clinical applications. In India, prevalence rates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of nephrolithiasis are being estimated at 63.9%. Aim of the review This review article intended to scientifically documented reports on various herbal drugs and TM formulations with ethnopharmacological and clinical relevance for the treatment of nephrolithiasis ascertain in different books, literature and research articles belonging to the Asian continent. Materials and methods This review article was prepared by utilize several review articles, original research articles and related books from constant databases, such as ScienceDirect, PubMed, Wiley Online Library, SciFinder, ACS Publications, Web of Science, Springer, and Scopus between 1980 to 2021 and the literature exploration were carry out in English. In addition, traditional applications of herbal drug and formulations for the treatment of nephrolithiasis are discussed. Results The herbal drugs and formulations discussed here are affluent in phyto-constituents resembling Phenolic and flavonoid, tri-terpenoids, alkaloids and steroids, etc., liable for the nephrolithiasis effects. A lot of information recommends that reviewed plants and their traditional formulations have valuable role in dissolving the kidney stone. Conclusions In this paper, we have reviewed the pathogenesis, risk factors and management of nephrolithiasis with numerous herbals bioactive with Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathic drug formulations and assess the different kinds of herbal bioactive present in formulations which are responsible for management of nephrolithiasis.

Keywords: Hajrul yahood, jawakshar, kidney stone, herbal formulation, nephrolithiasis, pashanabheda, traditional medicine

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