Kidney stones are hard, mineralized formations made from chemicals in the urine. Urinary stones are formed when these minerals crystallize. They vary in size and may be as small as a pinhead or as large as a golf ball, which may obstruct the urinary pathway causing painful symptoms.
Kidney stones, also called urinary stones, are mainly formed in the kidneys and there is evidence that humans have been experiencing them since 4000 B.C. The prevention of urinary stones recurring remains a serious problem with human health(1).
The most common symptoms of kidney stones include severe lower back pain, blood in the urine, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills and bad smelling and cloudy urine. They are the third most common disorder of the urinary system.
Ayurvedic Support for Healing Kidney Stones
Ayurveda refers to this disorder as Mutra Ashmari. Mutra means “urine” and Ashmari means “stones”. Mutra Ashmari is classified under the Ashtamahagada (eight fatal conditions) and is Kaphapradhan Tridoshaja Vyadhi (dominated by kapha biological energy). The mineral formation of stones in the urinary pathway occurs due to the disequilibrium of kapha inhibiting and promoting factors within the urinary system.
Probable Causes of Kidney Stones
Possible causes include not drinking enough water, excess exercise and sweating causing dehydration, obesity and eating foods that are too salty or sweet. Infections and family history may be responsible as well.
Ayurvedic Herbal Support: Chandraprabha Vati
Chandraprabha Vati; also known as Chandraprabha Gulika and Chandraprabha Vatika, is an Ayurvedic classical supplement that supports the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract, obesity, diabetes, and skin health issues. It balances Kapha Dosha as well as Apana Vayu, which is the area below the belly button.
Chandraprabha Vati protects and nourishes the urinary system and helps prevent and reduce the formation of urinary stones. It’s main action scrapes unwanted meda dhatu (adipose tissue), breaks down mineralized stones in the urinary system, reduces burning sensation and pain in the urinary system and can decrease an enlarged prostate gland.
To learn more about urinary health, read our related article: Caring For Your Urinary System.
Why should I book a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor?
It’s important to consult with Ayurvedic practitioners when any health problem becomes chronic. An Ayurvedic doctor can help you understand the root cause of your symptoms and your specific body constitution or dosha.
If you have chronic urinary problems, we recommend consulting with our Ayurvedic doctor Vishwanath Guddadar to support your overall health. Following the advice from a personalized Ayurvedic consultation will change your life and will give you the knowledge required to maintain your best health.
If you book a consultation with Dr. Vishwanath Guddadar, you will receive a personalized diet, lifestyle, and herbal protocol that will strengthen your vitality and improve your overall health.
1, 2. Alelign, Tilahun, and Beyene Petros. “Kidney Stone Disease: An Update on Current Concepts.” Advances in urology vol. 2018 3068365. 4 Feb. 2018, doi:10.1155/2018/3068365
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