Stone in urinary tract and Ayurvedic tip
Urinary stones are generally formed by calcium, phosphates or oxalates. the main parts of the urinary tract are the kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra. the stones are formed primarily in the kidney and sometimes remain there without being noticed for a long time. In certain circumstances they slowly dissolved or dislodged and come down, and during this process they become lodged in a narrow part of the tract giving rise to excruciating pain.
Stones are formed in the body because of Vayu. It creates a type of dryness in the body because of which the chemicals start accumulating over a nucleus, that ultimately takes the shape of a stone. At times the entire kidney is filled with these stones, becomes calcified and stops functioning. If urine is not excreted through the kidneys or excreted in small quantities, uremia sets in and causes many complications. The same phenomenon takes place if a piece of stone gets lodged in ureter or bladder.
The person experiences pain in the lumber region of the kidneys at the back of the body. the pain radiates towards the genital organs. there might be fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleeplessness and painful urination. At times blood may appear in urine.
Pashanabheda – The zhizome of this plant is used in medicine. it is given in the form of powder in the dose of one teaspoonful three times a day. it can be given in the form of decoction also in a dose of 30ml. three times a day.
Varuna – It is a drug which can be popularly used for this condition. the bark of this tree is boiled with water and the decoction thus prepared is given to the person in a dose of 30ml. three times a day.
Gokshura – This is very useful when, due to the stone there is obstruction to the passage of urine. Gokshura is known for its diuretic property and this helps in the alleviation of Vayu. This compound preparation, therefore, helps both in the cure and prevention of this disease.
The most important medicine used for this problem is shilajit – Rock Exudation-bitumen. This medicine is very difficult to obtain as it’s supply is very less. This medicine should be given in a dose of one teaspoon twice a day with warm milk.
One should avoid intake of
- Beans and pulses.
- Yellow veriety of pumpkin, colocasia and lady’s fingers are strictly prohibited.
Intake white variety of pumpkin and gourd are very useful in this condition.
The person should not sit continuously for a ling time.
Immediately after taking food he/she should either walk for a few minutes or lie down.
Sitting in office constantly for a long time is also prohibited.
It is better to sit on a soft cushion and move about for a few minutes after working for about an hour.
Should avoid constipation as constipation may aggravate Vayu.
Drinking plenty of water must be made a habit. This will help in cleaning the urinary system and prevent form formation of stones.