An Ayurvedic Approach in the Management of Ashmari (Kidney Stone)

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Shaista Asmeen khan, Toufik Sheikh, Pankaj Tiwari, Roshani Yawale


Nephrolithiasis also known as kidney stones or renal calculi is a common disorder characterized by the formation of aggregates of microscopic crystals into solid objects i.e. stones. Kidney stones resemble the description of ashmari in Ayurveda and they behave like an enemy for the body. In modern science, the treatment of kidney stones is PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) and ESWL (Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy). On the other hand, conservative management is also done i.e. Flush therapy, iv fluid, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, anti-emetic, and hydration. The present case study is of a 60-year-old male patient having symptoms of abdominal pain from the loin to the groin region, burning micturition, pain during micturition, nausea, and abdominal distention. The clinical diagnosis made on the basis of the symptoms was ashmari (kidney stone). He was on allopathic medications for the past 6 months but not relieved with symptoms. Hence he was taking ayurvedic medications for 1 month. The patient was much relieved with symptoms and investigations after the ayurvedic medication. This case study aims to a: study ashmari (kidney stone) from a modern and ayurvedic point of view, b: study the safe and effective ayurvedic medication to avoid surgical intervention and also to avoid the recurrence of kidney stones.

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