Review Article | Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Potential Herbs for the Management of Urolithiasis in Veterinary Medicine - A Mini Review

Khan Sharun, C. V. Haritha, Kaveri Jambagi, Deepak Chandran, Mohd. Iqbal Yatoo, Hardeep Singh Tuli and Kuldeep Dhama

Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2021: 98 (6) - pages 9 to 16
(Received: , Accepted: )


Urolithiasis is defined as the formation of urinary calculi within the renal tract. Herbal therapy is gaining widespread acceptance worldwide as a therapeutic strategy for managing urolithiasis. The anti-lithogenic property of most plants is mediated through the inhibition of nucleation and aggregation of crystals in the kidney, thus preventing calculogenesis. Several plants such as Bergenia ligulata, Crataeva nurvala, Berberis vulgaris, Bombax ceiba, Costus arabicus, Camellia sinensis, Cynodon dactylon, Punica granatum, Asparagus racemosus, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Solanum xanthocarpum, Abutilon indicum, Terminalia arjuna, Nigella sativa, Dolichos biflorus, Rubus idaeus, Herniaria hirsuta, Aerva lanata, Pedalium murex, Tribulus terrestris, Biophytum sensitivum, and Cissus gongylodes, have exhibited therapeutic potential in vivo and in vitro studies

Key Words: Urinary calculi, Potential urolitholytic herbs, in vivo reports, in vitro reports

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