Consumption of historical and current phytotherapeutic agents for urolithiasis: a critical review.


Gurocak S., Kupeli B.

The Journal of urology, vol.176, no.2, pp.450-5, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.juro.2006.03.034
  • Journal Name: The Journal of urology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-5
  • Keywords: urinary calculi, phytotherapy, lithotripsy, medicine, traditional, history of medicine, URINARY RISK-FACTORS, SHOCK-WAVE LITHOTRIPSY, CALCIUM-OXALATE CRYSTALLIZATION, HERNIARIA-HIRSUTA, AQUEOUS EXTRACT, ANTIUROLITHIATIC ACTIVITY, PHYLLANTHUS-NIRURI, RENAL STONES, NEPHROLITHIASIS, MEDIEVAL
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: Recent years have shown a dramatic expansion in the knowledge of molecular mechanism of phytotherapeutic agents used to treat urolithiasis. The discovery and elucidation of the mechanism of action, in particular the clinical role of these herbal remedies, has made an important contribution to treatment for urinary stone disease as an alternative or adjunct therapy. Thus, the potential clinical application of these folk medicines to urolithiasis is discussed.