Antiurolithic activity of Soma (Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb)-A Case Report
Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb(Asclepiadaceae) is a slender fleshy twining herb found in India. Traditionally leaves of Ceropegia bulbosa Roxbis used by local peoples of many states of India for treatment of kidney stones. Still no scientific report is available which proves its antiurolithic property. Thus present study was designed to investigate antiurolithic activity of Swarasa extract of whole plant of Ceropegia bulbosa Roxbin a patients of urolithiasis.In present study, Swarasa (extract of whole plant) of Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb was given in a patient of urolithiasis. A 45 years old female patient was having complaints of left loin pain and recurrent urinary tract infection. After the episode of acute abdominal colic, she was detected with renal calculus. Investigations like level of serum uric acid, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and urine routine and microscopic were done. Ultrasound examination done before and after the treatment shows significant reduction in size of the calculus so passed out from kidney.50 ml of Swarasa daily for 10 days significantly reduced her kidney stone size and it was passed out from urine.