Effectiveness of Hareetakyadi Kashaya in the treatment of Urolithiasis- A Single Case Study
Urolithiasis is a common and painful human illness that typically occurs in middle life during one’s most productive years. Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among some of the causes of Urolithiasis. The typical symptoms of Urolithiasis are radiating pain from loin to groin, dysuria, burning micturition, hematuria, nausea. The features of urolithiasis can be co-related to the Lakshana of Mutrashmari. This is a case report of a 28 years old female patient, with the complaint of radiating pain from right loin to groin, and nausea since 3 months associated with low back ache since 2 months and dysuria, frequency and urgency of micturition present since 2 days; came with USG abdomen & pelvis showing the presence of calculus of 5mm in middle calyx of right kidney. Patient was advised to take freshly prepared Hareetakyadi Kashaya 48ml twice daily with 12 ml honey as Anupana before food for 30 days and follow up was done after 30 days of completion of treatment. Hareetakyadi Kashaya is mentioned in Chakradatta Mutrakrichra Chikitsa Adhyaya; As Tridoshas are involved in the Samprapti of this disease, drugs having Madhura(sweet), Tikta (Bitter) and Kashaya Rasa (Astringent), Tridosha Shamana properties are the ideal choice for the treatment. In Hareetakyadi Kashaya, the drugs are having Ashmarihara and most of the drugs are having Mutrala action which in turn helps in removing the calculus. After treatment, the USG abdomen & pelvis showed no presence of calculus. Hareetakyadi Kashaya is effective in managing Urolithiasis.
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