Shitivaraka Beeja (Celosia argentea Linn.)- A Folk Herb in the Management of Mootrashmari (Ureteric Stone) – A Case Report
Urolithiasis is one of the commonest diseases of urinary system and a biggest challenge faced by urologists. Urolithiasis has high prevalence due to their unique pathogenesis. Urolithiasis sign and symptoms are similar with Ashmari roga mentioned in Ashta Mahagada by Acharya Sushruta. Ashta Mahagada is a given nomenclature to nature of diseases which indicates its bad prognosis if left untreated. Its treatment protocol includes conservative as well surgical aspect according to severity of disease. Same protocol is found in modern therapeutics, which indicates lower effectivity of conservative management and higher chances of complication. So, it’s a need of hour that there should be early conservative management with early diagnosis which can prevent surgical intervention and associated hazards. In this case study ureteric stone treated with folk drug- Shitivaraka Beeja (Celosia argentea Linn.). Patient presented with symptoms i.e.radiating pain in left loin to groin, nausea, burning micturition and increased frequency of urine. Ultrasonography abdomen-pelvis and X-ray KUB was suggested and depicting left side ureteric stone of size 11.2mm ×6 mm. Shitivarak Beeja (Celosia argentea Linn.) 05 g with cow milk (fifty milliliter) two times in a day was prescribed for fifteen days. After fifteen days of treatment, ureteric stone expelled out and patient cured completely. This single case report demonstrates that ureteric stone can be successfully manage through Shitivarak Beeja (Celosia argentea Linn.) orally.
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