ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: DE-CRYSTALLIZATION OF CALCIUM OXALATE AND URIC ACID CRYSTALS BY USING MUSA PARADISIACA STEM EXTRACT
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Aishwarya M H, Anusha A P, Pritam Bhat, Sahana Nandi, Geetanjali K, Hiremath S V and Pavan K. J. *
Abstract: Concentrated urine, the minerals and acid salts adhere together to form hard deposits known as kidney stone. The most common minerals found in crystals are calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, uric acid and struvite. In majority cases renal stones were removed by surgical treatment like ESWL, ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy but unfortunately recurrence of stone was observed in about 50% cases. Medicinal plants have been known for long period of time as an excellent source of therapeutic agents for various diseases including urological disorders and Banana stem extract is said to be useful in de-crystallization of Kidney stones. The present study reveals the effectiveness of Banana stem extract when treated on these crystals showed decrease in the size and weight which was measured by weighing balance at different intervals. The study revels considerable decrease in the weight of stone from 0.4440 gram to 0.3704 gram. The result shows that effective use of banana stem extract can be effectively used to degrade the kidney stones.
Keyword: Kidney stone, banana stem extract, calcium oxalate crystal, uric acid crystal.