"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 6


A case discussion on the efficacy of Mulaka kshara in the management of mutrashmari (urolithiasis)


Author(s): Sujata Waddar, BJ Gopi Krishna, Prasanna N Rao, Hemanthakumar, Arun Raj GR

Abstract: Mutrashmari is one of the most common disorders of the Mutravaha Srotas.  In contemporary medical science it is correlated with urolithiasis. Urolithiasis is a global problem. Urinary calculi are the third most common disorder of the urinary tract. The incidence of calculi varies as per geographical distribution, sex and age group. The highest incidence of calculi occurs between the ages of 30 to 50 years, the male and female ratio is 3:1. Kshara Chikitsa (alkaline therapy)   is the herbal extracts of plants like Mulaka (Raphenus sativus Linn.), Snuhi (Euphorbia nerifolia Linn.), Aragwada (Cassia fistula Linn.), Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica Linn.), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica Linn.) and Arka (Calotropis gigantea Linn.). Kshara can be a compound or mixture of many herbs or may be from single herb. Mulaka Kshara is a caustic alkaline preparation of the drug Mulaka indicated in Mutravaha sroto vikaras. This alkaline preparation has many therapeutic usages and even has replaced many surgical procedures and proved to be effective in treating many disorders. This is a case report of a 22yr old male who presented with complaints of pain abdomen associated with nausea, vomiting and burning micturition since 15 days.

Figure of showing the prepared Mulaka Kshara

Fig: Showing the prepared Mulaka Kshara


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