Herbal Drugs in Urolithiasis - A Review

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2007,1,1,175-179.
Published:January 2007
Type:Short Reviews
Author(s) affiliations:

Prasad K.V.S.R.G.*, Sujatha D., Bharathi K.

Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (University for Women) Tirupati- 517502, India


The recent resurgence of plant remedies results from several factors like effectiveness of plant medicines and lesser side effects compared to modern medicines. In the present scenario, the need for basic scientific investigations on medicinal plants used in the indigenous systems becomes imminent. This is evident by the increase in number of reports by various investigators supporting the claims of medicinal plants and a dramatic increase in the share of plant products in pharmaceutical market. The present review aims to give data highlighting the present trends in research of medicinal plants accredited with antiurolithiatic activity. This may help investigators to identify and develop appropriate lead compounds or plant products beneficial in the management of urolithiasis.