Medical Plant Agents in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Recurrent Urolithiasis
Herbal teas, infusions, and medicinal plant extracts were the first effective agents for the treatment of urinary stones. Even today, these phytopharmaca play a major role in the therapy and prophylaxis of urolithiasis. They are spasmolytic, analgesic, anti-edematous, litholytic, and diuretic in effect. The effect of a combined preparation of rad. rubiae, fruct. ammeos visnagae, herb. virgaureae, rad. taraxaci, and escin (UROL) on colic, the passage of stones, and recurrent urolithiasis was tested in two studies.