berberis vulgaris for kidney stones

Kidney stones are a very common problem. It is a fact that 1 in every 20 adults around the world develops kidney stones at some point in their life. Also, kidney stones are more common in men than in women.

Staying under-hydrated is the most common cause of kidney stones. Other factors that contribute to the development of kidney stones include excess body weight, consuming too much salt, having oxalate-rich food, etc.

Kidney stones are associated with excruciating pain and many troublesome conditions. When kidney stones move around in the urinary tract, they irritate the walls of the tract and this induces severe pain in the lower back. Some other troubles that kidney stones cause include frequent urge to urinate, pain while urinating, and dark-colored urine.

woman suffering from kidney stones

If you have kidney stones, do not sweat much over it. Kidney stones are completely curable and a number of effective medicines are available.

In the case of small to medium-sized stones, medicines positively remove kidney stones. The medicines for kidney stones dilute the stone and loosen the urinary tract walls, thereby facilitating their easy passage through the urine. A variety of such medications are available in allopathy and homeopathy. However, owing to the risk of side effects of allopathic medicines, most people prefer homeopathic medicines for kidney stones.

Homeopathic medicines are of natural and plant origins. They are quite effective in curing kidney stones without causing any side effects.

Berberis Vulgaris- Homeopathic remedy for kidney stones

The most widely prescribed homeopathic medicine for kidney stones is Berberis Vulgaris. Berberis Vulgaris is a medicine that is prepared from the root bark of the barberry shrub. It has been used as a medicine for hundreds of years now.

Berberis Vulgaris is used in treating a variety of ailments like neuralgic pain, gastrointestinal tract problems, urinary tract problems, and kidney-related problems.

Berberis Vulgaris is one of the most reputed homeopathic medicines that doctors prescribe for kidney stones. The medicine usually comes in liquid extract form, quite similar to a mother tincture. Therefore, unlike pills, capsules, and tablets, Berberis Vulgaris readily absorbs in the body and provides relief in a short span of time.

Berberis Vulgaris significantly reduces pain and other symptoms. In mild cases of kidney stones, the medicine can also help in dissolving the kidney stone so that it can easily flush out through the urine.

Not to miss out- You should take Berberis Vulgaris only after consulting a homeopathic doctor. Especially, pregnant and lactating women should not take medicine without proper consultation.

Usually, the prescribed potency of Berberis Vulgaris for kidney stones is 30c. The dosage of Berberis Vulgaris varies from person to person according to the size of the stone.

Dosage of Berberis Vulgaris for kidney stones

dosage of berberis vulgaris

If you are suffering from pain and other symptoms associated with kidney stones, you should mix 10-15 drops of Berberis vulgaris in about one-fourth of a cup of water and then sip it slowly. Repeat this every 2 hours until you get relief.

In normal circumstances, take the medicine 3 times a day mixed with water or juice.

Benefits of Berberis Vulgaris 

Berberis Vulgaris proves to be amazing in relieving the pain caused due to the movement of kidney stones. It also reduces other symptoms like sweating, nausea, and vomiting. 

Berberis Vulgaris helps in soothing the pain in the lower back or the pain that shoots towards the bladder. It also helps in reducing the bubbling sensation and relieves the other discomforts caused due to kidney stones.

Berberis Vulgaris effectively soothes the burning sensation and pain in the ureters and the urethra that arises due to kidney stones. This homeopathic remedy also strengthens the urethral sphincters (muscles that control the exit of urine). Thus, Berberis Vulgaris is the most widely used homeopathic medicine for providing symptomatic relief from kidney stones.

Berberis vulgaris also improves the overall functioning of the kidney. It improves kidney and bladder health and also has detoxifying effects. It aids the removal of unwanted wastes from the body. Berberis Vulgaris can also be used to prevent recurrent kidney stones in some cases. It prevents the formation of calcified crystals which are the major cause of kidney stones.

Moreover, Berberis Vulgaris also clears kidney stones in mild cases. It helps in diluting the stones and breaks them into small pieces. These very small pieces of kidney stones can then easily pass through the urinary tract without obstruction.

In most cases, Berberis Vulgaris does wonders and brings positive results in the condition of kidney stones in a very short period of time. However, in some cases, the medicine is not effective and the problem may persist even after prolonged use.

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What to do when medicine does not provide desired results?

If you do not get relief even after using the medicine for a considerable amount of time, consult your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe alternate treatments. However, in case no medication works for you, your doctor may suggest surgery. 

Well, to your relief, the modern surgical treatment for kidney stones is far away from pain and complications.  The modern surgical procedure of Shock wave lithotripsy is now used for the treatment of kidney stones. 

Modern surgery for kidney stones- a permanent solution

doctors treating kidney stones

Shock wave lithotripsy is an advanced procedure that uses shock waves to break larger stones into smaller pieces. The procedure is minimally invasive and you won’t feel much pain. Shock wave lithotripsy is a very effective treatment and also has a very high success rate. Shock wave lithotripsy is available at Pristyn Care.

Other than this, laser lithotripsy and laparoscopic surgery are also available at Pristyn Care. Both of these are also non-invasive and pain-free treatments that ensure fast relief from kidney stones within just one day. Yes, the person may face mild discomfort with dark-colored urine. It is normal as the remnants of kidney stones may also pass through the urine, hence the brown-reddish color of the urine. Follow the simple post-operative instructions that the doctor gives and do not skip the follow-up. 

If you too are suffering from the pain of kidney stones, do not wait any longer. End your days of pain and miseries due to kidney stones. Get in touch with us and we will help you in getting rid of kidney stones.

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What are the best homeopathic medicines for kidney stones?

Some of the most widely used homeopathic medicines for kidney stones are:

  • Hydrangea Arborescence
  • Pareira Brava
  • Berberis Vulgaris
  • Lycopodium Clavatum
  • Cantharis Vesicatoria

However, one should remember that these medicines should be taken only on the doctor's recommendation. Only a homeopath can advise the right dosage and the duration for the medication after thoroughly diagnosing the condition. 

Also read: Best medicines for kidney stones

Can kidney stones pass on their own?

A kidney stone lesser than 6 mm in size can pass through urine with some medications and home remedies. Such smaller kidney stones are easier to break down and eliminate from the urinary tract. Whereas, if a stone is larger than 6mm, the doctor recommends undergoing surgery to avoid any kind of complication. Surgery prevents the chances of getting such a large stone getting stuck in the bladder or the ureter. 

How to get rid of recurrent kidney stones?

If a person suffers from recurring kidney stones, they should bring about major dietary and lifestyle changes. 

You should have the following to prevent kidney stones:

  • Banana
  • Citrus fruits
  • low-fat dairy products
  • Fruits rich in water content
  • Green tea

Avoid these- alcohol, junk food, processed and canned food, and carbonated drinks. Also gradually quit smoking.

You should speak to your specialist about a few exercises and yoga poses that you should practice every day to ensure the healthy functioning of kidneys. Rest, do not indulge in any kind of self-medication to avoid any side-effects or allergic reactions.


What is the permanent treatment for kidney stones?

When no medication or home remedies work effectively for kidney stones, the doctor advises surgery for kidney stones. The modern surgery options are medically-advanced, simple to perform, and does not cause much pain. 

Laparoscopic surgery, laser, and shockwave lithotripsy are the modern surgical options for kidney stones. These are far better and much lesser complicated in comparison to the open surgery. Following simple instructions of the doctor after the treatment ensures that kidney stones do not form again. 

How to dissolve kidney stones?

Following remedies can help in dissolving the kidney stones:

Apart from these, follow the medicines that your doctor prescribes to dissolve the kidney stone. And do not take any medicine without consulting any doctor.

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