The urinary system performs a vital function within the body. It ensures the filtration and elimination of waste and toxic substances. A dysfunction in this function would lead to various sometimes serious illnesses. Urolithiasis is a common disorder of the urinary tract. It consists of a solid accumulation that risks obstructing the ducts and hindering urinary circulation. One gets rid of it thanks to remedies prepared oneself.
Description of urolithiasis
The urolithiasis refers to the presence of pebble-like deposits called stones in the urinary tract. Lower back pain is the first sign.
- Causes and risk factors
The stones that form can have different natures. Their presence is linked to an increased concentration in the urine. Often it is calcium lithiasis, consisting of oxalate, phosphate or calcium carbonate. But sometimes, phosphate stones can also appear. Rarely, uric acid or urates form uric stones.
The accumulation results from poor evacuation. Dehydration due to insufficient water intake may be the cause. It can also be linked to the presence of an obstacle that slows down the flow of urine. It is sometimes due to a urinary tract infection.
The small stones sometimes do not show external signs. Depending on their location and size, they cause pain of varying intensity. These appear at the lumbar level, on the flanks or in the subumbilical area. Sometimes burning is felt during urination. Hematuria also appears following urinary lithiasis.
Natural treatments for urolithiasis
The urinary disorders treated with herbal preparations. The diuretic properties of the plants used for the treatment are mainly exploited.
- Goldenrod herbal tea
Goldenrod contains flavonoids, phenolic acids and saponins. We use for the preparation the superficial parts qualified as herbs. Herbal tea requires 1-2 spoonfuls of dried herbs. They are left to infuse in 200 ml of boiling water for about 10 minutes. In case of urolithiasis, it is recommended to take this herbal tea 3 to 4 times a day.
- Cherry stalks herbal tea
The peduncle or stem of the cherry contains tannins. These give him his powers against urinary disorders. Cherry also contains phenols, beta-carotene and potassium.
The decoction is made with 10 grams of cherry stalks, the equivalent of a tablespoon. They are cut into small sections and mixed with half a liter of cold water. The mixture is heated for up to 5 minutes after boiling. Then, remove it from the heat and let it steep for about 20 minutes.
The treatment is carried out by taking the decoction 3 times a day until the symptoms disappear. A large consumption of water is recommended as an accompaniment.