The kidneys and urinary tract (which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) play a vital role in filtering and eliminating waste products.
The kidneys absorb salt, urea, amino acids, bile byproducts, toxins and water from the blood to form urine.
The proper functioning of the kidneys and urinary tract is essential for maintaining good health. Urinary tract
infections, kidney and urinary stones and kidney problems can cause severe pain, inflammation, burning micturation, pain, hypertension as well as toxin accumulation which can be life threatening.
There are several herbs recommended in Ayurveda to prevent build-up of toxins and calculi in the kidneys and urinary tract. Herbs with names like Shilapusha (stone flower) and Pasanabheda (breaker of rocks) specifically attest to their use in Ayurveda for kidney stones.
Cystone is a blend of these herbs recommended as per Ayurveda. Used as a dietary supplement, it helps to maintain kidney and urinary tract health by promoting normal absorption and water management. It helps to prevent infections and formation of calculi. Cystone helps relieve pain and burning from urinary tract infections.
Shilapushpa also known as Stone Flower (Didymocarpus pedicellata) which is a key ingredient in Cystone has been shown to be effective in supporting a healthy urinary tract. The essential oil from the leaves contains didymocarpene as its chief constituent. The leaves are used in ayurvedic medicines to treat stones in the kidney and bladder.
Pasanabheda (Saxifraga ligulata / Bergenia ligulata / B.ciliata) contains an active principle, bergenin, as well as gallic acid, glucose, mucilage and wax. The presence of ß-sitosterol and four flavonoids is also reported. This herb is also used to dissolve kidney stones.
The roots of Manjistha or Indian Madder (Rubia cordifolia) have deobstruent, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-allergic properties.
Nagaramustaka or Umbrella's Edge (Cyperus scariosus) is credited with astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, desiccant and used indigenously to treat infections such as gonorrhea and syphilis.
Apamarga or Prickly-Chaff Flower (Achyranthes aspera) has diuretic and astringent properties and is highly valued in ayurvedic medicine.
The dried leaves of Gojihva or Sedge Onosma bracteatum are purported to be tonic, alterative, demulcent, diuretic and refrigerant and are useful as a spasmolytic.
Sahadevi or Purple Fleabane (Vernonia cinerea) is used as an anthelmintic and alexipharmic. The seeds are used as a remedy for roundworms and threadworms. They are also given for coughs, flatulence, intestinal colic and dysuria and for leucoderma, psoriasis and other chronic skin-diseases.
In addition to the above herbs, Cystone also contains lime silicate calx and Shilajit which has legendary properties of healing and rejuvenation. Read more on Cystone benefits and research