eISSN: 2345-4202  
J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(1):15-16.
PMID: 28197523
PMCID: PMC5295651

Epidemiology and Prevention

Alhagi; traditional and modern medicine effective against kidney stones

Fatemeh Varshochi 1, Khairollah Asadollahi 2 *

1 Madani Heart Hospital, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
*Corresponding author: Kheirollah Asadollahi; Email: khairollah_asadollahi@yahoo.com
Key words: Alhagi, Kidney stone, Iran

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Urinary stones can cause kidney failure, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and severe abdominal pain, blood in urine and flanks pain. Alhagi has been seen in different regions of Iran, especially the north to the border of central deserts, and also grows in North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Central Asia and other countries. Alhagi phytochemical such as flavonoids, flavone glycosides, Alhagidin, Alhagitin, proanthocyanidins, triterpenes, tannins, etc which it can be effective on urinary stones.

Please cite this paper as: Varshochi F, Asadollahi K. Alhaji; traditional and modern medicine effective against kidney stones. J Nephropharmacol. 2017;6(1):15-16.

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