There are veterinarians who say that kidney stones can't be helped without surgery. This paper suggests that the herb Nigella sativa (also known as blackseed, black caraway, or black cumin) can be useful in humans for this problem. If it works in humans, there is a good chance that it will work in dogs.
Increased calcium, oxalate levels and the number of calcium oxalate crystals deposits in kidneys were remarkably reverted in the renal tissue of Urtica-treated rats. In addition, it also prevented the impairment of renal function, decreasingBUN and creatinine. Taken together, these data suggest that n-butanol extract of UDH has a beneficial effect on calcium oxalate urinary stones in rats by decreasing the size of stones enough to flush them out and protect renal function.
Richard E Palmquist, DVM, GDVCHM, CCHVM
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