Inhibitory Effect Of Some Natural Products On The In Vitro Growth Of Calcium Oxalate In Urine


Zhari, I., Sirajinisa, H.M., 1Sahabudin, R.M. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang. 1Urology Unit, Penang General Hospital


Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care




Raphanus sativus, propolis of Trigona sp, Quercus stenophylla, calcium oxalate, crystallization inhibition, Image Analyser.


Upon investigating  the effect of the extracts of Raphanus sativus, Linn. (Family Cruciferae) and the propolis of Trigona sp on the growth of calcium oxalate crystals in comparison to the commercially available drugs and known chemical inhibitors, we found that the test plants do exhibit inhibitory properties. Therefore these plants should be investigated further as it could be used as a prophylactic agent to prevent recurrence of urinary stone formation. Inhibition or promotion of crystal growth was determined by measuring the area of individual crystals using the Quantimet Image Analyser Q520.