Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
Comparison between phytotherapy and conventional drug therapy used in urolithiasis management in Hawler city, Kurdistan RegionIraq
Author(s): Lana Yousif Mutalib
Abstract: Phytotherapy play an important role in the management of urolithiasis all over the world. The objectives of the study were to find the preference of one of the therapy regime used by the urologists in Hawler city and the reasons of their preference, and compare the clinically used drugs formula with that traditionally used by local herbalists. Collection of drugs used in urolithiasis cases from survey done on pharmacies available in Hawler city; classify them according to their origin. Comparison among different classes of drugs done by questionnaire data collected from 40 Urologist. Comparison between phytotherapy regime used by both the physicians and traditional herbalists and local healers. 47% of physicians preferred phytotherapeutic agents, while 16% preferred synthetic drugs, and 37% preferred combination. Ammi visnaga plant is a universal plant used in the phytotherapeutic regime by both physicians and traditional herbalists and local healers. Phytotherapeutic agents preferred over the combination drugs, the latter group were preferred over the synthetic. Ammi visnaga plant used as herbal remedy in kidney stone cases by both urologists and local herbalists.
How to cite this article:
Lana Yousif Mutalib. Comparison between phytotherapy and conventional drug therapy used in urolithiasis management in Hawler city, Kurdistan RegionIraq. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(1): 83-86.