A new treatment proposed to prevent kidney stonesJeffrey Rimer, associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Houston, has published in the online edition of reputed science journal Nature which is known for publishing original and groundbreaking research that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones.
They have found evidence that the chemical compound hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an effective inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal growth and under certain conditions, it can even dissolve the calcium oxalate crystals.
About 12% of the men and 7% of the women are affected with kidney stones which are actually small sized, hard mineral deposits that take shape inside the kidneys.
So far the doctors used to recommend drinking plenty of water, avoid oxalate containing foods like okra, spinach and almonds etc. and taking citrate (CA) in the form of potassium citrate.