DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709705
Case Series
The Faculty of Homeopathy

Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris in Treatment of Urinary Stones: A Case Series

Chintamani Nayak
1  National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2  Drug Proving Unit of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Chaturbhuja Nayak
3  Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Funding None.
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Publication History

26 October 2019

27 February 2020

Publication Date:
01 July 2020 (online)


Background Urinary stones are the most common cause of acute ureteral obstruction. The homeopathic medicine Thlaspi bursa pastoris (TBP) has many symptoms similar to the typical symptoms of urolithiasis, yet its clinical usefulness has not been well documented.

Patients In this study, the clinical symptoms of each of five patients, along with ultrasonographic evidence, were taken for the assessment of the outcome. TBP was prescribed in potency 30c and/or 200c to each patient on the basis of the main symptoms, typically dysuria, retention of urine and haematuria. Each case was followed for up to 6 months. Assessment of causal attribution of treatment effect was performed using the Modified Naranjo Criteria.

Results There was full recovery of all five patients and post-treatment ultrasonography showed no calculi remaining. The Modified Naranjo Criteria total score for each patient was either +8/13 or +9/13.

Conclusion TBP was observed to be effective in eliminating renal stones within a short span of time and without any complications.


1. Thlaspi bursa pastoris (TBP) has many symptoms similar to the typical symptoms of urolithiasis.

2. Its usefulness has neither been thoroughly verified clinically nor well documented previously.

3. In these cases, it was concluded that TBP was effective in removing renal stones with size varying from 7.5 to 16 mm.

4. TBP was selected in all the cases on the basis of some prominent particular and clinical symptoms and prescribed in potencies 30c or 200c.

5. All patients recovered completely within a short span of time (1.5–5 months) without any complications or surgical intervention.

Informed Consent

Written informed consent was obtained from each of the patients to have their clinical data published anonymously in an academic journal.

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