Efficacy of an Herbal Preparation Based on Lovage, Rosemary, and Centaury on Patients After Extracorporal Shockwave Lithotripsy


Volodymyr Vitkovskyy


Study objective: to study the effect of a herbal preparation containing a standardised BNO 1040 extract* (based on lovage root, rosemary leaves and aerial parts of centaury) on the extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) results in patients with urolithiasis (UL).

Methodology. 150 patients with UL (aged 18–65 years) treated with ESWL method were divided into 2 equal groups. The main group (n = 75) received standard recommendations and herbal preparation (12 months). The control group (n = 75) received standard recommendations only. The following was evaluated: time and degree of elimination of fragments; the presence of pain and leukocyturia; recurrent stone formation.

Results. The elimination of fragments was observed up to 14 days in 94.7 % of patients in the main group versus 76 % of patients in the control group. Renal colic was observed in 6.7 % of patients in the main group versus 10.7 % of patients in the control group; cases of leukocyturia were observed within 14 days in 10.7 % versus 22.7 %, respectively. During the year, a recurrent lithiasis was diagnosed in 6.7% of patients in the main group and in 16 % of patients in the control group.

Conclusion. The use of BNO 1040 extract in combination with ESWL: contributes to more rapid and safe elimination of fragments of the calculi and reduces the risk of recurrent stone formation.


How to Cite
Vitkovskyy, V. (2021). Efficacy of an Herbal Preparation Based on Lovage, Rosemary, and Centaury on Patients After Extracorporal Shockwave Lithotripsy. Health of Man, (1), 71–76. https://doi.org/10.30841/2307-5090.1.2021.232510
Author Biography

Volodymyr Vitkovskyy, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

Volodymyr F.  Vitkovskyy,

Department of Urology


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