In vitro effect of wheat bran (Triticum aestivum) extract on calcium oxalate urolithiasis crystallization.

Natural product communications 6(10):1445 (2011) PMID 22164778

Urolithiasis can lead to the loss of renal function in some cases. In this study, we tested the inhibiting effect of wheat bran (Triticum aestivum L) extract on calcium oxalate crystallization in a turbidimetric model, by FTIR spectroscopy, and polarized microscopy. The results show that this plant extract has a major inhibitory effect on calcium oxalate crystallization.