Home remedies for kidney stones

Usually, people with kidney stones experience sharp, sudden pain in the left or right flank or back. However you can reduce symptoms by using some natural home remedies
Kidney stones
The kidneys are one of the most important organs in the human body. The kidneys help to detox and filter impurities from the blood, as well as waste products from your urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys are not able to process toxins efficiently. Specifically, a crystallization of unprocessed minerals builds up.

Unhealthy food intake is a primary cause of kidney stones. Cut down on the amount of soda and energy drinks you consume. Avoid processed foods and alcoholic beverages. Add more fruits and veggies to your diet. Other common Causes of Kidney stones include

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Overdoses of Vitamin D
  • Mineral imbalance
  • Kidney disease
  • Dehydration
  • Gout
Most of the cases of kidney stones can be treated successfully with the help of natural ingredients. These natural treatments are safe and effective and at the same time they do not have any side effects.

Natural home remedies for kidney stones

1) Drink plenty of water
Increasing your fluid intake should be your first step (and may be the only step needed) toward staying free of kidney stones. Six to eight 8-ounce glasses is the minimum amount you should drink every day. Thus, the color of your urine will become clear like water which is a good sign. It is recommended to drink mineral water as it is free of sediments. Mineral water will help in reducing the concentrations of calcium and uric acid from the urine, thus making it less alkaline in nature. At the same time mineral water will not allow the kidney stone to increase in size.

2) Lemon juice remedy
This is one of the most effective remedies for kidney stones and the pain they cause. At the first symptom of stone pain, mix 2 oz of organic olive oil with 2 oz of organic lemon juice. Drink it straight and follow with a 12 ounce glass of purified water. Wait 30 minutes. Then, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into 12 ounces of purified water, add 1 tablespoon of organic raw apple cider vinegar and drink. Repeat the lemon juice, water and apple cider vinegar recipe every hour until symptoms improve.

3) Kidney beans
Take 60 gm kidney beans, add 4 L of water, heat for 4-5 hr Strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth, allow the liquid to cool, drink 1 glass of this liquid once every 2 hr in a day, do this for a week, do not use the liquid or the beans again 24 hr after the 1st preparation.

 4) Dandelion root tea
Organic dandelion root is a great kidney tonic and cleanser. Taking up to 500 mg twice a day may be beneficial. You can also drink dandelion root tea.

5) Nettle leaf 
The nettle leaf helps in maintaining the flow of water through the kidneys and bladder, thus promoting smooth urination. It also prevents the crystals from forming into stones and keeps the bacteria away. You must drink two to three cups of nettle tea daily. To make this herbal tea, take two tablespoons of dried nettle leaf and add it to a cup of hot water. Steep for ten minutes and then strain it before drinking the tea. Nettle tea will also enhance the benefits of water by acting as natural diuretics. 

6) Whole wheat bread
A couple slices of whole-wheat bread contain a good amount of magnesium, a mineral known for averting stones. One study found that people who got an adequate amount of magnesium stopped getting kidney stones altogether.

7) Basil Leaves
The basil is regarded as a tonic for the kidneys and thus it is good for the overall health of kidneys. Those suffering from kidney stones must take one teaspoon of basil juice and mix it with equal amount of honey and have it daily in the morning for five to six months. or Basil tea can be taken throughout the day for overall kidney health. If you have kidney stones, try taking one teaspoon each of basil juice with raw honey daily for up to six months. It’s believed that folk remedies with pure basil juice can help induce stone expulsion from the urinary tract.

8) Pomegranate
The seeds and juice of pomegranates can be considered another natural remedy for kidney stones. This may be related to their sourness and astringent properties. You may eat organic pomegranates or drink freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice. In other way you can take one tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and then grind it to make a fine paste. Now take this paste along with a cup of horse gram soup once daily. This remedy will help in dissolving the gravel in kidneys.

9) Chicken
The B vitamins, specifically vitamin B6, are well-known stone fighters. Vitamin B6 keeps the body from building up excess oxalate. Too much oxalate is a major factor in kidney stone formation. Three ounces of chicken provide more than one-third of your daily needs.

10) Celery Juice
Celery in vegetable form and celery seed are great urine-promoters and kidney tonics. Regular use of celery seed, as a spice or as a tea, may prevent kidney stone formation. A glass of raw celery juice can help in getting relief from the pain due to its antiseptic properties. Celery juice helps in clearing the toxins that causes the formation of kidney stones. At the same time raw celery juice is a diuretic, which means it can help the stone to break down. 

11) Water melon
Water melon contains potassium which helps in regulating and maintaining the level of acid present in urine. Along with potassium, watermelon also contains highest concentration of water which helps in flushing out stones from the kidneys. Regular consumption of water melon can help a lot in the treatment as well as prevention of kidney stones

12) figs
Boil two figs in a cup of water. Drink this first thing in the morning for one month.

Kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders that affect humans. The pain from a kidney stone can often be sudden, sharp, and unbearable. For some people, the pain is as excruciating as giving birth. For others, the pain is terrible, but is more tolerable. 

So here are some preventive steps for you to keep that pain at bay......


Drink more fluids. You need to drink at least 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of fluid a day to dilute your urine to discourage stone formation. If your tap water has a high mineral content (i.e., you have hard water), drink bottled water or filter the tap water. Some of the liquid can be in the form of diluted juices, especially cranberry juice, lemonade, orange juice, or weak tea, all of which help make your urine more acidic. If you can find it, try black currant juice. Stay away from grapefruit juice, however; there’s some evidence it might increase your risk of stones. And stop drinking sodas. The phosphoric acid in carbonated drinks can increase your risk of stones.

Eat more fruits and vegetables. They’re a great source of a nutrient called phytate, and one major study from Harvard found that the more phytate in women’s diets, the fewer kidney stones they developed. However, avoid foods high in oxalates such as spinach and other dark greens, rhubarb, and beets.

Consume more dietary calcium. It sounds counterintuitive, but the more calcium you eat, the less oxalic acid you absorb from food and the less likely you are to develop stones.

Limit salt and sugar, which increase the amount of oxalic acid your body absorbs.
Get 10 to 15 grams of wheat bran (about 1/2 ounce) a day. It decreases the risk of additional stones in people who have already had a calcium oxalate stone.

Lose weight. Being overweight significantly increases your risk of stones.

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