Top 10 Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones

Kidneys perform an important function of filtering the impurities from our blood and urine. Kidney stones are mineral salt deposits that form from uric acids, oxalic acid, calcium and phosphorous present in the urine. Normally these chemicals are filtered through the kidney and excreted by urine. The natural substances contained in urine dissolve these minerals by preventing them from becoming solids.

But sometimes due to various reasons like dehydration, mineral imbalance, gout or improper diet, kidneys are unable to process these toxins and crystallization occurs due the buildup of unprocessed minerals. Often these stones grow large enough to cause severe pain in the urinary tract. Other symptoms include frequent and painful urination, excessive sweating, nausea and vomiting.

Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones

Kidney stones, if remain untreated, can result in renal failure. There are many natural ingredients that can successfully remove kidney stones and soothe discomfort. These natural treatments are completely safe and effective. Some of them can even prevent the formation of kidney stones. Here are the top 10 natural remedies for Kidney Stones. Whichever remedy you may choose, keep in mind that drinking plenty of water will help you pass clear urine and help to pass the kidney stones eventually.

1. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

Lemon juice contains citric acid that can break down the calcium-based kidney stones. Drinking two to three glasses of lemon juice daily can increase the volume of urination and aid in removing kidney stone. Combination of lemon juice and olive oil is a very effective remedy for treating kidney stones and the pain they cause [1].

Things You Will Need:

Quarter cup of fresh lemon juice
Four tablespoons of olive oil

How To use:

Squeeze fresh lemon juice in a cup and add olive oil in the juice. Drink the mixture and then drink a glass of water. Repeat this recipe two to three times a day for a week, or until the symptoms improve. This will help to bring relief from pain and help pass the kidney stones.

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds as well as its juice are both effective for treating kidney stones because of their astringent properties.

Things You Will Need:

Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or
Pomegranate seeds
Mix fruits for salad


How To Use:

Extract juice of one whole pomegranate and drink it. Juice should be freshly squeezed. Eating pomegranate seeds will be equally beneficial. Mix pomegranate seeds with other fruits to make salad. Another method that you can use is to take one tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and make fine paste by grinding the seeds. Also prepare horse gram soup and eat this paste along with a cup of horse gram soup. This will help to flush out the kidney stones easily [2].

3.  Nettle Leaf

Nettle leaf is a good natural remedy for getting rid of kidney stones. It helps to promote smooth urination by retaining proper flow of water in the kidneys and bladder. This, in turn, prevents the crystals from changing into stones. Nettle leaf tea works as a natural diuretic [3].

Things You Will Need:

Dried nettle leaf
Hot water

How To Use:

Boil water. Add 2 tsp of dried nettle leaf in a cup of hot water and steep for five minutes. Strain and drink the tea. Drink 2-3 cups of nettle tea every day until you get relief from kidney stone pain.

4.  Basil

Basil leaves are very beneficial for maintaining the health of your kidneys. In folk remedy, basil leaves are considered as a tonic for the kidneys. Basil leaves can help in removing stones from urinary tract as well [4].

Things You Will Need:

Fresh basil leaves
Raw honey

How To Use:

Extract juice from 6-7 fresh basil leaves, equivalent to 1 tsp. Mix the juice with 1 tsp raw honey and eat. Continue taking this juice every morning for six months. There will be no trace of stones left in your urinary tract. Chewing two or three basil leaves daily or boiling 5-6 basil leaves in water and drinking this tea may also help.

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5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Due to its alkalinizing effect on blood and urine, apple cider vinegar can aid in dissolving kidney stones [5].

Things You Will Need:

Apple cider vinegar
Warm water

How To Use:

Boil water. Mix 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp honey in a cup of warm water and drink. Drink 2-3 cups daily. You will get rid of kidney stones very soon.

6. Watermelon

Watermelon is a great remedy for treating kidney stones. It contains potassium that helps to retain uric acid level in the urine, which is an essential component for maintaining kidney health. Potassium and high concentration of water contained in watermelon helps in flushing the stones out of the kidney. Eating watermelon regularly will not only help to pass out kidney stones but also help to prevent build up of stones in the kidney [6].

Things You Will Need:



How To Use:

Cut watermelon into pieces and eat. Alternatively, drink a glass of watermelon juice everyday until you find relief. You can also prepare tea using the seeds of watermelon and drink.

7. Tomato

Tomatoes are acidic in nature and therefore can help to dissolve kidney stones. Drinking tomato juice regularly and can help to get rid of kidney stones [7].


Things You Will Need:

Fresh tomatoes

How To Use:

Squeeze juice from 3-4 fresh tomatoes. In a glass of tomato juice, add a pinch of salt and pepper and drink every morning.

8. Kidney Beans

Kidney beans can be very helpful for treating kidney stones [8].

Things You Will Need:

Kidney bean pods
Purified water

How To Use:

Remove seeds from the pods. Boil the pods on low flame in water till they become soft and tender. Strain the liquid using a strainer. Let it cool and then drink the liquid 3-4 times a day for getting relief from kidney stone pain.

9. Celery

Celery is a vegetable that can help clear out the toxins that are responsible for the formation of kidney stones when eaten regularly. Celery seeds aid in promoting urine output. They can be used as tea or as a spice [9].

Things You Will Need:

Celery seeds


How To Use:

Prepare tea using celery seeds or cook celery seeds and eat.

10. Dandelion Root

Dandelion roots are an effective natural remedy for cleansing the kidneys and removing stones [10].

Things You Will Need:

Organic dandelion root extract

How To Use:

Take 500mg dandelion extract twice daily till you find relief.Avoid unhealthy foods like sodas, alcoholic beverages and processed foods which are responsible for the formation of kidney stones. Instead eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Avoid eating too much of calcium-rich foods.

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