Kidney stone natural remedies for fast relief
Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.
Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder.
Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.
Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they’re recognized in a timely fashion.
A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:
Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
Pain on urination
Pink, red or brown urine
Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
Nausea and vomiting
Persistent need to urinate
Urinating more often than usual
Fever and chills if an infection is present
Urinating small amounts
Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity — as the stone moves through your urinary tract.
Kidney Stone Natural Remedies
#1 Magnesium (250 mg 2x daily)
Magnesium prevents the formation of kidney stones.
#2 Vitamin B6 (50 mg daily)
Vitamin B6 reduces calcium-oxalate levels.
#3 Vitamin E (400 IU daily)
Reduces calcium-oxalate levels.
#4 Cranberry extract (400 mg 2x daily)
Can reduce urinary calcium levels.
#5 Aloe vera (1/4 cup daily)
Helps reduce urinary crystals.
Basil contains acetic acid, which helps to break down the kidney stones, and helps to reduce pain. It also lowers uric acid levels, which reduces your risk for future stones.
Use fresh or dried basil leaves to make a tea and drink several cups per day. You may also juice fresh basil or add it to a smoothie.
You shouldn’t use medicinal basil juice for more than 6 weeks at a time. Extended use may lead to:
low blood sugar
low blood pressure
Celery juice clears away toxins that contribute to kidney stone formation. It also helps flush out the body so you can pass the stone.
Blend one or more celery stalks with water, and drink the juice throughout the day.
You shouldn’t drink this mixture if you have:
any bleeding disorder
low blood pressure
a scheduled surgery
You also shouldn’t drink this mixture if you’re taking:
Pomegranate juice can help improve overall kidney function, as well as flush stones and other toxins from your system.
It also lowers your urine’s acidity level. Lower acidity levels reduce your risk for future kidney stones.
There’s no limit to how much pomegranate juice you can drink throughout the day.
You shouldn’t drink pomegranate juice if you’re taking:
medications changed by the liver
blood pressure medications, such as chlorothiazide (Diuril)
Lemon oil and helichrysum oil may reduce the risk of kidney stones by supporting the kidneys and liver in detoxification. Put 2 drops of citrus oils like lemon, lime, wild orange or grapefruit to your water 2x daily. With helichrysum oil, rub topically over lower abdomen 2x daily.