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Home Remedies for Kidney Stones
What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders that affect humans. Kidney stones are solid masses of mineral salt deposits that are normally filtered through the kidney and emptied via urine. Urine has a natural substance, which dissolves these minerals, thereby preventing them into becoming solids or calculi. Sometimes due to dehydration, these salts don’t get dissolved and crystallization takes place. It grows large enough to obstruct the renal ducts or get stuck in the ureter, causing sharp and severe pain in the urinary tract. Untreated, kidney stones can cause renal failure.

Common Causes of Kidney Stones

• Urinary tract infection (UTI)
• Overdoses of Vitamin D
• Mineral imbalance
• Kidney disease
• Dehydration
• Gout
• Diet

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Tip 1:

Boil two figs in a cup of water and drink it on an empty stomach early in the morning.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Figs

Tip 2:

Basil leaves (Tulsi) are good for the overall health of kidney. Mix 1 teaspoon of juice from basil leaves with 1 teaspoon of honey and have it daily in the morning. You can also chew two to three basil leaves in order to remove the stones from the urinary tract.

Tip 3:

The water and potassium content that is present in watermelon is an essential ingredient for a healthy kidney. It helps in regulating and maintaining the level of acid present in the urine. Eating watermelon or drinking its juice everyday will help in flushing out stones from the kidney.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Watermelon

Tip 4:

Regular intake of celery helps in clearing the toxins that cause the formation of stones in the kidney.

Tip 5:

Drink a glass of tomato juice with a pinch of salt and pepper every morning. This helps dissolve the mineral salt deposits in the kidney.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Tomato Juice

Tip 6:

Drinking plenty of water daily will produce clear urine each time you urinate. This will eventually help the kidney stones to pass.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Drinking Water

Tip 7:

Whole wheat bread is a rich source of fiber, nutrients and proteins along with magnesium. Having two to three slices of whole wheat bread daily will help a lot in lowering the risk of kidney stone.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Whole Wheat Bread

Tip 8:

Kidney beans are another effective remedy for treating kidney stones or any kind of bladder problems. You can simply remove the seeds from the pods and slice the pods in the water, allow the water to boil on low flame for an hour until the pods become soft and tender. Strain the liquid and leave till it cools, drink it several times throughout the day to get relief from kidney stones.

Tip 9:

A proper diet is essential in keeping the kidney healthy and prevent formation of kidney stones. Drinking plenty of water and other fluids or liquids daily will help prevent most types of kidney stones. Consuming too much of calcium rich foods such as spinach, beet, cauliflower, carrots, almonds, sweet breads, coconut, turnip, Bengal gram, peas, whole-wheat flour and organ meats like liver and kidney can lead to kidney stones. One should also know to choose a diet that is low in salt and animal proteins. Keep away from condiments such as pickle, alcohol drinks, sauce, cucumber, radish, tomato, asparagus, onion, cabbage, meat and gravies as well as carbonated water.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Calcium Rich Foods

Tip 10:

Lemon juice contains citric acid that helps break down the calcium-based kidney stones. Drink two to three glass of lemon juice daily. This will help increase the volume of urination, which is really good for those having kidney stones.


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robstory
I've been screening my urine for kidney stones, day 30, and have been passing small dark hairs, but no stones so far. having passed the small hairs i've experienced some releif. Whats the deal with the small hairs?
robstory  Monday, February 24, 2014
Albularyo
How do you know you have kidney stones? Usually only one of the 2 renal tubes from kidney to bladder has an obstruction. These tubes are narrow and crystals have sharp points, so you will have periodic pain attacks either on the left or right of your lower back bone, rarely on both sides. Also rare is blood in the urine. You will feel otherwise OK and have no fever. If you have fever see Emerge immediately.
Albularyo  Monday, April 15, 2013
Albularyo
85% of kidney stones are crystalline, growing in an hyper-acidic environment and as long as the urine is acidic the Calcium Oxalate or Uric Acid crystals cannot dissolve. The answer therefore lies in making the urine less acidic. This can be done by using 2 common home remedy agents: 1. lots of water and 2. a heaping teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda. Usually the kidney stones lodged in the tubes from Kidney to bladder dissolve to the size of coarse sand within the hour and can be found when urinating through a tea sieve.
Albularyo  Monday, April 15, 2013
JamesGreyson
Good article, kidney stones are very painful, most of them are build up of calcium oxalate. They are usually a result of poor diets that may contain to much animal protein, bad fats, excess sodium, ect. try and stay away from proceed foods. Most of the time it requires a diet change.
James
JamesGreyson  Wednesday, April 03, 2013
ArunSNair
i don't think it is better to drink 1 glass of fresh Tomato juice in the morning since kidney stone is chemically calcium oxalate and tomato contains a large amount of oxalic acid
ArunSNair  Thursday, January 31, 2013
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