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Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Written by Lari Warjri, B.A. | Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 16, 2019
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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.

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Sometimes due to dehydration, these salts donít 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


Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Basil Leaves Good for Kidney Health:

Basil leaves (Tulsi) are good for the overall health of kidneys. 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.

Basil Leaves Clear Kidney Stones

Watermelon Juice Helps Flush Out Kidney Stones

The water and potassium content present in watermelon are essential nutrients for a healthy kidney. It helps in regulating and maintaining the level of acid present in the urine. Eating watermelon or drinking its juice every day will help in flushing out stones from the kidney.


Figs for Dissolving Kidney Stones

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

Figs for Kidney Stones

Celery Can Prevent Kidney Stone Formation

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

Tomato Juice Helps Dissolve Mineral Salt Deposits

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.

Tomato Juice, Salt, Pepper Dissolve Kidney Stones

Whole Wheat Bread Helps Lower Risk of Kidney Stones

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.

Kidney Beans - Natural Remedy for Kidney Stones:

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.

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

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

Drink More Water to Get Rid of Kidney Stones

Citric Fruit Juices - Kidney Cleansing Drink

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


Kidney friendly Diet

A proper diet is essential in keeping the kidney healthy and prevent the 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.

Consume a Kidney-friendly Diet

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I, have been suffering from burning sensation of urine, i think i have stone in the urinary truck at the end point. few months ago one small stone passed out from my urinary truck, i feel pain at every urine time.

robstory, United States

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?

Albularyo, Canada

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, Canada

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.

JamesGreyson, Canada

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.

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