10 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

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By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

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. Kidney stones cause pain and possible blockage of urine flow.

The following are some simple natural remedies that may help soothe the discomfort of kidney stones and speed up the body’s natural healing process.

1. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

This is one of my favorites and easily 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.

2. Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi is a common folk remedy for kidney stones. Not only will it help fight off infection in the kidneys, but it may also help reduce pain and cleanse the urinary tract. 500mg three times a day is recommended for kidney stones.

3. Dandelion Root

Organic dandelion root is a great kidney tonic and cleanser. Taking up to 500 mg twice a day may be beneficial.

4. Kidney Beans

The shape of this bean may be indicative of its healing potential. An effective urinary home remedy for kidney stones, traditionally the pods were used as a medicinal tonic.

Try removing the beans from inside the pods, and then boil the pods in purified hot water for six hours. This liquid can be strained through cheese cloth, cooled and taken throughout the day for one day to ease kidney stone pain.

5. Horsetail

Horsetail tea is an effective natural remedy for kidney stones. Drink up to 3-4 cups of horsetail tea daily or 2 grams of the herb in capsule form daily.

6. Pomegranate Juice

We’ve all heard that pomegranates have many health benefits. But, more specifically, 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. I prefer eating organic pomegranates and drinking freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice.

7. Magnesium

Studies show that people with recurrent kidney stones who took magnesium supplements had a 92.3 percent improvement rate in reduction of kidney stones. 300 mg of magnesium orotate is recommended daily for prevention and reduction of stones.

8. Organic Celery

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.

9. Basil

A kidney tonifier, 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.

10. Change in Diet

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, especially those listed above.

I also recommend reading the book “The Green Body Cleanse” to learn how to avoid kidney stone forming foods and beverages.

The remedies listed above are not intended to replace medical care. If you’re experiencing a lot of pain from kidney stones, see your doctor immediately. For optimal health, I recommend performing a colon cleanse, liver and gallbladder cleanse, chemical and heavy metal cleanse and even a harmful organism cleanse at least 1-2 times a year.

Do you have a favorite kidney stone remedy I missed? If so, please leave a comment below.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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About the author:

dr-edward-group-iiiDr. Edward F. Group founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Heading up the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach in producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information.

Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.


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  • I think you need to mention red beets. I use to take of the peel of 1 kg. cook it in 3 l water og drink 1 l a day for 3 days:)

  • Kristyne

    I have successfully used a combination of homeopathic hekla lava and calc. carbonica in conjunction with an herbal tincture of hydrangea 3x a day and in 6 months had a reduction in pain and ‘stones’.

  • Alice

    WOW! I totally agree with this info. I’m a Basil tea loyalist. It’s really effective.

  • Paul

    The primary cause of gall stones /kidney stones is not unhealthy food intake, yes it will contribute …the most common cause is the anti tetanus vaccine amongst others which blocks the parathyroid gland so distribution of minerals and calcium is blocked
    this needs to be removed to stop stones manifesting again
    1 in 4 people will sadly produce these

  • Becky

    Two years ago a friend shared an article about foods to cut out to assist with kidney stones not forming. Coffee, spinach, sweet potatoes and beets. Before I did this, I was having kidney issues that required three surgeries. Worked for me!

  • Melissa

    my nephew has a tbi and is bedridden and takes a lot of medication and has a foley cath, colostomy and gtube. He has a lot of kidney stones in both kidneys and possibly bladder stones. they removed bladder stones in aug but said he had so many small ones in kidneys that it would take a lot of lazer to remove, since not obstructive they left. he constantly suffers back pain, utis, and blood In urine and I strain his urine and have got 2 out so far and constantly see sand feeling stuff. can you tell me something that I can use that want effect medication including warfarin.