How To Flush Kidney Stones Naturally? Lemon Juice And 7 Other Simple Home Remedies
November 16, 2018 16:15 By Fabiosa
Kidney stones can cause a great deal of discomfort and urinary symptoms (such as frequent urge to pee and pain when peeing) that interfere with your normal daily activities.
There are several treatments to remove large kidney stones, including lithotripsy and surgery. But for smaller stones, which can pass through the urinary tract, your doctor may recommend simpler treatments, such as taking over-the-counter painkillers and drinking more water.
There are also a few home remedies that you can use to help your body pass kidney stones, but you should consult your doctor before using them.
8 home remedies for kidney stones
In addition to drinking a few more glasses of water a day than you usually do, you can try these simple home remedies to help pass kidney stones:
1. Lemon water or lemon juice
Not only does lemon juice (or lemon water, if you prefer) add to your daily fluid intake, but it can also help break down small kidney stones and lower your risk of forming new ones. The citric acid found in lemons is a key substance that has a remedial effect on your kidneys.
2. Coconut water
Coconut water contains potassium, which can aid the breakdown of kidney stones. The fluid itself can help flush the stones out. Simply drink a few glasses of coconut water daily until your condition improves.
3. Apple cider vinegar
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Apple cider vinegar contains citric acid, a substance which facilitates kidney stones breakdown. Simply add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a glass of water and drink this solution daily. Don't drink more than one glass of water with vinegar per day.
4. Pomegranate juice
Pomegranates and pomegranate juice are good for your kidney health in general, and they can also help get rid of stones. The juice also makes your urine less acidic, which lowers your risk of developing kidney stones again. Drink a few glasses of pure 100% pomegranate juice daily until you feel better.
Watermelon is known for its ability to make people urinate more, but that can help flush kidney stones out of your system. Eating watermelon or drinking watermelon juice with 1/4 tsp. of coriander powder will help the stones pass.
6. Dandelion root
This remedy may be more unconventional than others on this list. Dandelion root can help your liver make bile, which can increase urine output and aid digestion. Drink one or two cups of dandelion root tea daily until you feel better.
7. Kidney beans
Kidney beans are beneficial for your kidneys, even if you don't have kidney stones. To help your body rid itself of kidney stones, drink several glasses of kidney bean broth throughout the day.
8. Basil juice
The acetic acid found in basil can speed up kidney stones breakdown and help them pass. Take fresh or dry basil leaves and make infusions to drink daily until the stones pass and symptoms subside.
Home remedies are not enough if your kidney stone problem is severe. Call your doctor if you have the following symptoms:
- severe pain;
- blood in urine;
- nausea and vomiting.
With the right treatment, coordinated by your healthcare provider, you'll be able to get rid of kidney stones and avoid getting them again.
This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.