Natural Home Remedies for Kidney Stones | How To Use Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones Treatment

When water passes through the kidneys, these nutrients do not pass with it and remain in the kidney. And with regular consumption of such type of water, causes kidney stones. There are many remedies to cure or remove kidney stones from the system such as surgery, laser operation and sometimes even the home remedies work if the problem has not caused higher damage. 

Kidney stones are a type of hard stones which are also known as crystalline minerals and Nephrolithiasis is the scientific term used by the surgeons. The statistics say that one out of every twenty people has kidney stones in their life at some stage. The problem of kidney stones has become common and regular in new generation people due to the changing lifestyle and food habits. The average cost of the treatment for removal of kidney stones is around Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 and this range of costs cannot be afforded by many people who are in middle and lower class. Some of the main reasons for the formation of kidney stones are dehydration, the decrease in urine content, lack of required crystals in urine, improper diet, etc. 

With the upgrade of lifestyle, health has taken a back seat and people usually suffer from diseases which our older generation didn’t suffer at such an early age. A kidney stone is a common ailment that one suffers from and the recommended way to get rid of it is Operation. How can we deny the fact that it is one of the most vital organs in the human body and we cannot just ignore if there is a stone?

The development of kidney stone is the result of the accumulation of minerals in urine which don’t pass with the urine. This may be due to the extensive intake of medicine or a family history of the disease. While the operation can be costly and everyone might not be able to afford, home remedies work the best. My first experience with kidney stones was when my partner complained of excruciating pain on his right side which later spread towards the center of the stomach. The pain was so bad that he could not bear it. Along with the pain was nausea and vomiting. He had to be taken to the local Accident and Emergency Department where he was diagnosed with kidney stones.  The doctor recommended that he should drink plenty of water, at least 5litres daily, and follow the below listed home remedies for quick and painless expulsion of the stones via the urinary tract.

There are some homemade remedies for the people who are allergic to allopathic and the people who cannot afford the treatment in corporate hospitals. The combination of the Lemon juice, Olive oil and Cider Vinegar of Raw Apple is the most used homemade medicine for kidney stones which is a highly effective medicine and is easily prepared at home thanks to the low cost and easy availability.

That’s why we are going to discuss some common home remedies for this disease in the following:

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

This remedy is very effective in the case of small kidney stones. You need to prepare a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice by mixing them in equal amounts. You need to drink 8 tablespoons or half a cup mixture at two to three times a day. Make sure you drink a lot of water after drinking the mixture. You can repeat this for three days if the stone does not dissolve or is removed. The citric acid contained in the lemon juice is the main component that helps in dissolving mineral based stones.

It is one of the easiest and effective remedies for treating the kidney stone. The mixture of the olive oil and the lemon juice is used as a house remedy to cure the kidney stones. Those having smaller kidney stones can try this method. Mix 1/4th cups each of lemon juice and olive oil, drink, and follow-up with the minimum of 8 ounces of water.

Though the remedy may sound very basic, the effect it has on the kidney stones is very massive. On consuming a solution of lemon juice and olive oil in water, every day twice, it helps in dissolving the kidney stones. This is due to the effect of acidity of lemon that acts on the stones and helps the system to break them down. Olive oil makes the stones soft so that the effect of lemon enhances and it is easier to break the stones down. But one should always have their discretion. Lemon juice causes enamel decay and should be used according to guidance.

Apple Cider Vinegar

All these home remedies are meant to be performed with the patients’ discretion. One should research more about the remedy they are following thereby avoiding any kind of fatal damage caused to the body. These remedies do not replace the medical care provided by doctors but they can be effective in reducing the pain in some patients and the complete removal of stones in some other patients. Having the alkalizing effect on the blood and the urine, it can efficiently dissolve the kidney stone which gives you relief from the severe pain. One teaspoon of honey needs to be mixed with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. Drink the mixture few times a day to get effective relief.

Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are very useful for clearing up the kidney stones. Kidney beans are very high in fiber, and it is even an excellent source of non-animal protein, Vitamin –B, and the minerals that improve urinary tracts and the kidney health. Cook them in water until they are soft and enough to eat. Strain the liquid, and let it cool. You can have the kidney beans liquid to help flush out the stones and dissolve them. Eat the healthy kidney beans for your overall health.


Watermelon is rich in potassium and water, both of which are vital for flushing out those painful stones. The content of water in watermelon is extremely high which makes it so effective in preventing and treating kidney stones.  Potassium is another key ingredient of watermelon which helps in maintaining the proper acidic level in urine and prevents accumulation of minerals like calcium and magnesium in the kidney. Watermelon can be consumed in its natural form regularly to treat kidney stones. Watermelon seed tea is another way of consuming watermelon.


Research has proved that the basil can help extricate kidney stones from the urethra or the kidney, thus removing it from your body. Basil is a tonic for the kidney stone, and overall it is excellent for health. You can drink basil tea, steep around 5 to 6 basil leaves in the boiling water for about ten minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey as the sweetener and drink it every morning for better results. A plant that is found in every Indian home, basil is good for the overall health of the kidney. Consuming one teaspoon of basil juice mixed with one-teaspoon honey every morning helps remove kidney stones. If you like, you can even chew the leaves.

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