10 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 05, 2013

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Kidney stones are treatable through proper medicines, there are several natural remedies to treat them as well. Learn about them here!
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    Kidney Stones

    Kidney beans are so closely related to kidneys that not only their shape resembles the organ, but also offer great healing capabilities against kidney stones. Boil the beans for around six hours in purified water after removing from inside the pod. Now strain the liquid using a cheese cloth and cool it. The magical drink with amazing health benefits for your kidney is ready.

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    Kidney beans

    Kidney beans are so closely related to kidneys that not only the beans resemble the shape of a kidney but also offer great healing capabilities against kidney stones. The beans, once removed from inside the pod, are boiled in purified water for around six hours. Now strain the liquid using a cheese cloth and cool it. The drink with amazing health benefits for your kidney is ready and it can be very helpful against kidney stone.

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    Uva Ursi

    Uva Ursi is a plant that has been commonly used as a remedy for kidney stone.  It can reduce bacteria in the urine, fighting the infections that may trigger with the onset of kidney stones. The appropriate dose of uva ursi depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions.

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    Pomegranate juice

    Another wonderful home remedy against kidney stones is Pomegranate juice. Apart from several health benefits that pomegranates offers, the seeds and juice of pomegranates are considered as another natural remedy for kidney stones due to the sourness and astringent properties.

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    Basil

    Basil tea is a great natural remedy for overall kidney health. It’s believed that pure basil juice can help induce stone expulsion from the urinary tract, making it a perfect solution for kidney stone remedy. Try taking the juice along with honey for at least a couple of months to feel the effects.

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    Magnesium

    Studies have shown that diet that includes magnesium can improve the reduction rate of kidney stones in people with recurrent kidney stones. Around 300 mg of magnesium orotate is recommended daily for prevention and reduction of stones. Foods containing dietary fiber, cereals and water are some common sources of magnesium.

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    Horsetail

    Horsetail tea is another effective natural remedy for kidney stones. Plants related to horsetail contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, increasing the urine output. It can be used as a home remedy against urinary tract infections as well as kidney and bladder stones.

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    Dandelion root

    Organic dandelion root is a great kidney tonic and cleanser as it contains chemicals that may increase urine production and decrease swelling. It is recommended to take around 500 mg twice a day to help with kidney stones.

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    Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

    One of the most effective natural remedies for kidney stones is the mixture of lemon Juice, olive oil. Mix 2 oz of organic olive oil with 2 oz of organic lemon juice, at the first symptom of stone pain. Lemon juice and olive oil are good for the overall health and are easily available.

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    Organic Celery

    One can also try celery as a natural cure for kidney stones. Celery is a great urine-promoter and may work as a kidney tonic. Celery seeds can be used regularly as spice or in tea to prevent kidney stone formation.

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    Healthy Diet

    Another common yet most effective remedy is to switch to a healthier diet full of fresh fruits like lemon and pomegranate and cut down on soda, energy drinks, processed foods and alcoholic beverages. A healthy lifestyle that ensures ample physical exercise and healthy diet will keep you away from future health problems as well.

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