Does lemon juice and olive oil work to remove kidney stones?

Kidney stones form when the level of certain substances in the urine increases and becomes insoluble. This leads to the formation of small obstructions, which are difficult to pass out through the urine. They may vary in size and consistency and are sometimes very painful. The pain starts on the sides first and then the groin and the thighs. Symptoms include pain while passing urine, scanty or frequent urination, nausea, cold chills, vomiting, and presence of blood while passing urine.

Kidney stones are sometimes caused due to the deficiency of vitamin A or an excessive intake of vitamin D. They may also be caused due to overeating, inadequate intake of water, excessive intake of rich, spicy food, refined processed foods and excessive intake of dehydrating drinks like alcohol, coffee or tea.

Lemon juice and olive oil does work to remove kidney stones. Sometimes the stones pass out in about 24 hours itself after this remedy. You need to take 2 oz each of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil and mix well. Drink this followed by a glass of warm water. This is an excellent and a very effective remedy to get rid of small kidney stones. If you find it difficult to drink this then try this: take the juice of 5 lemons and mix it with 2 small cups of warm water. Add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and sugar or a natural sweetener to it. Run it through a blender to mix well. Drink this in small quantities throughout the day, at least 3 to 4 times. This will taste better then the plain concentrated mix of olive oil and lemon juice and will be easier to drink.

Another effective remedy is of apple cider vinegar. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider and mix it with a mug of warm water. Drink this followed by another glass of warm water. Do this once daily until your stones pass out. Apple cider vinegar does smell weird but it is very good and effective for treating a number of ailments.

Also have one glass of orange juice daily as studies show that it helps in treating kidney stones better than other fruits containing vitamin C. Drink lots of water so that it is enough to produce at least two liters of urine in your body in a day. This is the amount required to avoid kidney stones and for healthy function of your kidneys and bladder.

answered by M W

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