Last Modified on Dec 09, 2015
What are Kidney Stones?
Kidney Stones are crystal aggregations of dissolved minerals in urine that usually form inside the kidneys or the bladder. These stones can often be successfully dissolved using inexpensive kidney stone remedies found at your local supermarket.
This can be a painful condition when stones are present in the kidney or bladder but especially when passing a kidney stone with the mineral accumulation lodged in the ureter. Kidney stone symptoms include significant pain near the kidneys (your back, near the sides and below the rib cage), painful urination, waves of pain that spread through the abdominal region and into the groins, and nausea or even vomiting. Your urine may show signs of blood, turning a shade from pink to brown and it may give off a particularly bad smell.
Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones
The most popular remedies used to eliminate Kidney Stones and also soothe the excruciating pain from kidney stones are: Lemon and Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, and the herb Chanca Piedra, a common weed also known as the "stonebreaker". Over 250 people have reported a cure using the simple Lemon Juice and Olive Oil remedy, so we suggest you start by reading the feedback in that section first!
Also check out our page on the top Kidney Stone Home Remedy: Olive Oil and Lemon Juice!
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|Lemon Juice and Olive Oil||243 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||32 YEAS|
|Chanca Piedra||11 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||7 YEAS|
|Coke, Asparagus, Water||5 YEAS|
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV, LJ and OO, Alfalfa, Supplements
- Alcohol and Kidney Stones
- Alfalfa Tablets and Lime Juice
- Alfalfa, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Chanca Piedra
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
- Apples, Olive Oil
- Baking Soda
- Banaba Tea
- Calcium Phosphate Stones
- Chanca Piedra
- Check for Hyperparathyroid
- Cleavers Tea
- Coca Cola
- Coconut Oil Flush
- Coconut Water
- Coke or Dill Pickle Juice
- Coke, Asparagus, Water
- Corn Silk Brew
- Corn Silk Tea
- Cream of Tartar, Apple Cider Vinegar and Beer
- Diagnosing a Vitamin C Deficiency
- Diagnosing Kidney Stones
- Eggs Dissolved in Lemon Juice
- El Salvador Remedy
- Epsom Salts, Lemons, Olive Oil
- General Feedback
- German Remedy for Kidney Stones
- Grandma's Kidney Stone Cure
- Herbs for Kidneys
- Hot Baths
- Joe-Pye Weed
- Jumping with Massager
- Kidney Cleanse Needed First
- Kidney Stone Causes
- Kidney Stone Remedies
- Lemon Juice
- Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice and Olive Oil, ACV, Chanca Piedra
- Lemon Juice or Magnesium
- Lemon, Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lemons, Pl Tabs
- Low Oxalate Diet
- Magnesium and Vitamin B-6
- Magnesium Citrate
- Magnesium, B6, Celery Juice
- Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B-6
- Malic Acid
- Marshmallow Root Herb
- Mini Trampoline, Kidney Tapping
- Miscellaneous Herbs
- Morton's Lite Salt
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Reader Feedback
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Recipes
- Olive Oil, Hydranga, Marshmallow Root, Low Oxalate Diet
- Orange Juice
- Over the Counter
- Parsley Tea
- Parsley, Asparagus, Lemon Juice
- Pathar Chat
- Pickle Juice for Kidney Stones
- Pomegranate Juice
- Raw Milk
- Remedies Needed
- Spirits of Turpentine
- Stone Free by Planetary Herbals
- Vitamin C
- Water and Sex
[YEA] 08/21/2008: Dennis from Lakewood, USA: "i used all 3 treatments of apple cida vinegar ist for 2 days...then olive oil and lemon juice 2nd and finally alfalfa with lime ...and my kidney stones were gone-- probably dissolved..now i take magnesium and b-6 to keep them away....thank god for this website...dennis"Replies
12/08/2009: Joy from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Question: Is there a dietary protocol along with this kidney cleanse? Should I be avoiding any particular foods while taking this olive oil-lemon juice mixture? Should I take it on an empty stomach? When you use a similar mixture for a liver cleanse, the fasting protocol is critical to the success of the cleanse. Staying away from any and ALL fat prior to the consumption of the olive oil mixture is also crucial."
01/10/2011: Yanosh from Tampa, Fl, Us replies: "Please if possible can we all share the size or approximate size of the stones if known. I am trying to pass a 12mm and an 8mm from my left kidney and most of the people are mentioning smaller sizes or no sizes at all. I am using the ACV method for a few days now and it does help me with the pain for sure, also noticed like the stone would have moved out of the kidney and getting close to my bladder. Are there anyone out there passed larger than 1mm stones or found that this remedy worked for them? I had uretheroscopy done a few weeks back for a 6mm stuck in my right ureter and have to tell you wasn't fun at all and now I am facing ELSW for my other two. Also is that possible that your stone just get dissolved and you never physically pass it?
01/10/2011: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "I would start immediately with Castor Oil packs right on top of the stone. The Castor oil helps them break down into smaller pieces so that you can pass them easily. I would keep them on for 2-4 hours every night until they pass - even longer if you are not working!!"
03/16/2011: Melissa Caldwell from Henderson, Nv. replies: "My daughter is having a kidney stone episode and I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar and was curious about the castor oil packs. How do I do that and should I place a heating pad over the pack? Thank you, Melissa"
03/17/2011: Del from Cobar, New South Wales, Australia replies: "To all who have tried these remedies, does anyone have uric acid stones? This is my problem and after having my left kidney removed, 2 years ago, I now have stones in my right kidney and am desparate to try to dissolve them. Help. Thanks"
EC: Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil
04/09/2011: Cindy from Bundamba, Qld Aus. replies: "My Mum has had numerous stones over the years and yes pass all of them, being over 1mm. She knows she had a few sitting in one of her kidneys, with one being at least 10mm.This week she went to the urologist and after a course of baking soda tablets and she said " some other tablet that she hates", she didn't even know what it was, that she is stone free at the mo. but I am after a preventative for her with diabetics..... Can anyone help, because some cure the stones and upset the diabetes."
05/22/2011: Ouch from Nsw replies: "I'm a naturopathic student. I have calcium oxalate stones so I pay extra attention when they teach about those.
Uric acid stones can be dissolved. Calcium oxalate stones seem very difficult to dissolve. I'm trying to find out if its possible at all. Some websites say they can, but I have not read that in my textbooks yet, but I'll keep looking.
Nutrients to prevent formation of calcium oxalate stones. Magnesium and B6 together. Vitamin k. potassium."
07/12/2011: Mary from Temecula, California replies: "to del from NSW! Plz try black cherry juice (will help with uric acid) and a diet high in greens snd magnesium supplements. And stay very hydrated, try watermelon too , but it's a major diuretic, so be sure to drink more water than ever. Also, try asparagus juice (raw) with a few cans of coke (helps the oxolate stones emensly, but worth a try given asparagus diuretic properties). All of this is highly nutritious (except coke) and is well worth a try - please report back and I hope this helps your kidney!"
12/13/2011: Nicole from Minneapolis, Mn replies: "It's 8pm and at 6:45 pm I drank 4 oz. of fresh squeezed lemon juice followed by 4 oz. of extra virgin olive oil, followed by 1 liter of H2O.
My kidney stone pain was at about a 5/10, now it's at a 2/10. This is my second bout with the pesky buggers and a nurse I spoke with on the phone refused to even make me an appointment, rather, she insisted that I come to the emergency room tonight. I can't afford to, so I was planning on coming home and drinking a few beers-which also helped me with my first go round. However, I didn't like the side effects (drunkeness for a light weight like me).
This remedy is AMAZING!! I'm going to have another lemon juice EVOO elixer before bed. Gracias a Dios!"
12/26/2011: Homeopath from Sedona, Az replies: "There is a story of a doc long ago who had many physical problems. He ended up going to a homeopath who cured all but his recurrent kidney stones. He himself became a homeopath and decided to make a remedy from his kidney stones, which not only cured him but made the tartar fall from his teeth! A classical homeopath would have access to both remedies- one for oxalates and one for calcium. Potency should be 6 or 12c."
06/09/2012: Jana from Sedona, Az replies: "People have written to me to ask about the remedy I mentioned. Although the best approach is to find a remedy suited to YOU, in addition very low potencies of the kidney oxalates produced or the calcium ones are used to dissolve the stones, although they may not always prevent more from actually forming. Please note the difference. You can email me for more info at info(at)healthrays.com."
06/18/2012: Cuco from Silverdale, Washington replies: "Answering the question for Del, from Cobar, New South Wales, Australia. Del, I have heard a few times about doctors prescribing "alopurinol" to prevent the formation of uric acid stones in the kidneys, but I don't know if it helps disolve them. Alopurinol is usually prescribed for the treatment of Gout, (uric acid in the joints) so it makes sense. I hope this info can help you."
08/07/2012: Brian from London, Uk replies: "I found this site a couple of months ago when suffering for the third time with kidney stones. I did not want to go through surgery again. I had just had an ultrasound and had been informed I had two medium (7mm) stones in one kidney and a large one (14mm) in the other.
The consultant told me I'd have to have surgery again and ordered a CT scan, which took place about a month after the the ultrasound. In the meantime, as soon as I read the remedies here, I immediately drank a glass of olive oil and lemon juice. An hour later I felt really ill and almost vomited, so I didn't try it again. Instead I started drinking ACV once a day, and kept this up most days for a few weeks.
Today I saw the consultant about the results of the CT scan, and he told me the stones are gone! There is just a small 2mm stone in one kidney, too small to worry about, he said.
Thank you so much for the remedies, you've saved me from a gruesome op!!
As a note of advice, don't try LJ and OO on an empty stomach! Take it after food only."
08/15/2012: Charlene from Usa, Indiana replies: "Brian I am having the same problem you did and I was wondering how much lemon juice, olive oil and ACV you drank a day?"
01/09/2013: Gary from Perth, Western Australia replies: "Just wondering how much Apple Cider Vinegar you should drink a day, I've got a 13mm calcium stone and lots of little stones in both kidneys. Thanks."
01/05/2010: Jandrew from Naples, Florida: "can anyone tell me if alcohol or wine helps produce kidney stones. i know draft beer does but dont know about the above. thanks. going to try the apple cider"Replies
07/05/2010: Chris from Miami, Fl replies: "Beer and wine contains oxolates and will reduce your risk of kidney stones. My wife could not believe the Urologist actually prescribed me to drink as much beer as possible to pass the stone!
As prevention wine and beer along with plenty of water will reduce kidney stone formation."
09/01/2010: No-nonsense from Tucson, Arizona replies: "Alcohol is your enemy when it comes to kidney stone formation. I also had a urologist recommend beer to pass kidney stones. She, like many urologists, didn't have a clue about nutrition. Yes, beer, like coffee, is a diuretic. But it also dehydrates you and contains oxalates (acid constituent in calcium oxalate kidney stones). If you want to pass a kidney stone, drink A LOT of water (I have passed 8 of them, I know). Always stay hydrated. There is a reason why Arizona is considered the kidney stone capital of the US, namely dehydration. That in combination with consuming chocolate, coffee, alcohol, soy products and other bitter substances (rhubarb, spinach, etc. ). The other danger is sugar. Sugar and artificial sweeteners. They deplete your body's ability to absorb magnesium, which helps make calcium soluble to the body. If you are not absorbing the calcium, then your body eliminates it, which means it passes through your kidneys, thereby increasing the chance of kidney stone formation. Avoid sugars and artificial sweeteners. I had a hard time changing my diet (oh, avoid nuts too), but your long-term health is more important than being able to enjoy a chocolate ice cream with nuts on top."
12/08/2010: Howard from Sarasota, Fl replies: "Yes, alcohol should be avoided according to any urologist who's up-to-date on research. All alcohol has oxalates, and research has figured out that oxalates are what causes most people's stones. If you have a stone removed thru surgery, or if you pee it out and capture it in a screen (they give you at the hospital but you can probably buy them), they can find out if it's an oxalate stone or not. But most of them are, so you should avoid oxalates as much as reasonable. They are in a lot of foods, and in all alcohol, so best to avoid alcohol so you're free to eat some oxalate foods like chicken, beef, fish, most veggies, most fruits and many nuts. You can eat some of the above, but if you eat a lot, your risk goes way higher. Since you need to eat and most foods have oxalates, better to cut the alcohol so you can eat normal foods more often."
06/02/2012: Michelle from Durban, South Africa replies: "I had 4-6mm kindney stones for the first time in my life after I had my son. And thereafter like clockwork, every year around the same time, I was hospitalised and had them removed. The last time I ended up with kidneystanes and severe kidney infection, which caused my kidneys to bleed severely. This in turn caused complications. I developed pneumonia and my lungs collapsed, due to shallow breathing because of the severe pain when my diaphram touched the inflamed kidneys.
I was hospitalised for 3 weeks!! It was hell and very scary.
Before I fell pregnant, I developed an affinity for Margeritas! However, I din't have any alcohol during my pregnancy of course. Could the Tequila have caused the stones?
I also developed an accute craving for normal tea, with milk and suger when I fell pregnant. I had never used to drink normal tea at all until then. Throughout my pregnancy I drank gallons of tea.
And especially when I was breastfeeding> It was insane!! Could the tea have contributed to the annual occurence of kidney stones?
Tequila or tea? as this is the only two thing I added to my diet just before I started getting kidney stones.
06/07/2012: Marvelousme50 from Brownstown, Il replies: "Michelle from Durban, South Africa to answer your question tea and tequila can cause kidney stones. I used to drink iced tea every day because I love the taste of it but I will not drink any iced tea anymore because it contains oxalates and oxalates cause kidney stones. Also tequila I believe has oxalates also. As other people on here have mentioned alcohol causes dehydration. Dehydration can cause kidney stones. I avoid sodas too because they cause me to develop kidney stones especially caffeinated sodas. I drink only water and Powerade Zeros because they have electrolytes and replace lost fluids. They are sugar free and I do not like the artifical sweetners but I am watching how much sugar I ingest. I hope this information helps you. I have passed many stones and I am sure the stones I did pass were because I drank much iced tea many years ago and drank many sodas and any alcohol I consumed did not help either.
Please try the lemon juice and olive oil remedy recommended on here. It has helped me out very much. Apple cider vinegar helps also. I have also used baking soda for the burning pain in my urinary tract. Also drink plenty of water. I would recommend at least 64 ounces or 8-8 ounce cups of water or as much as possible. These cures have helped me very much and kept me from having to go to the ER. I hope this information helps you. :)"
03/26/2013: Darlam68 from Rancho Mirage, Ca replies: "I have a question as to how much of the remedies do I consume as far and measurements of the ingredients? This is all soo much great information, and I am so thankful to finally come across this site! And I really want to start on the remedies right away, I dont have health care insurance and the medical care I do have is county funded so its not that I'm getting care, which I'mnot really getting anywhere with this, and I do have the symptoms of kidney stones, for about well a month and a half now and still the dr isnt sure wat it is and I try to explain it to the dr but all he had to ask me was have I ever suffered from depression? seriously? I know I'm not depressed, I'm just in pain! And I am watching what I eat and I drink alot of water and I am in the bathroom at least every 15 to 30 minutes..... So I thank god for this site and to all of you for sharing this information! Bless you all!"
02/28/2014: Kara from Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. replies: "I have kidney stones and gallstones. Are these safe for both? Sorry First timer here, I just dont want to get surgery for something that can be fixed at home."
02/28/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "You shouldn't need to have surgery for kidney stones and gallstones. There are all sorts of remedies and products out there that can remove gallstones and kidney stones."
[YEA] 11/29/2007: Tami from Stettler, Canada: "Dissolve kidney stones in 3 days-no pain. you need:
4 liters water (16 cups)
Mix limes w/water drink throughout the day. Every waking hour take 2 alfalfa tablets.
throughout the day drink same amount of water-no limes and same amount of tablets. Simple. Avoid all caffine products including chocolate during this cleanse. I did a liver cleanse w/o cleansing kidneys first-I couldn't stand up straight for a week...after finding this cleanse, I've never had a problem since."
[YEA] 07/08/2011: Katy from Mt Carmel, Il, Usa: "I had kidney stones and every 3 yrs they would develop... So I began drinking alot of water with baking soda in it.. Since that helps the water be more drinkable if you have hard water. Anyway the baking soda changes the pH of the body so that stones can disolve. Mine were the size of a 50 cent piece so I didn't think it would do any good.
I also took 10 alfalfa every 3 hrs.. As that also helps the pH. On Tues was told these stones needed to be blasted.. Was to be back on following Tues.. And cat scan did not show any stones at all. You can be sure I was very happy about that. Now I have the other kind of stones.... Calcium type.. And the others were Uric acid type. So am trying the olive oil and lemon for these. Am sure it will work... because of many examples on the site."Replies
06/19/2012: Varunkant from Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India replies: "Hi, How much days it took to dissolve, I have also a uric acid stone in kidney and I am following your procedure from 2 days but I dont feel anthing happing inside my kidney.
I have also tried lemon juice and olive oil but did not work for me. Could you please guide me."
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Kidney Stones
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Oz
- Filtered Water - Large Glass
To dissolve and pass a kidney stone with limited discomfort, mix 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink this ACV Tonic over a short period of time. Repeat this treatment the next day if necessary, but one dose is often enough to help you pass kidney stones within a days time.
[YEA] 03/10/2014: Betsey from Plainfield, Vt: "Kidney Stones:I had one about 3 years ago & ended up in the ER. It was excruciating pain. Usual spiel. IV Demerol, armload of tests including a pregnancy test (I was about 60yo), etc. Given a "hat" with paper sieve and told to catch & strain all urine. They gave me a script for Tylenol w/codeine & told me to drink plenty of fluids. My insurance had to pay more than $4,000. During the night I passed a very small stone.
Yesterday I was kind of surprised to be coming down with the same symptoms. I was not at home and not able to do much about it except drink a lot of orange pekoe tea. When I got home I got online to see if I could find any home remedies because 1) I was not going back to the ER & 2) I knew there must be a better way.
I had apple cider vinegar because one friend had been touting it's healthful qualities, orange blossom honey, baking soda. The vinegar was off the shelf from the supermarket -- no fancy, smancy organic. AND I had distilled water which I use in my CPAP machine.
Use 1 oz (shot) of the vinegar in a large mug of very hot distilled water, added 1/4 tsp baking soda instinctively, a squirt of honey and drank it down over the next 1/2 hr or so. In the meantime dug out the heating pad because I don't have a hot water bottle.
Went to bed and up/down most of the night until I guess I must of fallen asleep (had "hat" in the toilet collecting all the urine). Awoke this morning and went to the bathroom and there was this rather large stone in the hat! I was very pleased.
I will continue with this remedy today and tomorrow adding Lemon Zinger tea bags to see if I pass anything further. I will also drop the stone off at theMDs to get it analyzed and make note to self to buy more distilled water. I WILL make a more concerted effort to increase my fluid intake. But at least I know that I don't have to go to the ER and spend my insurance companies money when a solution is at hand.Thank you for your help.
[YEA] 10/06/2013: Many Stones from Orange County, California: "Just adding my 2 cents here about apple cider vinegar for kidney stones:
Have been getting kidney stones for 30 years, sometime a few times a year and then several years will go by before getting them again. I know diet has alot to do with it too. First time I got them was age 20, ended up in the hospital. The "tests" were just as painful as having the stones, and at that time it was less common for women to get them so most doctors didnt take it seriously. The doctor in the emergency room didnt and when he grabbed my side he got punched ( it was a reflex, lol ).
They are hereditary ( my dad got them ), I knew I'd better learn how to get rid of them and also prevent them in the future. So here is what has worked for me.
2 to 3 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinagar WITH MOTHERS. That is important as the " mothers" is the sediment in raw-unfiltered ACV. I use popular Organic brand. The regular ACV in the market is not the same and won't work like the raw-unfiltered.
Anyways... add the dosage to a cup or half cup of water ( hold your nose and drink all at once ) to start as this seems to start blasting or disolving the stones. After 10 minutes or so, start drinking alot of water, not all at once but normally then keep sipping it. You can also drink beer or anything else that makes you pee alot ( no soft drinks or sugary drinks or juices) you can drink tea if it makes you pee alot.
Do the dosage once a day. It wont hurt you to do it a couple times a day for the first few days but have heard that if you do it to much you can actually upset the natural ph balance in your system.
Try and not eat alot during the few days you will be focusing on breaking down the stones. Just keep doing the dosage and drinking water.
If you are like me, and depending on the size of the stones ( they all feel like boulders dont they! ), you can actually feel them as they start moving along in your system. You can also feel them just before they are getting ready to pass ( you might feel like you are about to pee a marble) , and this can take a couple days but at least you know they are on their way out of your system. Just to note... you dont always feel them when they are leaving, some are broken down so much you dont even notice YEAY!!!
Once you are feeling better, stop the ACV treatment for awhile. For maintance, use the same dosage etc. every so often.
Start using the ACV and Olive Oil as salad dressing and use Olive Oil and ACV in all your cooking. I don't mix the organic ACV with anything else as some here have and it has always worked for me.
Good luck and hope this helps :)"Replies
11/08/2013: Irshad from Delhi, India replies: "hi I want to ask a qution that apple cider Vinegar. is normal apple juice or some diffrent juice or spacial juice, if not a simple apple juice how can get it? madical store or other way tell me. thanks"
[YEA] 09/07/2013: Warriorsbond from Anchorage, Ak: "Yea on apple cider vinegar and honey one tablespoon each in hot water drunk three times a day for kidney stones.
I had for years sand looking stones. I recently have had super high blood pressure and nothing was bringing it down medicine wise. I looked up stones can cause high blood pressure so I tried the vinegar sinse I bought a gallon jug recently for family member athletes foot.
In half a day I started having mucous in urine. I figure it was the stones breaking up. Another twenty four hours later no mucous at all and no sand looking stones either. My eye whites are white now. Its been a long time sinse that has been.
My blood pressure is down 20 points on the bottom number without medicine(yes I still take my meds though I mean it is that low before I take the meds)
I had for years tried the lemon juice etc. Lemons it is said is oxylate which produces the calcium stones. Baking soda is too high ph to disolve the stones. Vinegar is acidic enough to break down the stones.
I in the past ate a lot of beans, peanut butter and chili. Rofl. that is what did me in on the stones.
So my diet will change for the better. I am juicing now as well with the farmers market so cheap it helps on the organic foods.
Wanted to say thank you for the page as well. :D"
05/11/2013: Super Kidney Stone from Kabul, Afghanistan: "Hi every one, I have a weak english skills. So would you please tell me if apple cider vinegar is equal to apple cider. Because in my country, you can buy apple vinegar, but apple cider vinegar is unknown. (Afghanistan). Thank you very much."Replies
05/11/2013: Shoo from Los Angeles, California, United States replies: "If the bottle says the words 'Apple' & 'Vinegar' then it's the same thing as 'Apple Cider Vinegar'.
Your question however is a little confusing, because in one part you're asking if Cider Vinegar is equal to Apple Cider and in another part you mention that in your country you can find Apple Vinegar but not Apple Cider Vinegar. So, I don't know if you're asking about Apple Cider or Apple Cider Vinegar or Apple Vinegar.
I'm not sure which of those 3 you were asking the difference about. But I did a google search for you by asking the question " What is the differenece between apple cider vinegar & cider vinegar". Below, i'm including the link for the site answering the question as well as a copy paste of a paragraph from that page.
"Cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar are by and large the same product.... Cider vinegar is usually made by fermenting apple or other fruit juice using a substance called "Mother of Vinegar, " which contains bacteria. The bacteria break down the sugars in the juice to acetic acid and malic acid, resulting in the sour-flavored vinegar.""
05/12/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Apple Cider is apple juice. Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented Apple Cider"
05/12/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Apple cider vinegar, would be the same as apple vinegar, their are two types of yeast, one for vinegar and one for alcohol."
[YEA] 04/08/2013: Jason from Minneapolis, Mn: "You can buy ACV pills at nutrional stores so you dont have to drink it and burn your throught just be sure to drink plenty of filtered water with the pills and most kidney stones will disolve within a few days sometimes they disolve them to a sand like substance which is really easy to pass compared to a stone."Replies
08/16/2013: Anthony from Morrisville, Pa replies: "Would Apple Cider Vinegar and apple juice work on a 10mm kidney stone?"
01/30/2013: Shri Shekhar Das from Mumbai, Maharashtra: "I am having 10mm calculi in left kidney and 5 mm in right kidney. What should be the dose (in ml) of Apple cider vinegar I have to take per day and how (with water / with apple juice)?"Replies
01/30/2013: Daniel from Edmonton, Alberta replies: "magnesium supplements, vit b6 plus 1 cup celery juice nightly. Those combination is enough not to pass the stone but to dissolve it completely. lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar is good but taking it continuosly will irritate your throat."
02/20/2013: Daniel Cruz from Edmonton, Alberta replies: "if for prevention purposes only, every other day is enough. If there s already a stones that giving you too much discomfort, make it nightly (magnesium plus vit b6). But those 2 is not enough. Celery juice is still the most important. 1 cup nightly and within 2 weeks you will see the results. If you want to know more especially if you have gout, e mail me. Dc_0927(at)yahoo.com ( my advice is free. I am a gout sufferer too and tried so many herbal, supplement from internet, herbal from india, etc)"
02/20/2013: Rahil from Delhi, India replies: "Danial, how many days I should use magnesium supplements, vit b6 plus 1 cup celery juice nightly? Also, can you let me know safe doses of Mag + B6 supplements."
12/04/2012: Rami Sidhom from Brossard, Quebec,canada: "hi.. I just got my first experiance with the kidney stone yesterday after 30 years with not even one stone and it was a horrible pain and as I found all of u confirmed they didn't do anything at the hospital, the same happened with me, just got pain killeres and bye bye have a nice day... So I looked over the intrenet and found ur site and I really like what I read cause its real experiance from real pepole... I can see a lot of u tried the apple cider vinegar and it worked with 90% of u.. But what I want to know is how to take it.. Like drink direct ?? and what is the amount per day. 1cup, 2cups?? or put it on salad ???.. And for a guy like me had from a long time the helicobacter pylori virus and my stomach is very senstive , , i'll be able to drink it without problems .. Thank for all of you for this priceless adivces"Replies
02/12/2013: Grubfest from Los Angeles, California replies: "I recently went to the ER for a 12mm kidney stone which the urologist said was too big to pass. There were no empty slots at the OR for 3 months so I couldn't get it blasted right away. A stent placement was done instead. I started reading up about ACV and so far I drink a glass of water with 1-2 teaspoons of ACV and a bit of honey in the morning and in the afternoon. The ACV bottle label will show you how much to drink in a day. Also drink lots of water!! I never used to drink much water which most likely caused the stone formation. The urologist/ physician said I didn't have to avoid any kind of food and this was honestly baffling. I did research online and found out about oaxalates and other things that may contribute to kidney stones. I sure am glad I didn't take the urologist's word for it!!"
[YEA] 11/16/2012: Mitzy from Brampton, Ontario, Canada: "I didn't even know I had kidney stones. I started drinking ACV in my water like suggestions on this site a few times a day. Over the course of a few weeks I had the most surprising thing happen to me. One day I saw one stone in the toilet after I urinated. I was shocked and thought it must be my eyes playing tricks on me. I continued with my day and latter in the day I saw another one in the toilet after urinating again.
When my husband came home from work that day I told him my story and told him how I had a dull ache in my back. Since he is the kidney stone expert in the family(he has had kidney stone attacks a few times). He told me that ya that was pretty typical feeling after the kidney stones pass. The amazing thing is I felt no pain at all before and during the process - just after a slight sensitivity. I was totally amazed!
ACV is now a regular regime in our house by all of us. Thanks for all the information at this site- it is just wonderful!"Replies
02/07/2013: Jacinda from Greenville, Nc Us replies: "Hey, did you drink a certain amount of ACV? I got a 9mm I want to dissolve it and avoid the trip to the hospital."
[YEA] 09/30/2012: Terrilyn from Chico, Calif. Usa: "I had such pain I thought I would die I would have tried anything but not lemon and evoo, that would not go down. Kidney stones in both kidneys the right one for a long time but not accute the left one went bad really fast. I started to take the Apple Cider Vinegar but tried it with Apple juice like some one suggested. I MIXED 8 TABLESPONS WITH A GLASS OF APPLE JUICE. It took 3 days before it started to subside the 4th day tHe pain went away gradually, though, then it was gone not had any more pain since.
Praise GOD FOR OTHERS SHARING THANK YOU."Replies
03/31/2013: Nevadasmith from Portland, Pennsylvania, Usa replies: "Absence of pain does NOT mean that your problem is resolved. I had a stone stuck in one ureter and made a trip to the ER. I did a follow up visit with the urologist. He said the stone was stuck in my left ureter and wanted me to get x-rays every week for four weeks and come see him again every week. I agreed to see him again in four weeks after having one more x-ray to see if the stone had mved. It did not move during that time but I felt no real pain just occasional mild discomfort. I then scheduled surgery. By the time my surgery took place the stone still hadn't moved. This means that my left kidney was shut down for six weeks. They say not to go longer than that cause you can damage your kidney. Just cause you feelno pain does not mean you are okay. If the stone is stuck and not moving, you may not feel any pain but could be damaging your kidney if you don't get the stone out."
[YEA] 08/30/2012: Billy from El Paso, Texas: "I found this site about 2 months ago, being an open minded skeptic I had to try the ACV for my kidney stones which I suffer from 6-8 times a year. Half the time the symptoms were just mild aches in the low back, the other half of the time the were assume the fetal position, and vomit due to the pain. I have suffered from kidney stones for the last 9 years and was willing to try anything, and I am glad I did.
My most recent bout was with one of those that causes me to assume the fetal position, I asked my wife to get some ACV. When she returned with it, I took about 1 1/2 shots of it followed by a glass of water. Within 10-20 minutes the pain was gone. It was the greatest day finding this great home remedy. I hope this helps you too. I have found that mixing the ACV with apple juice and some honey makes it go down easier."Replies
02/07/2013: Jacinda from Greenville, Nc Us replies: "Do u know how big your stones were? Mine is 9 mm."
07/24/2013: Stephania from Us replies: "My hubby is only 29, & he has had so many kidney stones in the last 5 years its unreal, so many surgeries that his employer pretty much fired him for insurance reasons, but deny it, but I digress, so he's had 4 surgeries so far this year, Dr has never mentioned ACV!!! Have you heard of baking soda method, bcz at this point if the ACV dsnt work, we will try every method!! Just needing a little advice, and any on kidney stones, will certainly be appreciated."
07/25/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Stephania, It seems that ACV or baking soda does work for people. I think that different types of stones respond differently, though. If that doesn't work, here is something else you could try...
Rachel Weaver, in her book, Backyard Pharmacy, talks about using limes and alfalfa tablets for kidney stones...
6 limes, squeeze out juice and add to 16 cups water. Drink all over the course of a day. Take 2 alfalfa tablets every 2 hours.
Day 2 and 3
Drink the same amount of water without the limes.
Take 2 alfalfa tablets every 2 hours.
A few years ago my husband had terrible pain that appeared to be kidney stones. We were out of town and about to travel 800 miles home with 8 children. It wasn't a very convenient time to go to the ER or find a doctor. We did the above (he also took marshmallow root capsules with the alfalfa) and his pain went away and never returned.
Avoid caffeine and chocolate and heavy foods during these days as well.
Hope he gets relief soon!
~Mama to Many~"
07/25/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "To Stephania from Us:
Try Juice Therapy
Lemon Juice (home made)
Phylanthus Niruri Tea(Stone Breaker Tea)
Drink Minimum 1.5 litre of water a day.
Sarasaparila Tea ( Diurectic)
Stop Canned Foods
You will see lots of difference. Good Health"
07/25/2013: Claudia from Los Feliz, California replies: "Olive oil and lemon juice is an amazing remedy to dissolve kidney stones. I have a friend who tried the remedy found on Earth Clinic here http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/olive-oil-lemon-juice-for-kidney-stones.html#LEMONOLIVE and the kidney stone came out in 2 days!"
[YEA] 06/09/2012: Misty from Flatwoods, Ky USA: "Just thought I'd share my results, I have had several kidney stones, I get them and pass them every few months when I first found out I had them in 2007 I had one in each kidney the size of golf balls, so my doctor set up lithotripsy they ended up doing both kidneys while I was out, when I woke up I was in such bad pain it was ridiculous. I then proceeded to pass 64 3mm stones over the next 3 days I cought them and had to take them to my urologist, who I never heard anything back from. Fast forward to yesterday when I found this website, I have been having kidney and lower abdominal pain for about 10 days, I could feel the stone moving down the line, I tried about 3 sips of apple cider vinegar today and though it was the worst thing I have ever tasted... It worked! No pain since been feeling great since then haven't passed my stone yet but no more pain it's a big deal. Didn't even cost that much, only a dollar at my local Foodfair. One thing, prepare to have heartburn all day, and hold your nose while you drink it, but it's worth it!!"Replies
07/12/2012: Joseph from Denver, Co replies: "My stone was about 6 mm, and was causing me HORRIFFIC pain. Stopped and parked my car twice enroute to the Hospital, and vomited to dry heaves. As Roseanne Rosanna Danna used to say, " Thought I was gonna Die!! ...
My visit to a VA Hospital ER was a nightmare. The RN's and Docs didn't have a clue. They looked at me with the expression of a dog looking at a new food dish, head twisting and all... If it isn't surgery or meds from a big Pharmaceutical Co. , most docs are as dumb as your stone is.
Thank God for the internet and Homeopathy! The apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp (not tsp) and water water and more water, every hour until I couldn't hold any more water, did the trick. I drank the water with a lot of lemon juice in it. Within about two hours the pain went from a 9 down to a 1 or 2. Then it disappeared. The urologist INTERN had already scheduled surgery and proudly predicted a good deal of post op pain. (It was an intern who was going to do my "surgery" ; and a steel instrument into my urethra by an inexperienced, arrogant guy didn't sound very promising.
Thank God for the internet and unselfish prior sufferers willing to share their paths to recovery!! The real helpers here don't always wear starched white lab coats or drape big stethescopes around their neck and strut the hospital halls to impress; they are just good people who want to help.
A note to Docs and RN's:
People in severe pain don't want to be impressed; they want their severe pain relieved. Sincere empathy is HARD TO FIND in a hospital these days. Bless you all who have shared your effective remedies on line.
Love ya, Joe"
[YEA] 07/21/2012: Kerry from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma replies: "I have taken Apple Cider Vinegar for many things including Kidney stones. It tastes bad but if you add it to apple juice it's not that bad. A little like "Hard Cider" I just got done passing the parts of a very large stone (haven't been taking my apple cider vineger for awhile) this has made me reconsider my daily dose I was doing in the distant past. Thank you just want to let you know about add the apple juice to make it taste better."
[YEA] 04/08/2014: Nora from Usa replies: "Hello, I went to the hospital with bad pain in my back on the right side about where my ribs stop. They said I have a kidney stone after doing a CAT thing. They gave me a vascular surgeon to contact which I was going to do on Monday and this was Saturday. I looked up natural remedies and found this website. I had a new bottle of olive oil and I went out and got a bunch of lemons and a bottle of apple cider vinegar the good kind. I been taking this and the pain is almost gone.
I saw where Chanca Piedra is also good, so I ordered some and got it today, which is Tuesday, and they are 500 mg. capsules. I took my first one today. I also read here alfalfa is good and I already had that, but I will start taking two of them every few hours. I am also drinking a lot of distilled water. With the apple cider vinegar and the lemon juice I put two ounces of each in around a quart of water and try to drink it all before noon. I take one tablespoon full of olive oil a day. I will get limes next time seeing my lemons are just about gone. Well I might get some of both.
Anyhow I want to thank you all for your advise about how to get rid of kidney stones. Seems to be working. My pain is almost all gone. Just a little when I bend a certain way and I am sure that will leave too if I keep this up. Nothing at all like the severe pain I had when I went to the hospital. Thank you all so much!!!!!!! This is a great website. I am so grateful for all your post here and thanks again to all of you. nora"