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Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil - 2 Oz
  • Fresh Lemon Juice - 2 Oz
  • Large Glass of Water (or 2)

This is an extremely popular remedy for kidney stones! Mix together two ounces each of freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil. Drink this (not nearly as bad as you think) and follow it up with plenty of water. You can repeat this 2-3 times a day until the stones pass, which often happens within 1-3 days.

04/29/2009: MJK from Grand Rapids, MI: "I was just told that I have 6 stones in my right kidney and 7 in my left. Some I possible could pass no problem so the doctor say but I have one extra large one in each kidney. I am looking for something thing that will help me dissolve them verses help me pass them. I have no pain at this time. I am afraid if I use some of the ideas on the website that they will start to move. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear."

04/30/2009: Rick from Montreal, Quebec, Canada replies: "Kidney Stones. You might want to consider an Edgar Cayce based remedy. Grind about 1 tablespoon of fresh organic celery seeds, (if you can't get organic you can use regular supermarket seeds) in a coffee grinder...just a few short blasts to, preferably, not creat heat. Steep this in 16 oz of water. You could try this Celery Seed tea once a day. It might help."

[YEA]  04/18/2009: Michael from Fountain, CO: "The virgin oil and lemon mix worked for me, thanks!"

[YEA]  04/12/2009: Mary from San Jose, CA: "Big Yay, here :)

On 4/8/09 my husband began experiencing pain on his left side, the whole family had colds,so I didn't pay much attention to him. It was severe on 4/9/09 and I told him to go to the Doctor's, but like many men would not. On 4/10/09 he was convinced he was dying, but still refused to go to the doctor...thankfully I was feeling better and started an internet search. After having him describe the pain and asking him questions, I felt pretty confident it was kidney stones. I had to practically force the mixture (2 oz of lemon juice and 2 oz EVOO, mixed in some lemonade) down him. He took the mixture at 6:00 PM, I had him drink 2 big glasses of water, 1 glass of apple juice and 1 glass of cranberry juice,by 9:00 PM he was feeling significant relief, I gave him 2 oz of lemon juice in another glass of lemonade and he went to sleep. When he woke the next morning, 4/11/09, he was not back to 100%, but he was much improved. I gave him one more 2 oz lemon juice and 2 oz EVOO, by 10:00 he was laughing and joking. He sent me on my way to go do some errands...I came home to a sparkling clean house (he never cleans)! He said, he just felt so amazing and renewed he started cleaning and kept going. During the day he continued to drink water, apple juice and cranberry juice. Today, 4/12/09, he did one more juive/EVOO to be sure, but says he feels back to normal.

He never saw a stone pass, but did say yesterday he could feel it moving, so not sure if still needs to pass or it just dissolved, but you have 2 more strong believers here...thanks so much for this site :)"

[YEA]  04/06/2009: Rachel from Terre Haute, Indiana: "I tried the highly recommended lemon juice and olive oil concoction for my calcium oxilate stones and it worked like a charm. I am 30 and have dealt with stones since the age of 17.A few days ago, I got that all too familiar feeling in my lower back and I knew what was coming. At midnight that night I mixed 2 ounces of each and guzzled it. About 30 minutes later I felt sick to my stomach and went to bed. The next day I had no more back pain (or nausea) and passed my stone with NO pain! As a matter of fact, I wouldn't have even known it came out if I hadn't seen it in the toilet. This worked wonders for me and I hope it helps other kidney stone victims as well. Good luck to all!"

[YEA]  04/05/2009: Terry from Cuba, NM: "I have had many painful kidney stone episodes. Now I have one in my right kidney that is 15mm by 25 mm by who knows how deep, four 3-4 mm in my left. I'm scheduled for surgery on May 13th, guess they gave me so long so I could try this remedy! I just took my lemons, 3 fresh squeezed and two Tablespoons olive oil. Wish me luck!"

08/22/2009: Chili from Cadillac, Mi, 49601 replies: "To the person who had a 25mm stone in May and was going to try olive oil and lemon juice... did it work????????

I thought mine were big! I have one 8x11mm and one 7mm and several that are 3mm to 5mm. I am wondering if ones that size can possibly be dissolved? I am scheduled for lithotripsey in 6 days, and I'd love to NOT have it, and instead take care of the stones naturally.

Does anyone have any experience with stones that big being dissolved or passed naturally??? Thank you!"

[YEA]  03/28/2009: Peter from Victoria, BC, Canada: "Olive oil and lemon juice cured my kidney stone. I have had five stones before and last one was over two years ago. Have been getting ultrasounds every six months and in December one reported a 6mm stone at the exit of the right kidney. Urologist said it was not in a good position to do EWSL at that size and suggested surgery. I said maybe it will pass - he didn't think so - or maybe it will get big enough to do EWSL. I suggested a CT scan to get a more accurate picture in a couple of months, which he agreed to. For the next two months I did the 2oz olive oil + 2oz lemon juice a couple of times a week. Never had any pain, never had any blood in urine, so assumed the stone was still there. CT scan in February - stone was gone. Urologist was very surprised. I use a small electric stirrer to blend the olive oil and lemon juice together, helps with the taste."

[YEA]  03/19/2009: Rob from Greenville, SC: "My gf had stones. She was in lots of pain and the dr prescribed loritabs 10. They had discussed surgery. We found your site and decided to try it. We used 2 oz olive oil and 2 oz of lemon juice. She wasn't happy about the taste, but was in so much pain, she drank it. After 1 'cocktail', she said she felt something moving. She passed a stone estimated 2 mm about 5 hours later. We continued this for a total of 3 cocktails and finally passed the last stone slightly larger than the last, approx 3 mm. We don't have scientific proof this works, but she recommends this to her friends and family now. We believe in this and hope others research alternatives to pain and surgery."

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  03/16/2009: Bill from Staten Island, NY: "Lemon Juice & Olive Oil Remedy- I had read some weeks ago about this remedy. I was searching because I had verified the fact( w/ CT scan) that I had FIVE stones in my right kidney all about 3mm in size. This is my fourth episode with stones over about 15 years, two years ago having a stone about 1/2 inch. It required laser Litroscopy treatment and follow-up. I liked what I had read on this site and decided to give it a try. Over the course of eight days (taking 2oz.oil & 2oz.lemon juice) once each day, I am convinced I had passed at least one and maybe two stones. ( just going by the complete abscence of pain). After what I believe was a positive result, I am trying again to remove the remaining stones if possible. With that, I had taken a "cocktail" yesterday, and late in the afternoon at work I started having significant pain in the typical back area, radiating around front and low into the abdomen. I started taking a volume of water until I could get home for more oil and lemon juice. Here I sit and hope that I will pass this stone sometime between now and tomorrow. The pain associated with these stones has been something I would call "manageable". They are only 3mm size, and I am assuming the oil and juice might be reducing them thus cutting the pain quite a bit. I can remember the pain, nausea and dizziness associated with these things in the past. I am wondering though what the effect of ingesting all this oil and lemon juice might do? I'd be interested in anyone having an opinion on that! Thanks and good luck."

[YEA]  03/10/2009: Ginger from Niles, IL: "I was scheduled for a lithotripsy so I figured I would try the lemon juice and olive oil treatment. I did this a few days sometimes only once a day. The day of my procedure they only spotted 2 very tiny stones on the opposite side. The one I had (4mm) on the left side did not show up. So I believe that one dissolved."

03/11/2009: Nicole from Geneva, Switzerland replies: "Try boiling two bunches of Parsley in a litre of water and have it as a tea or just cold during the day. It breaks down kidney stones, my grandmother was to go for surgery to get hers removed and she got rid of them with parsley within a week! Good luck"

[YEA]  03/08/2009: Stan from Adelaide, South Australia: "I am a person who was desperate as well, I had to have a week off work, when the attack came on. I was at home and quickly drove to the E.R just in time, with my wife, there I Vomited in the restroom right next to the waiting room. After hearing this for nearly 5 minutes, the Admin staff realized that it was serious and admitted me to intensive care. I was there for a whole day, on a Morphine drip and injections. After the pain had finally gone they told me to return for another scan.(I had the thing for nearly five days and its one of the most painful experiences Ive ever had,) In that time it returned nearly every night at, until I took some medication for it. It was recorded by Ultrasound as an 8mm calculus calcium based stone, stuck in the left kidney. They told me this will eventually lead to a urologist to contact me and make an appointment to work out an operating procedure. To cut a long story short, I had very little time to do something, quickly, in desperation I scurried through the web like there was no tomorrow, and I found the money grabbers etc, but then came upon your site, the words lemon etc suddenly appeared in front of me. After reading the testimonials, I thought why not give it a go, nothing could be worse than this even if spewing a few hours, I didn't care.

I didn't have lemons, so I made some, using citric acid, put about quarter teaspoon in a small glass, with warm to hot water when nearly full, (holds about half can of coke) then for taste put about a tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar and honey, its easy to get from most supermarkets or health places.

I also decided to include the olive oil, first only a spoon full to see if I was ready to vomit, but nothing so I drank more, then sipped on the tonic I had made.

Then just sat in front of the internet reading the testimonials from this site, and beginning to feel good from what I was reading and the thngs people were saying, in fact I found the time going quickly, I was also in the most excruciating pain while doing this, because the medication I was using wasn't working now.

After the first hour of drinking this concoction I had no appetite at all, I think I had near ten to 15 glasses, taking small sips very slowly letting it digest in the stomach.

four hours later I was still feeling the sharp pains associated with this demon. I was disappointed because nothing had happened and still feeling that wretched pain.

But amazingly after this my urine changed color from a dark yellow to almost white clear, so in all I went to the rest room about two dozen times, this went on for nearly half the day till night fall, finally after checking again in a container I found some little tiny dots at the bottom like white bits, I thought, the thing is finally gone, and within an hour or so the pain did leave as well, maybe after such a battering the kidney was just trying to heal itself, there was no stone but some cloudy residue.

If anyone has a similar type experience, they would be crazy to have it operated on. And not try a home remedy first.

I'm still waiting for the appointment,from the Hospital, so they can tell me its gone.

CHEERS to a useful site, I am definitely a Believer Now"

EC: Thank you for your feedback, Stan! Just to clarify -- did you use citric acid in place of lemons?

03/09/2009: Stan from Adelaide, S,A replies: "In reply to your question, (yes I used citric acid instead of lemons), because driving to a supermarket in this condition would have been very dangerous, might have crashed or passed out. However I was lucky enough to have a small 500ml bottle of Apple cider Vinegar and Honey bought about three weeks ago.

Still pain free and Stone free..... Many thanks"

EC: Thank you for clarifying!

[YEA]  03/08/2009: Julia from Pittsburgh, PA: "I have had kidney stones about 5 times. They are horrible and I was hospitalized for them the first time I had them all they did was put me on pain killers. They worked to dull the pain but did not make them go away. I use the 2 ounces of olive oil and 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice mixed together and drink it down when I first feel them coming on. It worked, I have heard that the acidity in the lemon juice breaks the stones down and the olive oil helps them pass through your urethra easier. When you don't have health insurance you feel like you are helpless and will try any inexpensive remedy, and this worked for me. So give it a try you have nothing to lose but you kidney stones!"

[YEA]  03/08/2009: Bob from Vero Beach, FL: "Yesterday my husband started having severe pain that he recognized as a kidney stone. Having experienced them several times in the past (most recently 2 years ago) he knew what he was in for. The last time he suffered most of the day before I took him to the ER. They gave him a morphine drip which he thought relaxed him enough to pass the stone. One other time he was in such severe pain for so long (2 or 3 days) and he tensed so much that he colapsed a lung. Not wanting to see that happen again, I took him to the ER. We have just recently moved to this area and had never been to this ER before. After waiting in agony for 1 1/2 hours, without even seeing the triage nurse, he felt the pain lessen and thought maybe he had passed the stone. We decided to go home and see. A short time after returning home, the pain started coming back. I decided to go online and investigate anything I could find. This site seemed to indicate that a lot of people had benefited from olive oil and lemon juice and it seemed harmless enough to try. I didn't see how it could hurt him. About 10 PM I mixed 2 oz of lemon juice (bottled) and 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil for him and he gulped it down. I can't say it tasted pleasant, but he can tolerate about anything. He drank about a gallon of water too. The pain didn't get any worse, and we both went to bed.

In the morning he said he had urinated many times during the night and eventually the urine felt gritty and sandy. After that he felt much better. When he got up in the morning he felt GREAT! In fact he said he felt better than he had for a long time, so maybe the stone had been working on him for a while before the pain started. Of course we can't say with certainty that this remedy was the answer, but we can say that we will be trying it in the future, if it happens again. If so, we'll be sure to let everyone know. In any case, we are so greatful to the internet and to all of you who have taken the time to validate or dispute remedies you have tried. I don't know who in the heck ever thought up such a concoction, but we thank you so much!"

[YEA]  03/01/2009: Andrea from Springdale, Arkansas, USA: "Lemon and Olive Oil for Kidney Stone: I have been having back pain for months, and never knew what it was until I was diagnosed last Thursday when a CT scan revealed 3 kidney stones. Well, 2 of them were in my kidneys (both 3mm, and one in each kidney), and the other (5 mm) was in my bladder. Last night, I Googled natural remedies for the resolution of kidney stones, and came across the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil remedy. Honestly, I wasn't sure that something so simple would work, but I thought I'd give it a shot. So, last night at about 7pm, I mixed up the 2 ounces of extra-virgin olive oil, and 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be....drinking straight olive oil. I just drank it as fast as I could! I didn't notice any change last night, except for some nausea. I also didn't notice anything today, until this afternoon, at about 3pm, when my left kidney started to throb. This went on for about 10 minutes, and after it subsided, I had the urge to go to the bathroom. Lo and behold, out came the stone! I didn't feel the stone passing, but for those of you out there who have passed stones before, you know when it happens. Anyway, all of this to say, THANK YOU to the poster of this remedy. It really and truly does work. I'm going to tell my Doc about it tomorrow, when I deliver my stone in a plastic baggy to him for evaluation. :) I'm surprised this remedy isn't more widely known and recognized?"

02/20/2009: Francis from Los Angeles, CA, USA: "I had recurrent pain in my lower left back side since a year now, always in the morning, for about an hour, then it was more or less gone for the rest of the day, that went on for a while. I never suspected that it could have been a kidney stone, because the pain started in the front, like my psoas muscle but it is, a 2.5 centimeters one! or an agglomerate of stones, my urologist will tell me more tomorrow I hope.
I had a ultra sound yesterday showing that. I already passed a 2mm stone a few years ago on my right kidney so I am afraid of passing anything again ever....My question is, can someone tell me if the lemon juice and the olive oil will break that stone in fragments or help dissolve it. I am also afraid that if it breaks in fragments, i will have multiple Passing stone/pain/, does the olive oil help with the passing? does it act like a lubrificator of the uretre? Do I have the chance to pass all size of stones? that is what I am afraid of.....I want to do the right thing but i still don't know yet if its a solid stone or multiple ones....thanks for your insight."

[YEA]  02/18/2009: GD from Libertyville, IL: "Two Sundays ago I experienced tremendous lower back pain, thinking I pulled something. After suffering for two hours, I had my wife take me to Emergency. Once there, after only approx. 10 minutes in a bed and not yet being administered an IV, the pain went away. I was given a CAT scan where it was determined I had a 4mm stone halfway down the ureter on my lower left side. I left the hospital with two perscriptions - 600 mg Ibuprofen and Vicodin. I took these whenever I felt a flairup coming but it still took approx. 40 mins. for the pain to subside. I found this article, mixed up 3 ozs. of olive oil and 3 ozs. of lemon juice. I held my nose and chugged it this last Sat. afternoon. Sat nite was my last flairup. I have been totally pain free for 4 days now. I never felt the stone actually move or pass but wherever it is, I'm not in any pain. I just hope it passed - maybe it's hiding in my groin area or bladder? Regardless, this conconction, as nasty as it was, worked! I don't advise laying down after you swallow it like I did as it creeped back down my throat and left me with a nasty taste in my mouth. In hindsight, maybe only 2 ozs. of each would have been better?"



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