Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- Kidney Cleanse Needed First
- Kidney Stone Causes
- Kidney Stone Remedies
- 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
- 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
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.
[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!"Replies
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."Replies
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 4.am, 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?"
02/17/2009: Tina from Richmond, IL: "Oil and Lemon Juice: I can absolutely say this by far has support from me. #1 this is oil based. Oil does not enter the kidneys it gets filtered by your liver. Ever here of someone having a fatty liver. It is because of this. #2 the only place oil is going after the liver is to the colon for excretion. Thus the reason why all of the people has stomach aches, loose stools or diarrhea. I am a physician and prefer for everyone to ask a qualified MD before proceeding with this. I recently had a patient try this....she not only ended up with kidney stones but also gallstones. The gallbladder is attached to the liver. The gallbladder stores bile, which is released when food containing fat enters the digestive tract, stimulating the secretion of cholecystokinin (CCK). The bile, produced in the liver, emulsifies fats and neutralizes acids in partly digested food. High fat intake results in gallstones. She ended up with a kidney stone removal, a urethral stent and the following week a gallbladder removal."
EC: Your first sentence supports the treatment, though the rest of your post does not. Did you mean to say "has support from me"?
02/17/2009: John from Santa Monica, California, USA replies: "I have seen posts like this on other alternative health sites and they always make me suspicious. It's the same line of attack over and over again...The gist of their strategy is: I am a doctor and I had a patient who tried this remedy (or supplement) and it made them much worse. Then they list all the terrible additional medical problems the remedy caused. Whenever a doctor writes, it's never a direct testimonial.
02/17/2009: S. from Los Angeles, CA replies: "glad you were not my MD!!!! poor girl"
[YEA] 03/04/2009: Bruce from Las Cruces, NM replies: "Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones: I tried this after getting a mammoth pain in the right side of my lower back (felt like someone stabbed me) and it seemed to help. I also added a little cranberry juice as a UTI preventive.
Regarding the comment about the liver "filtering" oil, that is total nonsense; the liver help process and break down fats not "filter" them. Furthermore, while the liver does remove poisons and toxins from the both it does it through the blood system (other than the gallbladder there is no direct connection to the digestive tract) which mean that the only place the liver to send the waste products is through the kidneys!"
03/05/2009: Kate from New York City, New York replies: "This is for "Tina fr Richmond IL"(17FEB2009) : Posing as an MD, even if you are a PhD, is frowned upon by the laws of Our country [USA]. Fatty Liver CANNOT be precipitated by a SINGLE anecdotal incidence- or even over several DAYS- of 6Tablespoons each of Olive Oil and Lemon Juice. Nor can Gallstones suddenly appear due to this remedy. For that matter, a Fatty Liver has NOTHING to do with the consumption of OILS. If that were so, the entire US population who trace their ancestry back to, and continue to eat like their MEDITERRANEAN ancestors, would be dropping like flies! PERHAPS YOU WORK IN A HOSPITAL AND OVERHEAR THINGS WHICH YOU THINK ARE RELATED BIOLOGICALLY. Perhaps you saw suffering and wanted to warn people about what YOU thought had happened.Your command of English improved remarkably when you began quoting an unidentified Reference,as to liver-functions,but your knowledge of nutritive interactions was abysmal. Time for a refresher-course, madame!"
02/20/2012: Old Curmudgeon from Anchorage, Alaska replies: "Sophia Loren has stated that she's been drinking half a cup of olive oil every day, for most of her life.
--Nothing wrong with HER liver!!!"
[YEA] 02/17/2009: NIQ from Jerusalem, Palestine: "Olive oil + lemon juice remedy for kidney stones: I have had kidney stones for more than twenty years now. I had my share of going to ERs, taking medication, having all kinds of procedures (invasive and none invasive) done to relieve the terrible pain. I had one kidney stop working at one point because of a large 8mm stone. To make the long story short, I came across the olive oil and lemon juice mix by accident before finding this website when my little son's doctor told me to mix a tea spoon of lemon juice + tea spoon olive oil + tea spoon honey and give it to my son each morning to enhance his immune system (my son is almost 3 years old by the way). It seemed to work fine for my son so I started taking the same stuff, but with larger amounts. I used to get about one kidney stone every year or two, but after starting to drink the olive oil lemon juice mix, I had two stones in one month come down from my kidney to my ureter. I guess the mix helps clean the kidneys as well. Anyways, the first stone was relatively small (2-3mm) and I took the mix before I went to bed and at 4am in the morning it poped out. The next stone was 5mm and not as easy to get out. The Dr. at the ER said it may not come out on its own. I had to try the mix several times (8-10) before it finally worked. My advice to those trying this mix is:
1. Have patience. Dont give up if it does not work the first time you try the mix. Even if it does not come out, it will be moving and you will suffer less pain.
2. When you take the mix (about 2oz lemon juice + 2 oz olive oil), take it at night right before you go to bed and dont drink or eat anything after you take it. Let it sit in your stomach for the night. I found that I get better results that way.
3. The reason I know it works is that for the first time, I had the 5mm stone break into three pieces (two small ones and one big one) and all three poped out on the same day. Before the lemon+ olive mix, the stones never broke up to pieces.
Anyways, I usually dont get involved in commenting on sites, but in this case Im hoping that this may help some poor soul out their suffering from this horrible pain. Best of luck to all and if it does not work the first time try, try, and try again."
02/13/2009: Irma from Cleveland, OH: "I started the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil about 3 days ago. My surgery was on Jan. 15 and nothing happened. The second one is scheduled for Feb. 19. I have had the stent since Jan. 15 and that thing hurts; therefore, I can't tell if I am passing any stones or not. I only see blood. What do these things look like? White? Black? etc. I am sure the stent is helping them pass. Yes, the pain in worse at night and I use a heating pad to my back. Any feedback is welcomed here or email. Thanks. I have only one kidney."Replies
02/15/2009: Denise from Moline, IL, USA replies: "Reply to Irma...I had the surgery and stent on Jan. 18th for a 'huge' stone in my right kidney. Also had a 'big' one in the left but they would only do one at a time. They gave me a strainer to catch all urine until I 'caught' something. I finall had a few tiny flecks of red/brown micro sand. The only reason I could see them was because of the color.The stent was removed 9 days later...what a relief. I had no idea that I had kidney stones...I started getting sick on Christmas Eve. I thought I was constipated...I waited a long time for that 'gentle overnight relief'! Finally on Jan. 16th (Sat.) I ended up in the ER...retching and passing out from the pain. After being 'stabilized' (their words, not mine!)I went home to wait for my Monday am appt. Today is Feb. 15th and I have been sick with the left one since 12/24 too. My girlfriend called me this morning with the olive oil lemon juice remedy...she woke up with kidney pain...and knew exactly what the problem was...(this was not her first stone). She got online and started surfing...found this site and took it immediately. I just took it...5 minutes ago, so can't give you either of our results yet. It seems like a month is a long time for a stent to be in place and since many others have had success with this it might be worth trying. I think it is also a good idea to pass along to family members what having a kidney stone feels like since some kinds tend to run in families. Four of my five siblings have had them. Good Luck"
[YEA] 02/03/2009: Chris from Long Island, New York: "2oz. OLIVE OIL AND 2oz. LEMON JUICE REALLY WORKS!
It was nearly two years ago when I checked into the Emergency Room at 3:00am in excruciating pain. Unbeknownst to me, I was having my first encounter with a dreaded kidney stone and could only equate the pain to child birth. I had it pretty bad, bloody urine samples,sweating, and uncontollable vomiting, only to find out that the stone was impacted at the top of my bladder and would require surgery to remove it. After the doctor removed the stone a stent was inserted. Thank Heaven I was sedated for this.
A week later the doctor removed the stent in his office (no sedation)
BIG OUCH!! I nearly passed out from the pain. The doctor was very vague on what my diet should consist of. He just wanted to see me in 2weeks for aurine sample, then 3 months for a urine sample, then 6 months for a urine sample, yet he still didn't have any specifics. I started to feel like just a payday to him. Well, I swore I would do ANYTHING to prevent this from ever happening again, and if you ever had a stone, please understand you will be more prone to them than a person who has never had one.
Approximately one year later I recognized that all too familiar pain in my back. Without hesitation, I consumed the Olive Oil/Lemon Juice mixture and by the next morning I had noticeable gravel in my urine and best of all NO PAIN! Now I always keep fresh lemons on hand just in case and I'm left wondering what my outcome would have been two years ago had I known about this awesome remedy. Wishing you all Best of Health."