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
- Kidney Cleanse Needed First
- Kidney Stone Causes
- 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
- 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
03/26/2013: Darlam68 from Rancho Mirage, Ca: "oh I feel the same way about the doctors of today, wow this is a really awesome site, and I have a question though about the intake of these ingredients, is there a certain amount to take ? well, I'm going to still get on..."
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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 day’s time.
08/04/2011: Elise from Clover, Sc: "First let me start by saying I have a 29mm stone blocking my right ureter... I have been reading all of your comments and I am hoping and praying that this will work for one so large. I will keep you all posted... So far I am on my 4th dose(2oz)of ACV and I am doing this every 2 hours(timer set). I am scheduled for lithotripsy on Monday but plan on passing it before then! Please let me know if anyone has ever passed one so large with this method or should I be doing something else... Willing to try anything at this point. Thanks"Replies
08/06/2011: Bob F. from Deming, Nm. replies: "My nephew (37) just had lithotripsy to pulverize a 6cm stone, worked well and he was back to work the next day. I haven't heard of home remedies for stones of this size. Good luck to you."
[YEA] 08/09/2011: Megahertz from Chennai, India replies: "I had a 9mm stone in my ureter and it was stuck for almost 19 days and was not showing any sign of movement and was supposed to undergo lithotripsy.
I read posts on this site on 4th august, and started ACV and Lemon juice with olive oil for 04 days(twice a day). Yesterday I went for the ultrasound and there was no sign of both the stones (amother 8mm one in the kidney). It surely did work for me.
Another additonal thing I did was gulp a two litre pepsi bottle in case I had phosphate stone.
Hope it works for other as well."
09/25/2011: Saleem from Mumbai, Maharashtra replies: "I got 10 mm stone which is at the moment in the 3rd part of lower ureter just above the bladder and for last 2 days giving me good problems while urinating, doc is saying I should go for lithotripsy which I got done 3 yrs back also n don't want to go for it again. PLEASE HELP! IS IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK IT AT THIS STAGE, PLS HELP ME URGENTLY. Thanks"
01/12/2012: Wiscogirl from Hood River, Oregon, Usa replies: "Adjusting your urinary pH to be more alkaline (higher pH), which is what ACV does, to about 6.5 can reduce the size of a stone up to 10mm over a month. You can check your urine pH with test strips to make sure your in this range. Too high, 7.0 or more may increase the chance of calcium based stone forming. So probably won't shrink a 23mm stone that fast, Good luck!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/23/2011: Judy from San Diego, Ca: "I just tried taking two ounces of ACV for my kidney stone but promptly threw it up. Is there any advice for keeping it down?"Replies
07/21/2011: Rod from Roanoke, Va replies: "Thanks to everyone who posted their results from using Apple Cider Vinegar to help dissolved their kidney stones. Supposedly I only have one, but after two days of using the vinegar I've had three white crystals appear in my strainer so far. Very small though, but you can feel them. I'm assuming that the one stone is breaking apart now? The strange this is, for me, I hurt in my back in the right kidney area for about a half hour after drinkng the vinegar. Everyone else stated that the pain immediately stopped. I hope I'm not doing wrong by continuing. I'm going to try to save the crystals but they're so darned small. But thanks again for posting about the vinegar.
Oh, one more thing. Why is it that one day you're cramping badly in your left abdomen and the next day in your right kidney? Can a stone in one kidney cause pain in the opposite kidney and surrounding area?"
07/29/2011: Ashlee from Youngstown, Ohio replies: "I started getting kidney stones on July 3rd and have been getting them almost weekly since. I hate drinking water and am the biggest fan of coffee, I have completely removed all dark soda and coffee from my diet and its not working, I have tried the apple cider vinegar along with taking b6 tablets (you must chew them or they are pointless) It is much easier to drink ACV if it is cold and chased with water. Another think is my urologist told me to drink lemonade. I was beginning to get sick of it so I tried tomato juice out for a few days and that seemed to help. I am praying that I do not get another one in the meantime."
07/30/2011: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "On 07/29/2011: Ashlee from Youngstown, Ohio wrote: "I started getting kidney stones on July 3rd and have been getting them almost weekly since. I hate drinking water and am the biggest fan of coffee, I have completely removed all dark soda and coffee from my diet and its not working, I have tried the apple cider vinegar along with taking b6 tablets (you must chew them or they are pointless) It is much easier to drink ACV if it is cold and chased with water. Another think is my urologist told me to drink lemonade. I was beginning to get sick of it so I tried tomato juice out for a few days and that seemed to help. I am praying that I do not get another one in the meantime."
Ashlee, If you want to avoid the pain of passing any more kidney stones you already have in your body, drink pure apple juice. Buy unsweetened pure apple juice and drink about 4 cups a day for at least a week. This will start to disolve the stones and they will become small enough to pass without pain. By the way, the tomato juice is good for your liver. Daily ACV or fresh squeezed lemon juice in water is a good prevention of larger (painful) stones."
03/26/2012: Charles from Aurora, Il replies: "Dilute the ACV with warm water and a bit of honey."
06/01/2012: Craig from Dalton, Ga Usa replies: "I take a shot of _____s ACV w/ the mother every morning, it burns so I chase it w/ a shot of diet Mt Dew. The rest of day I ONLY drink water.
If your pain is intense, you will vomit regardless of what you're drinking. When the pain subsides try to push the fluids so you won't be admitted for dehydration & need a saline drip.
Hope this helps."
08/19/2012: Kerry From The Desert from Desert Southwest Usa, Ca replies: "I was diagnosed with many small kidney stones about a year ago. I have been peeing blood about every six weeks since then. I am having my 1st debilitating episode now and am waiting for my third ct scan of the year. Kidney stones and gallbladder disease are family traits. I am going to try the olive oil and lemon juice and get back on my daily dose of a shot of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) to a cup of grape juice. It is much easier to drink mixed with grape juice. I stopped doing ACV when my bottled turned cloudy and the mother grew really big. I was not sure if it was still safe. Any ACV experts out there who can tell me about the organic ACV and its "mother"?"
08/20/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Kerry, I can't say I'm an ACV "expert" but can tell you about the apple cider vinegar and "the mother". First of all, your ACV is perfectly safe. The mother is equivalent to the SCOBY you see in kombucha. This is all due to the fermentation process. It is what makes the apple cider vinegar so beneficial. The "mother" is made up of living nutrients and beneficial bacteria. Hope this info helps, Lisa"
[YEA] 02/01/2011: Megan from Belfast, Northern Ireland: "I have suffered with kidney stones for several years. I had a constant dull pain in my back, and passing the stones was terrible. I was diagnosed by our doctor, but was unable to go into surgery since I have 2 small children and no reliable babysitters. Intercourse with my husband was constantly painful due to the stones, and it was embarrassing when I experienced pain from them in public.
My friend came to visit and suggested apple cider vinegar as it had cured her stones. I took 2 shot glasses of apple cider vinegar that night (without any water) but was skeptical. But within hours the dull pain in my back was completely gone!
In the morning, I took about 2 shots of ACV and I passed several large stones without any pain.
Occasionally now, my stones come back as I am prone to them, but 2 shots of apple cider vinegar does the trick everytime. Completely amazing!"
[YEA] 04/15/2011: Hadidx from Oakwood, Ga, Usa replies: "YEA!
About 2 years ago I suffered from kidney stones (most likely caused from dehydration due to my foolish lack of drinking water and bad diet! )which had me keeled over on my living room floor in a fetal position multiple times. I drove myself to the ER when it got to the point where I worried about my life! The doctor told me I had kidney stones, and would probably need laser surgery to break them up and "heal". After a $5K consultation, I was released with some antibiotics and pain killers to think it over.
After hours of extensive research (mainly from earthclinic!), I came across ACV treatments for the first time in my life (I'm now 36). I drank 4 oz. Shots of _____s ACV with 2-4 oz. Shots of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) every hour, and the next day (the day after I was in the ER), I urinated out the kidney stones as more of a dust rather than the massively painful stone. Felt on a scale of discomfort of 1-10, maybe a. 5. ACV and EVOO softened and dissolved the stones into powder within a day! 1 DAY! I never even took the pain killers.
After the first horrible tasting shot of ACV, the pain stopped! I can handle bad taste over fetal position pain any day. I haven't been to the doctor since, and I always keep 1 or 2 big bottles of _____s ACV on hand for nothing but medicinal purposes, as everyone should!
Thanks for your site, and please pass on the Kidney Stone story for those who could use it! Obviously diet, water, and PURE 100% Cranberry juice should be added to help restore the kidneys, and lots of water and a true/real healthy diet will keep any illness away, but thank God for ACV!
05/07/2011: Ladylisa from Gainesville, Ga replies: "Im on line looking up natural remedies for my husband and found it odd that you are here in Oakwood, GA as we are too, with a gainesville address. My husband has been taking ACV and olive oil and is now downing 4 oz of Fresh straight lemon juice. Don't drink the water!"
08/05/2011: Jan from Dacula, Ga replies: "Interesting....my daughter had them a couple of months ago while prgnant and I have one now... We both live in Dacula just down the road. Maybe it is the water."
09/30/2011: Rob from Cumming, Ga replies: "I live in Cumming GA, never had them before, but started getting them in July...creepy."
10/02/2011: Dana from Gay, Georgia, Usa replies: "Okay.... My poor husband is pacing the floor with kidney stones. Spent my birthday in the ER (9/1) with them and now more today! I just found your site and began reading all of your advice and questions and I must say the many cases from GA are beginning to creep me out! :}
I ask my dear hubby if he could get some ACV done-- personally, I'd have to be knocked out and administered while sleeping! I think he is just ready to get rid of the pain so he would be willing to drink an entire gallon."
10/16/2011: Bamjakxc from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I HAD to respond! I moved here from Chi 2 1/2 years ago and started battling kidney stones after being here less than a year. I'm a 26 y/o vegetarian and in shape, and I even use a water filter, why me?!!! They won't go away!
I've made ACV, lemon juice, olive oil and honey as part of my morning and nightly routine, and I drink water all day long (to the point of me having to "go" all the time). I need a specific recipe that I can stick to. And it may involve MOVING FROM GEORGIA!!
I wonder if the CDC knows about this??
**Signed-Aching in Atlanta"
11/10/2011: Greg from San Pedro, Rd replies: "The southeast has a greater instance of KS due to the high consumption of greens. Almonds, concord grape juice, cranberry juice are to be avoided when you have a KS problem. Spinach, collards and other like greens as well."
12/06/2011: Jason from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I have heard that Georgians have a very high risk of stones because of the predominance of iced tea. Another poster said that Arizona is the kidney stone capital of the world, so who knows, really.
I am a Georgian, have had kidney stones, and never drink tea, but have always drank a lot of soda.
Thanks for this site. I'm a skeptic by nature, but all the successes with ACV, Olive Oil and lemon juice are encouraging. Will be trying it!"
01/25/2012: Tammy from Valdosta, Ga replies: "I moved to Georgia in April and got my first kidney stone in Aug. Now it's Jan and I have another one..."
04/24/2012: Jim from Peachtrree City, Ga replies: "My daughter is 16 and has her first kidney stone. it is 5mm and wont seem to pass but it moving and her urine is partially blocked. Been 3 weeks now. Drinking lots of water with lemon. Going to try the lemon juice and olive oil mixture today. Hopefully it will pass soon.
She drank lots of tea and coke before. She wont be anymore. I'm confused what supplements she needs to take to prevent further stones. Seeing vitamin b-6. She takes a b-12pill daily for energy and was taking ginseng. Did this contribute to it do you think?"
01/21/2013: Ray from Castroville, Texas replies: "I am not sure who told you that cranberry juice is not good, all the oldtimers around here swear by it, and I have used it many times myself and it works for me."
[YEA] 09/14/2010: Candy from Houston, Tx: "I tried the olive oil and lemon juice and it did not help me at all either. My last episode was the stone passing -- felt like an ice pick in my crotch -- very, very painful. I swallowed about 5 gulps of ACV straight out of the bottle. About 10 minutes later zero pain!! My boyfriend was so relieved that I stopped jumping around yelling, and pounding my fists on the counter. It did make my stomach feel funny, but it was worth it. I swished a little water in my mouth for a few seconds after but that's it. Amazing!"Replies
10/27/2010: Shahla from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan replies: "Hello,
I am Shahla from Pakistan. I am suffering from Kidney stones since last three years. Few days back, I had gone through a Lithrotripsy session, but all in vain. I want to ask that ACV really works because my stones are big in size. I need your help in this regard. I will be highly obliged."
[YEA] 11/17/2010: Debbie from San Diego, Ca replies: "I have never been much of a home remedy person but I have had kidney stone issues since 1988. I have been on diuretics for the last 19 years. This last April, I found out I had a kidney stone that took up the entire inside of my left kidney. After 2 Percutaneous Lithotripsy's and a tube out my back for 5 weeks, I knew I had to do more. I looked on the Internet and found out that I should stay on a low oxalate diet. It's been 7 months and I started feeling that familiar pain in my side again. After 2 nights of feeling mildly uncomfortable, I was hit hard.
The following morning, a girlfriend was suggesting I take a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar. While I was in the ER she looked on this website and saw these testimonials. By the time, I got home from the ER, the Apple Cider Vinegar was on my kitchen counter. I took one shot of the Apple Cider Vinegar on Monday morning and Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon I had a CT scan. Tuesday evening my doctor wanted to schedule an emergency surgery but I'd had too much to eat or drink so we were going to have the surgery on Wednesday. Tuesday night I passed two very large stones. One was 11mm X 6mm and the other was 6mm X 6mm. All with NO PAIN! I was so excited! The Apple Cider Vinegar did the job. I'm home relaxing and not in surgery putting my body through more trauma! I'm still amazed!
P.S. My doctor called tonight to follow up and find out my remedy so he could pass it on to another patient!"
[YEA] 11/21/2010: Jules from Toronto, On Canada replies: "I have suffered with stones for 15 years. In Oct I found out that I had a large stone (15mm) stuck in the left ureter. I had ESWL done on the stone but then discovered thru an xray that the stone had not moved. I used the ACV treatment and within three hours, passed one large fragment. Within 15 hours of taking the vinegar I passed an additional 3 fragments. I tried the Lemon and Oil that very next day. Although it made me feel relaxed, I had not seen any fragments pass in my urine. I have tried the ACV treatment again today to see if any more fragments pass. I am becoming a believer that this remedy works and have plans to use this remedy once a month to prevent further stones from forming. That is key! "
05/12/2011: Naff from Barrow In Furness, Cumbria England replies: "could it damage you taking it once a month?"
01/12/2012: Sl from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "My mom drinks ACV with lemon juice, honey and warm water every morning to stay healthy. She's never had a kidney stone. I think it's pretty safe to drink once a month, especially since she drinks it every day."
[YEA] 09/04/2010: Cindy from Charleston, Sc: "Kidney Pain and Stones
I am on antibiotics for as well as trying cranberry and d-mannose with no results. My urine test was free of bacteria today at the doctor, but still I had pain so... I took 2oz of Apple cider and dipped my subway sandwich in it and within 1/2 hour the pain was gone... Thank you so much as I have been unable to find relief for 3 weeks."
[YEA] 08/09/2010: Troy from Fayetteville, N Carolina: "Pass a stone in less than 6 hours. In Mar 2010, I had a 2mm stone found by the doctor at Womack Army Med Center. 4 days of pain and fluids and still nothing. My wife the "health fanatic" found a site where about 173 people swore by Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. After 4 days of waking up in the middle of the night in pain to take more meds. The dis-believer gave in and poured a Quarter Cup (2 Oz. ) of refrigerated Raw Apple Cider Vinegar at about 0130 hrs in the morning. I woke at 0600 with almost no pain. So I went to the bathroom with my strainer and when I was done there was a colorless, roundish blob with a couple specks of brown in it. I rinsed it off and pressed a Q-Tip against it. It was soft, but still solid enough to stay together. I set it aside and later went to get it to show the doctor. It had dried and was much firmer. The doc took one look at it said it was my stone, but he said he didn't understand why it was soft and smooth. I explained my vinegar treatment and he too was skeptical as I was, but would look into it more. August of 2010 my left side kidney decided to to get my attention and dropped a stone at about 0930 in the morning. By 1000 I was taking about 800mg of Motrin to stop the pain. I was visiting my father and they had "distilled" apple cider vinegar. It wasn't raw so I took a half cup (4 oz)and downed it in two separate swigs. WARM, Distilled Apple Cider Vinegar is a little tougher to swallow. The pain was increasing so I laid down and feel to sleep just as the pain killers were taking effect. I woke up at 2:30 PM with nearly no pain. "Did it work again?". I went and peed through the strainer and there it was in many grains smaller than sand. Most were colorless, but there were some brown specks and a red one. Probably blood or something. After a hour or so I realized I had passed a stone from start to finish in less than 5 hours. I was now a 90% believer that the vinegar breaks the stone down. Three days later, my right kidney decided to give me an opportunity to believe. It hit me at 0530 in the morning. I couldn't believe my lousy luck. However, I was home now and I limped into the kitchen for Motrin and "refrigerated" raw apple cider vinegar. 800mg Motrin and about 3 oz of the vinegar. The pain was on my entire right side from my kidney to just above my bladder. I was worried it was my appendix and not a stone. I was awake for the next 2 or so hours and the pain sucked. The Motrin was just dulling it and not stopping it. So around 0830 or 0900 I laid down and was able to fall asleep. I woke at 1230 with a little soreness on my side and the urge to finally urinate. At the end, I was looking into the bottom of the strainer where there were "three" 1-2mm size, colorless, but firm blobs. They looked like dried silicon caulking, but covered in a clear slim. In addition, there were many little clear particles like tiny grains of sand. I guess either I had "3" stone or I had a big 5mm stone and it was broken up initially by the treatment four days earlier which made it small enough to pass. 3 stones also explained why the pain was in several areas on my side. So, now I am a 100% believer in the Raw Apple Cider Vinegar remedy, which my wife discovered and will never let me forget. In addition to constant reminder to drink more water. Not all stones are the same, but I have hypercalcimia (excess calcium in the blood) which most likely means my stones are made of calcium oxalate. So it may not act the same on other stone types, but vinegar dissolves and fizzes on limestone, in baking soda and other base type materials. Higher acid is required to breakdown stone in a preventative manner as I understand it. So it makes sense as to why it turns my stones to goo and/or breaks them into small sand like particles. Try it. The most you have to lose is the pain and burping vinegar breathe for a couple hours."Replies
03/21/2011: Eddie from Charlotte, North Carolina replies: "I wanted to ask about how long it took for the ACV to work on your stone. I have a 7mm in my right ureter and have been taking straight ACV since last Thursday. It's still there. Should I keep on it and give it more time? Thanks, Eddie from Charlotte, NC"
03/30/2011: Kidney Quarry from Chicago, Il replies: "wanted to know if you passed your stone due to acv?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 02/15/2010: Suze from Ann Arbor, Mi: "I recently found out the pains I have been having on my right side is kidney stone. It's distracting but manageable so far. My dr suspected one was forming from an ultrasound image I had done for gall stones 6 months ago. They told me of no preventative treatment at all and I didn't know to ask how to change my diet, etc. Hindsight...
So, 6 months later I have a kidney stone that has developed. I just found this website and drank 2T of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with warm water and my pain has disappeared within minutes of drinking it. When I have 2 days I can stay at home, I will try the olive oil/lemon juice, but in the mean time I will continue to drink the ACV. I'll post results of 2 days of drinking the ACV."
[YEA] 02/12/2010: Nathan from Sacramento, Ca: "I started passing the umpteenth kidney stone just before Christmas 2009. Pain would vary as it typically does for me. Some days were really painful, and some days less.
After more than a month though of being in a state of constant discomfort and lacking medical insurance, I turned to the internet for home remedies. It was that or go crazy from constant physical (and mental/emotional) discomfort. I tried ACV and to my pleasant surprise noticed an almost immediate decrease in discomfort (after about 30 mins). I started the ACV and water treatment on Tuesday Feb 9, drinking about 4 tablespoons of ACV mixed with water in a coffee mug (filled to the brim with water). I did that once a day, and then on Feb 11 I did it twice because I noticed some more discomfort. I just passed the stone, which is about 5mm.
During this time, I also drank a mixture of water and lemon juice from squeezed lemons. (2 whole lemons squeezed into a large glass of water about twice a day).
A warning though...ACV is terribly nasty stuff on your tongue, really bitter. Be ready for it!"
12/13/2012: Lloyd from Charlotte, Nc replies: "Success in passing stones three times; two in left kidney and one on right. Use one half lemon juiced into one glass of purified water. Ten glasses a day, so a total of the juice of five lemons per day. Do this each day for two weeks. My stones were gone in only three or four days so I have never had to go even a full week on the program. This method is also a preventative. If ACV doesn't work try this. Also make sure to brush teeth after drinking liquid as it will wear away enamel if you do not remove the citric acid."
11/22/2009: Patricia@4fast.net from Yreka, California: "I have been told I have calcium oxilate stones.Will apple cider vinegar disolve the stones and how long will it take to disolve them? How much aple cider vinegar should I consume each time and how often should I do this so as to see the results? I'm in pain!!!"
[YEA] 09/29/2009: Kristina from Herrin, IL: "I was hurting for 2 weeks with a stone stuck in my lower left side.i have had them before and was determined to not go to that hospital again. I was reading about the man that took a couple oz. apple cider vinegar in a full glass luke warm water and in ten minutes he was better. So i knew it worked on gall stones and wouldnt hurt me, I did it and in 15 min.the pain let up i took a very restful nap woke up in a couple hours and cooked supper. Now i am a little sore when i walk but i bet by tommorrow i will be able to go to the store again.the vinegar relaxes your uranary tract and helps relese that stone,if you take it three times a week it will desolve all your stones, I am told..YEA! DO IT you will be happier."
[YEA] 10/26/2008: Krishna from Bloomington, IL: "Apple Cider Vinegar did the trick! I have problems of stone with severe pain, on my left lower side abodmen from 23rd Oct 2008 evening onwards.. wend to the local hospital Emergency Room they prescribed some pain killer like Ibuprofen and also Vicodin... but it aggrevated my Nausea, and there was severe constipation not able to pass the stools.. I found this site.. Yesterday I bought one Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. yesterday evening around 8:00 I have taken 2 ounce of Apple cider Vinegar and 2 ounce of luke warm water... I had lot of omitting after that and a sever pain again.. I took Lemon Juice and Extra virgin Olive Oil both 2 ounces in the night but by morning my pain stopped. again int he morning I took 3 ounces of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & equal water... by evening 3:30 pm my 3mm stone came out through the Urine. I was so happy to relieve the pain.. Doctor said he is taking the stone to evaluate and give a diet plan to avoid future stone precipitation in Kidney.. THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE WAS VERY VERY USEFUL AND IMMEDIATE CURE MAY GOD BLESS"Replies
[YEA] 09/17/2009: Celtdragn from Stratford, On replies: "had major pains that continued to build up over the last 2 weeks tried the oil and lemon right before bed...and yes very awful going down!! But by next day most of the pain was gone. So followed it up with the applecider and water with some honey to make it drinkable...again not very good going down...but feeling like a new person today!! Thank you so much!!"
[YEA] 07/18/2008: David from Grapeland, Texas: "After two weeks of using calimine lotion for a severe posion ivy rash and found little to no releif, I used acv on the same rash that I had on my arms. I was reluctant thinking that it would burn but I was so desperate that I tried a topical application and I got almost instant releif from the itching. With continuous applications several times a day the rash dryed and healed. there wasn't any burning and I found it very soothing. I read somewhere that the Isralites practically lived off of vineger and garlic while in Egypt and where very healthy. David, East Texas
P.S. I just remembered that I also used acv for dissolving calcification of kidney stones. Suffering two weeks with birthing pains in my back from kidney stones I finally went to the doctor where after x-rays he determined that I did indeed have several small BB sized kidney stones. Of course he wanted to schedule me for surgery go up in me to retreive these stones in a basket type apporatise and $1500.00 later I would be ok. I told my mother and she said she removed hard water deposits from her coffee pot with vinegar. so I took a couple of table spoons of vinegar and within 30 min. to an hour the stones passed."Replies
[YEA] 08/16/2009: Dan Pearson from New York, N.y. replies: "I read your response, as I was desperate!!!! Over two thousand dollars later. I went to the store and bought a big bottle of apple cider vinegar, thirty minutes later no pain or discomfort... You would think that the doctors would tell you. Wow and thank you. No More Morphine or Percocet. Amazing!
[YEA] 02/03/2008: Peggy from Hanover, Pa: "I probably have more stones than anyone I have heard of. I produce them almost at the speed of light. I watch my diet, filter my water, ect. Nothing seems to work. I recently started drinking organic apple cider vinegar with water three times a day. Use two tablespoons of vinegar to equal amounts of water. You can add honey if it helps. I noticed the color was different when I passed it. I get about one a week. The pain is just awful. I hope this helps."Replies
05/16/2008: Allan from Hki, FI replies: "A good vegetarian diet that includes nutrients with low protein is also a great way to prevent and dissolve kidney stones."
05/31/2009: Joshua from Oakwood, GA replies: "Also, a good diet of meat and veggies in moderation and little to no fried foods and junk is a great way to live too! But keep up with the ACV!"
[YEA] 08/03/2010: Donna from Miami, Fl replies: "I have had them as frequently also and the doctors did a 24 hour urine sample on me discovering my calcium kidney stones were due to lack of Potassium (which Apple Cider Vinegar naturally has!! ). No matter how much calcium I ate, due to the lack of potassium my body wasn't absorbing it. I am now taking 2 teaspoons full of ACV in 8oz of water 3x a day and not only do I not have kidney stones, but I get less premenstrual cramps, my face has cleared up, I have more energy and I just feel better all around :)"
03/22/2011: Kfort from Livonia, Mi replies: "If you have a reoccuring problem with kidney stones have your parathyroid hormone levels checked. My doctor just told me that my kidney stones may be a result of a benign parathyroid gland. The parathyroid controls the amount of calcium in the blood and when it malfunctions it strips calcium from the bones and dumps it into the bloodstream where it can collect in the kidneys, heart, gall bladder, etc. There is a whole list of symptoms and information about this disease at www.parathyroid.com/parathyroid-disease.htm
A simple blood test can determine if you have this and a simple surgery to remove the gland can give you your health back. If your doctor doesn't know about this get another doctor. I'm getting my blood tested next week."
07/31/2011: John from Columbus, Oh replies: "I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism a few years back. Apparantly one of my four parathyroid glands has been enlarged since I was a teenager (or earlier). The overactive gland instructed my body to pull excess calcium from my bones and put it into my blood stream, thus forming dozen calcium stones into both of my kidneys. At age 38, the doctor finally diagnosed it after years of passing stones. They removed the gland and my calcium levels are normal again; however, I have been passing the calcium stones ever since. My doctor said all the stones are 5mm or less, so they are passable. He said anything over 5mm is not typically passable.
I'm anxious to try one of these remedies, but I'm confused if ACV is the right remedy for calcium stones. I'll keep reading."
01/15/2012: Ms from Livonia, Mi replies: "To Kfort of Livonia, MI - Did you have your blood test done? What is the result? Did you have your surgery? We need recommendations of doctor? Will appreciate a reply. Thanks!"
[YEA] 01/30/2007: Michelle from Kanab, Utah: "I had a kidney stone and was having a hard time passing it.I started taking apple vinegar cider in red raspberry tea after the second cup almost all my pain was gone. It also helps clear up bladder infections. Thanks"Replies
[YEA] 05/05/2009: David Hay from Lititz, PA replies: "After having surgery 15 years ago for a kidney stone, I was hit with one again yesterday and had almost forgotten the pain that comes with it. After a trip to the hospital to confirm it, I was sent home with a screen funnel and some pain pills. They didn't work, but I remembered using apple cider vinegar the last time. So I took an 8 OZ cup and put two ounces of apple cider vinegar and 5 ounces of cold water. Stirred and chugged it down. The pain stopped within ten minutes and I passed the stone pain free within two hours. I was on the road eleven hours today totally pain free!"