Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

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YEA (43)
NAY (5)

[YEA]  03/17/2008: Rod from Alberta, Canada: "You can count me as 100 percent YEA on the lemon juice - olive oil remedy for kidney stones. My story is this... exactly 8 months and 8 days ago (July 9/07), I woke up at 630am and went to the bathroom to urinate. I went back to bed and immediately the horrendous journey began. I got the most excruciating pain out-of-the-blue, in my lower right back, lower right abdomen and right into the right groin and testicle. Like a burning knife stabbing right through me. Had no idea what is was but it had me writhing on the floor in pain for the next 16 hours at least. Couldn't get relief in any position, not even on the bed, and that is how I ended up on the floor. That night I managed to get to sleep and woke the next day feeling much less pain. Went to the ER but couldn't get in within 5-6 hours so went home. During the course of that week the pain reduced considerably, I had exactly 3 times of smoky-brown urine, but that was it. Was getting back to normal it seemed.

Fast forward 4 months later to November 18/07. Again woke early and got the worst pain imaginable out-of-the-blue again. Exact same pain, but this time was accompanied by violent vomiting that just wouldn't end, even after there was long since nothing left to vomit. Pain, just like the first attack, lasted the entire day and was excruciating again. Got to sleep again that night, and once again pain was less the next day and tolerable, but still hadn't seen a doctor about the condition yet. No blood in urine this time surprisingly enough.

Finally, after close to 8 months of discomfort and frequent urination (up to 25 times a day, I meticulously kept track one week), I went to the ER and sat out the multi-hour wait and saw a doctor. He immediately suspected kidney stones, and got me in for a CT scan after the weekend was over. Scan showed a 6mm calculus (stone) stuck in the right ureter, within an inch or 2 of the opening to the bladder. Didn't know what kind of stone it was, CT doesn't show that and this was my FIRST stone ever, so had nothing to compare to. Got an appointment with the Urologist, and he said there was pretty much no chance of passing the stone anymore if I hadn't done so in 8 months. I had just nicely started taking an anti-inflammatory and a flo medicine, plus drinking gallons of water, hoping that I could still pass the stone since I had just nicely found out that I had one. But despite this, the Urologist booked me for surgery for 4 weeks later.

Then I got desperate for a home remedy, NOT wanting the ureteroscopy surgery. I started with lemon juice but didn't have any olive oil on hand so substituted canola oil in its place. But didn't do remedy right because I was using 2 oz of lemon juice but only a tablespoon or 2 of canola oil because the taste was so bad. Then a week later I got some groceries and bought lots of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and also some Coca-Cola and canned asparagus just in case I needed to try the other "famous" remedy found frequently on the internet.

I took 2 oz of Lemon Juice mixed with 2 oz of Olive Oil, and took this twice a day... once in the mid-afternoon and once in the late evening, at least an hour before bed. I was still taking my 1 flo med each evening, but had stopped taking the anti-inflammatory a week earlier. Three days passed and no success, so I decided to try the 6 cans of Coke and 8 oz of pureed asparagus. It was very hard to do without throwing up, being so full that the distended belly was almost too much to cope with, but I managed to do it.

No success the next morning, so went back to my Lemon Juice/Olive Oil routine. Did that for 2 days, and was giving up hope and down to my last flo med pill. Woke up 5 times that night to go pee, but still nothing. Finally got up for good at 835am, tired and depressed. Sat down to go pee this time (other times that night I stood up and strained through strainer), and while sitting and straining the pee, OUT PLOPS THE 6MM STONE into the plastic strainer!!!!!!!! NO PAIN whatsoever, just weird tickling or tweaking in my lower right side and a bit of discomfort for the first time in my lower "left" back. I was SHOCKED. 8 months, 8 days, and 2 hours and it finally came out!!!

Now to pass the stone after all this time, which most everyone thought would be impossible, was amazing and a massive relief. Was it just the lemon juice and olive oil? Or had the coke and asparagus remedy 3 days earlier also contributed? And maybe the Flomax helped too? All I know is that I danced and jumped up and down with joy after that weird, brownish, oval-shaped stone plopped out like a legless spider or beetle or something. And the last 2 days had just been with lemon juice/olive oil and 1 flo med, so I have to give most of the credit I think to the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil. And NO PAIN, stunning!

So to sum up, if I could pass a 6mm stone, stuck in the ureter for over 8 MONTHS, using the home remedies of Lemon Juice/Olive Oil, Coke/Asparagus, and 1 flomax each night, then there is hope for those in a similar situation. Oh, and drink water like it is going out of style, 10-15 full glasses per day. I was drinking after every pee, every meal, and practically every 30 mins. in between time. No little sips, full glasses of water each time. There was hope and in the end the home remedies worked. 3 days of Lemon/Olive, 1 day of Coke/Asparagus, followed by 2 days of Lemon/Olive worked for me. Thank you very much to EVERYONE that has posted on this "Earth Clinic" site, even the Nays, because in the end the great balanced opinions I got on this board told me that these were REAL people, and it came through for me in the end. Now I have to call and cancel my SURGERY....no 2-foot telescope going up the winky on this guy!!!!!"

[YEA]  01/06/2008: Steve from Chino Hills, California: "re: positive results with lemon juice and olive oil. I consulted my uncle who has 48 patents in blood plasma research. He said it was a dietary issue, and advised me to see a doctor and told me of all the current medical remedies. He said the level of pain associated with stones is higher than that of child birth. His colleague in Europe was the first to bring Ultrasound to the US for use in breaking down the stones without invasive surgery. He also said the lab tests and MRI's would be costly. I currently do not have medical benifits. I highly recommend the lemon juice/olive oil method as a first treatment before seeking expensive medical treatment. Within 24 hours I notice no more bleeding and no more pain. I would like to thank all those who came before me for this simple and inexpensive treatment. I have also made the nesseccary adjustments to my diet, no more Jack Danial's whiskey."

[YEA]  12/31/2007: Jim from Seattle, Washington: "I'm usually the biggest skeptic when it comes to "home remedies" but as others have said I had nothing to lose by trying this one. I'm here to report that the 3oz cocktail of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 3 oz of Lemon Juice resulted in two wonderful small presents delivered on Christmas day! Thanks to everyone for sharing this remedy!"

[YEA]  12/10/2007: Frank from Philadelphia, PA: "The olive oil and lemon juice remedy absolutely works in helping to pass kidney stones. I've used it on more than one occasion over the years."

[YEA]  10/02/2007: Jim from Clermont, Florida: "I am prone to getting kidney stones and get them about every 2 years. Recently I've gotten them again and of course anyone with stones knows, I would do anything to get rid of it without the surgery. I came across this web site and saw the remedy that calls for 2oz of lemon juice mixed with 2oz of extra virgin olive oil. So last night when I got home from work I mixed up this little witches brew and drank it. The time was 21:00. I went to bed about midnight. At around 07:00 i got up to go to the bathroom and BOOM it came shooting out. I couldn't believe it! The stone was about 1.5cm long and about .5cm wide. It hurt like hell but it sure beat another operation! Thank you for this remidy! (or witches brew!) hahaha"

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  08/22/2007: trisha from sherman oaks , California: "well yesterday 8/22/07 i tryed the 2 oz. of olive oil and 2 oz. of lemon juice! and nothing yet except still a little pain it is not as bad wich i am thankful for but if anyone has any other home reciepts i would be thankful for the help to get rid of my 4 5mm kidney stones! thanks again for the help"

[YEA]  08/21/2007: Eric from Schenectady, New York: "Lemon Juice/ Olive Oil (remedy) -- I recently had my first run in with kidney stones. After suffering with the aganizing pain for a few days i went to the er for an xray and it was noted that i had a 5mm stone in my right kidney. The doctor said it may pass on its own or futher action may be required. I decided to wait it out since i didn't have insurance and pain medicine seemed to be getting me thru my day. Then upon reading this remedy on this site I decided to give it a try. I drank the mix on a wed. night before i went to bed. I was pain free all day thursday, friday when woke up there was slight discomfort but nothing that needed pain meds. I then went from sat. to wed. afternoon pain free. Early wed. evening i passed the stone with no pain. I would like to think this remedy was the cause. I would give it a try -- you have nothing to lose."

[YEA]  07/19/2007: Pattabiraman from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: "am Pattabiraman, Indian, residing in Sharjah, UAE. I had my first stone removed (size - 6mm X 4mm) by Laser Lithotripsy in 2000. Two years later I had another one, came out on its own just few minutes before undergoing IVP diagnosis. This was like a crystal disk. On both the occasions the calcium oxalate stones stayed over six weeks at the lower end of my right ureter tube. On 14th of June 2007, again I felt severe pain on my right flank and I knew another stone had started to move. I was rolling with pain for half an hour. After that I passed urine stained with blood and all the pain went away. After this, for over a month every now and then I felt pain while peeing and the urine was with blood. Also I had a pricking pain at the tip of my penis and severe burning sensation at the time of urinating, especially at the start and end of urination. After carrying out Ultrasound Scan, X-ray and Urine tests, the Urologist confirmed that this could be another small stone still at the lower end of the ureter and prescribed to continue with Ural, Rowatinex and other antibiotics and pain killers. But it didn't improve my situation. My daughter who stays nearby, scanned through internet and found the Lemon juice & Olive oil remedy form your web pages and suggested me to have a try. I know that one of my colleagues removed his gall bladder stones using the Lemon and Olive oil Gall bladder flush method. My wife also encouraged me a lot to go in for that. So I wanted to give a try. I stopped all the medicines on 12th July. I wanted to keep my stomach empty to reduce vomiting and any other uneasy feeling. since I stopped all medicines my pain increase on 13th. Today (14th July, 2007), I got up around 5 'O' clock in the morning and passed motion and cleared my bowls. I took exactly 2 oz. of Extra Virgin Olive oil and 2 oz. of lemon juice and stirred them well. I was not sure of the taste. At 6.30 am I just drank this in one go in few seconds. Believe me, the taste was not at all bad. I didn't have any vomiting sensation or any other uncomfortable feeling. First half an hour I didn't drink anything, After that, every half an hour I took around 400 ml of water. I went for peeing around 7.15 am . I didn't pass anything, but the pricking pain & burning sensation got reduced a bit. After an hour, I felt a bit of pressure at my back around the area of both my left and right kidneys for a short time. Then I was watching TV and felt sleepy around 9.00. I slept for half an hour and when I woke up, my bladder was full, and hence had the urge to urinate. I went to the toilet and peed holding a strainer to filter any particle. There was no pain at the time of peeing and I felt something went through the urine stream. Yes it is the stone around 5mm. in size. WOW !! what a relief in just 3 hours!!. Believe me, it really & definitely worked. Absolutely I don't feel or have any sort of uneasiness through out this 3 hours. My stomach is very very normal and don't feel any problem with my digestive system. I am writing this email (12.30 pm) immediately after removing my stone (of course, proudly keeping the 5mm stone in front of me) with this Lemon Juice & Olive oil method. I definitely encourage those who are suffering from kidney stones to have a try in ths method, before undergoing surgery, Lithotripsy or Shock wate Lithotripsy treatment. Many thanks to your Web Page and Internet service. Regards"

[YEA]  06/24/2007: Chris from Fort Worth, TX: "Hello Earth Clinic and members. I had my first kidney stone in 1997 for a period of 7 months (5 hospitalizations). After finally experiencing kidney poisoning I went to the emergency room and it was remove using the BASKET/CAGE method follow by a Stint for two seeks. In 2004 I had a kidney stone on my other side removed by lithotripsy. I have passed 2-3 small stones since then. My large stones have been 14mm and 10mm.

June 23-2007 @ 6PM Central

The stone I have now is smaller but stuck. I found this site and went to the store to get the needed supplies.

I like olive oil and use it often in my cooking. I like lemon added to water. So I got home with everything and mixed 8oz Lemon juice with 8oz Olive Oil, and 2oz Lime juice. The hairs on my chest grew in magnitude as I drank what should be know as the "FORMULA - KIDNEY, NASCAR" As I write this, I have just started drinking water and will soon take a very long hot bath. I figured that if the 4oz FORMULA works, I would drink about 20oz and then it should work for sure. No Nausea experienced however the Heart Burn was something else. I drank this FORMULA over the course of 30 minutes. I will report more when there is more to report."

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  06/08/2007: Mason from Anytown, NC: "06/07/07 Saw lemon juice/olive oil mix on line and decided to try. I have had 8 invasive proceedures since 1992. There are over 20 stones in left kidney and 15 in right. Lithotripsy, grabbing and laser have not worked. I have passed one stone in 15 years. The drink wasn't bad at all. Within 5 minutes 95% of the pain was gone. Five minutes later I was running to the toilet where I spent the better part of the night with burning diarhia. It's been 12 hours and I still have diarhia and the pain is still subdued. I am concerned about another 2/2 drink as I am afraid I will end up dehydrated from the massive fluids coming out. Lemon Juice/Olive Oil definately relieves the pain, just stay close to the toilet!"

[NAY]  06/08/2007: Mary from portland, maine: "I have a 5mm stone stuck. it has been there for 3 weeks now. I have a doc appt. the 20th so I thought what the heck I will try this olive oil and lemon mix. It was (I gag at anything but didn't at this.) I have tried this 3 times now to no avail. I talked to a dietation, she said it won't help, but it also wouldnt hurt me to try it. I belive the other peoples stones were on their way out anyways, and this won't work on a large stuck stone. I probably will try it a few more times before my doc appt. when they do the scan I will let you know if the stone got any smaller."

[YEA]  05/30/2007: Robyn from Gilbert, AZ: "This worked for me! I just had my first experience passing a kidney stone and hope I never have to do it again. I had a painful attack one Saturday that kept me on the couch all day. The painful symptoms came and went for almost a week until I decided to go to an Urgent Care facility the next Friday night. I was told I probably had a kidney stone or a bad kidney infection. I was given antibiotics and told to watch for stones to be expelled (gross). I read about using olive oil and lemon juice on this website. On Tuesday night I was desperate and decided to try it. I mixed 2 oz of olive oil and 2 oz of lemon juice at 8 pm on Tuesday. The following day at 1:30 I passed a stone. YEA!!!!!"

[NAY]  05/30/2007: Amy from Bemidji, USA: "I have several stones in my right kidney. After doctoring for weeks, and creating many bills, I decided to take matters in my own hands. I am a nurse, and usually believe in modern medicine, but I thought, hey why not give it a try. I tried the Lemon juice and olive oil thing. I used lemon concentrate the first day. IT TASTESD TERRIBLE. I got nauseated about a 1/2 hour later, but the pain was gone. However no stones came out. Then the next day I bought 2 lemons, and did it again, this time with real juice. This tasted better, but still nauseating, and still no stones. Yet the pain was again gone. The olive oil is a natural anti-inflamatory so I think that's why the pain was gone, not because the stones were gone. Now it's 4 days later, I am still in pain, I have an appointment with a kidney specialist in a few days, and most likely will have surgery. I just want to not make these any more. This is my second run with stones, and I am still fairly young. I'm tired of it!!"

[YEA]  05/03/2007: Cindy G. from SF Bay Area, California: "I found this site by accident the other night. A co-worker had said when she lived in Germany years ago, her Uncle was told to drink Olive Oil for Kidney Stones. I searched on the internet for " olive oil and kidney stones." Then I found your site.

Background : My 39 yr old husband has been passing kidney stones since he was 18. The last 3 years they have gotten worse ( we think because of stress.) He is on morphine and nortriptyline ( Sp ? ) to help with his pain. His Urologist is at a loss as to why he forms so many so fast. Last year, he had 20 kidney stones in one kidney alone !! He's had the Lithotripsy, the Laser treatment which goes up you know where to blast a 12 mm stone. He's seen a dietician, urologist, endocrinologist... all with no answer except " drink more water and take pain meds." He drinks water ( prolly 1-2 liters per day) but that doesn't seem to be enough to help. We were desperate. I just mixed up the " concoction " as I call it and we are hoping for the best. We will let you all know if he gets any relief from this in the next few days. I am interested to know if any of you have gotten to the point where you are taking Morphine for the pain. Hubby has Calium Oxylate and Uric Acid stones. Tried Uriflow about a year ago.. he seemed to pass them more frequently. Please pray for him as this has been affecting us, our marriage, our life for years. I just want my husband back."

[YEA]  10/22/2010: Doraleann from Worcester, Massachusetts replies: "Cindy G- I read what u said about your husband and his condition. I am as well a person who takes morphine for my stones which I have been getting the past 4 years. Just to give you some insight on how ive been doing with my own homemade remedies which like this one helps alot in the passing of the stone.

Also another thing you can try is mint green tea with lemon, olive oil, apple cider vinigar and some aloe vera juice as well as pomagranate juice. Do the 2 oz of lemon juice and 2 oz of olive oil everything else is 1 tablespoon. I noticed that after 24 hours with taking my pain meds I didnt need the meds anymore the remedy actually disolved the stone small enough I didnt even feel it when it passed. I took this for a couple of days now when I feel im going to pass more stones I do the same thing. Maybe he should try it. He should also get checked to find out if he builds to much calcium and not enough acid. I found out I barely produce any acid at all and too much calcium which will cause stones. Good luck and I hope this helps"

[YEA]  04/24/2007: Mike from Philadelphia, PA: "Went to the hospital with kidney pain, cat scan found a 3mm stone, sent home to pass it. Had one before, and was worried about getting more as I found out if you have a single incident, you will likley have more, looked up info on google, found your site. Had nothing to loose, tired it and within 24 hours, the stone was out. It was bigger then my last one, but this time, caus eof the oil, didin't even feel it come out. I can't believe that hospitals don't talk about this stuff, what a pitty all the people that have surgery without trying anything else. I also found a product called chanca piedra, which is supposed to do the same thing as the oil and lemon, but used the lemon oil mixture first which worked. I will use the chanca once a month to keep me from getting them again. Now I have told 10 more people about this so they have the knowledge too."



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