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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil   244  35   

Posted by Gail (Pottersville, NJ) on 07/05/2009

[YEA]  Olive Oil & Lemon Juice for kidney stones: A resounding Yea for this remedy. I woke up early 4th of July morning with excruciating pain in my right side and my back. I knew it was a kidney stone passing because I had them twice before. Waited until 6am to wake my husband up and take me to the ER. They took CT scan and confirmed 3mm kidney stone at the edge of my bladder (and another one in the kidney). They gave me IV pain meds in the ER and Flomax to open the uriter (tube leading into bladder). They gave me a prescription for oxycodone for pain. When I went home I waited until 3pm to take the oxy. but mistakenly took the Flomax again (its supposed to be only once a day). Realized this at 4pm when the pain was not subsiding at all. Took the oxycodone but then went to the web to see if there was anything I could take to help this all along as long as I had overmedicated on the Flomax. I saw the olive oil and lemon juice and decided to try it. My husband mixed 2 oz. light olive oil (not EVOO) with 2 oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice and put it in a small jar. That was good so I could remix it before I took each sip. Finished that (held my breath while drinking) and then drank 10 oz. of purified bottled water (which I got from a health food store). I laid down and went to sleep until 6pm. I woke up, went downstairs, smiled at my husband for the first time since this episode started and then had a sudden urge to urinate. I saved my urine so I could strain it. It came out really fast, hard and a lot (not like the little bits from earlier in the day). When I strained it, lo and behold my kidney stone was in the bottom of the strainer. Oh happy day!! So bottom line, it took 1 1/2 hours to pass the stone after drinking the olive oil and lemon juice. Now keep in mind, the stone was just at the edge of the bladder so all it needed was a "push." I firmly believe this remedy is what did that. This is my third stone. The first one passed in about 5 hours and the second one took 5 days. So all in all, this one passed pretty quickly. P.S. The stone was the size of a beebee and had a pointy hook on it. Big yea for this remedy. Thank you all. I will definitely use this when the next one pops out (ugh!)

Replied by Debbie W.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I finished reading your comments and mixed up the 2 ounces of extra virgin olive oil and the Lemon went down so smoothly. I don't know if this will work, but I am willing to give it a try...I got the diagnosis of a kidney stone on June 30th and I have not been able to move it...I figure, what hurt can I do with the olive oil and lemonjuice...I just pray that it leaves...I will let you know what happens.


Posted by Ramya (Charlotte, US) on 07/03/2009

[YEA]  The olive oil and lemon combo definitely worked for me. I was in a lot of pain and had to go to ER twice. My husband found this site and suggested this remedy. I tried it like about 5 times totally for 5 days and it worked. I passed the stone today morning with no discomfort whatsover.

Thank you so much for this site!!!!

Posted by Alice (Birmingham, Alabama) on 07/03/2009

I have kidney stones for 1 week now. I found this website desperatly seeking a natural solutions. My pain has been immense. I've been taking hycrocondone. I just took the olive olive and fresh lemom juice 2 oz each. I t went down well. I will respond back in 24 hrs to let you all know how this works for me.

Posted by Sangeetha (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 06/24/2009

[NAY]  I have a 4.8 mm kidney stone stuck in my kidney for the last 18 months. It doesn't cause pain, but causes discomfort. Lemon juice and olive oil remedy (about 8 dosages) didn't get it out. I am wondering if it is not calcium oxlate stone, but it could be struvite stone? I haven't had an UTI infection, so not sure if my stone could be struvite. However, I read that to dissolve the struvite stones, the urine has to be acidified. Does anyone know if lemon juice acidifies the urine? Same with ACV? Thanks for any input.

Replied by Christine
Anderson, In
Lemon is an alkalizer. I do not understand this, but if you use litmus paper on your urine you can see this (available at health food stores.) Try apple juice for an acid basis--I know it works on galls stones. Chris
Replied by Jeffrey
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I was diagnosed with 6mm stones which may is likely non-calcium as it doesnt show up in x-ray but only on CT scan. I have not experience pain and it believe the stone has been around for a while. Will the Olive oil and lemon juice work?

Posted by Jerry (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 06/23/2009

[YEA]  YEA, it works!!!! I've been in constant pain for 2 weeks, w/ one trip to the ER as I couldn't keep anything down, Not even pain killers. I've been scared that it was too big to pass, as I was told it is 3 cm, about 1". Called today and found it's 3 mm, about 1/8". Nurse had "misspoke" the size while reading the CT report. So I tried to pass/dissolve w/ this formula. I started at midnight as I could take the pain no longer.

I took the 2 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil blended w/ 2 oz Fresh Lemon juice @ room temp. {it blended nice & smooth} Went DOWN OK & stayed w/ only a mild feeling of nausea. So I laid down to let it work drinking small sips of warm water to clear the oily taste from my mouth. After 15/20 minutes I felt a "warm" feeling go thru my kidneys and the PAIN started to dispel. In one hour the pain was GONE. At 1:30 I could stay awake no longer & went to sleep. The first time I slept thru till morning in weeks, PAIN FREE.

Breakfast as usual, oatmeal w/ honey & cinamon, was really enjoyed w/o the pain. Noon that day I really had to pee Bad and I caught a small white "thing" about 1.5 mm. Soft thing that I squished into the strainer. Stone ??? I don't know. BUT the terrible Pain is Gone!!!! I said "terrible" I am NOT pain free. It feels like I have been "Roto rooted" thruout the kidney area. Probably from that "thing" pulling free for weeks. SOOO, I will take another "dose" of Extra Virgin Olive Oil tonight just to make sure. It will be 48 hour since the first set as I find it hard to believe this can be healthy doing very often. (though if the PAIN came back I might do it oftener}

THANKS for the website and tips.

Hints:: Fresh Squeezed Lemons may have properties the are helpful. Everything at Room Temp makes it go down easier and stay down. {microwave may change propeties} Brisk Blend & Drink from the blender & it goes down easy. One Gulp and don't hold in your mouth.

Room temp. water helps keeps it down, cold water may spasm stomach & bring it up. I took this on an empty stomach!??? May have worked better, faster ???? I'm a fair size person 200#, 2 0z worked for me, you may need more or less per size??? I have Galbladder stones and they stayed strangely quiet thru the cure ???? Now, 36 hrs into the cure they are starting to rumble again. Hence, 2nd time around cure encouragement, maybe, just maybe it'll help them. Will I do this again??? YES daily if necessary!!! If you are in PAIN try it !!!!!!

Posted by Emmbrooke (Cartersville, Georgia) on 06/19/2009

[YEA]  I am 25 and have had kidney stones since I was 18. I recently had a urinary tract infection for which I was taking antibiotics. Well, a week after I was done with the medicine, I felt some similar symptoms coming back. I thought it was just another UTI. The next day I started having pain in my lower back on the left side. Of course, having kidney stones, I knew what was to come. I had lost my job the week earlier, thinking my insurance had been cancelled, I went online to see if there was a home remedy I could try. Then, I found this website. Of course, I was thinking there was no way this could work, but after reading one success story after another, I thought I would at least give it a try. I mixed 2 oz of lemon juice with 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil together with a wisk, then poured it into a shot glass so it would be easier to drink. I had to hold my nose to drink it, and the after taste was horrible. I didn't have a stomach ache like a lot of people had said. I continued to have some slight pain in my back. I took some ibuprofen and that helped while I was waiting (and hoping) for the lemon juice to work it's magic. That was 2 days ago. This morning I woke up, feeling much better than I have in the past couple of days. I went to the bathroom for my morning pee, but it was just normal. About an hour later, I was taking a shower and washing the privates, and felt something rolling around.(I know it sounds gross) I looked at it and it looked like a little brown stone. I made sure to save it, and after I got out of the shower and got online to see what they actually looked like. I had never actually seen the ones I pased before. It looked exactly like the pictures. I am a firm believer that the lemon juice and olive oil worked for me. I will deffinetely be using this from now on. I still had a small bit of pain, but nothing like what is usually accompanied by the passing of a kidney stone. This really does work, I am so glad I found this site.

Posted by Ron (Brainerd, MN) on 06/12/2009

[YEA]  Lemon Juice & Olive oil:

Last week I had trouble urinating. I had to go frequently but little came out. About every 2 min. I waited the night through and woke up with a pain in my lower back. I went through the day with tylonol and searched for the closest clinic late that night. They were all closed except for the E.R. I chose to wait it out till morning. I again woke up with excruciating pain in my lower back and side as well as lower abdominal pain. I also was still having trouble urinating properly. I went into the doctor and did lab work on my urine. The doctor said that I definatly have kidney stones with all the symptoms that I had. I don't have health care so I elected to not get the CT scan done therefore I do not know the quantity or size of my stones. He gave me oxycodones for pain and I would have to pass them on my own. The pain killers worked wonders during the painful experience but it had been nine days and only blood had come out. I then started to read this article about home remedies. I seen that everyone on here or atleast about 85% of the people had success from the lemon and olive oil. So I mixed up 2oz. of lemon juice and 2oz. of olive oil and poured about half of it in a shot glass and took it down. I had pain still for about five hours and a new stomach pain that was in a new place and it hurt really bad now too. After five hours the pain all went away and I was just waitng till it came back like it had all ten days. I went through the night without pain and finally in the morning when I woke up that is when the pain had been the worst I had none. That was today and I am amazed by how it worked that I am still waiting for the pains to kick back in. But for now I am so happy I found this site.

Thanks so much for everone who posts their feedback it really gave me the courage to test my skepisism. I hope that I am cured. Thanks!

Replied by Kathy
Midland, MI
Just wondering if this lemon juice olive oil mixture would work for gallbladder problems. Does anyone have any info on that?

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Replied by Patsy
Arlington, Tx
Yes it WORKS!

I had an MRI done and it showed Gall stones and my Doc was ready to remove them. I was very skeptical about the lemon juice and olive oil. But it worked, you can see emerald green stones.

Start in the morning and drink lot of apple juice (softens the stones so they can pass). Don't eat meat or any fat. Eat only fruit and vegetables. It is recommended not to eat anything after 2:00p.m.

At 6:00p.m.:
Add 1 Tbsp. of Epsom salt to an 8 oz. glass of water and drink. (I add cranberry-apple juice to cut the metallic flavor.)

At 8:00p.m.:
Repeat the Epsom salt and water drink.

Add 1/2 Cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice to 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Drink and go to bed. Lay on your right side with you knees tucked (fetal position). Stay in bed as long as possible.

In the morning:
Repeat the Epsom salt and water drink. You will have diarrhea somtime during the day after your flush. Look in your stool and you can see them.

After cleanse:
eat simple after the cleanse- like potato, chicken noodle soup etc. but no fried foods.
This was an answer to my prayers and a God send. Hope it helps.

Posted by S. Lewis (Oakley, CA) on 06/06/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi- I'd like to give a "Yeah" on this 2 oz. lemon juice and 2 oz.olive oil thing with a severe caution and possible correction. I was past 48 hours of a horrible kidney stone case and so I found this home remedy on the 3rd evening. As soon as I mixed 4 ounce mixture and drank it I felt really 'full'. Later it became kind of gaseous and horrible and after 1 or 1 1/2 hrs I deliberately 'expelled' the rest of this heavy mixture. The "Yeah" part is that the next morning when I woke up the kidney stone was gone, thank goodness!! But, I was left with 2 days of the worst stomach you could possibly imagine and 'expelled' more of this heavy mixture here and there on it's own. So how about backing off to 1 or 2 TBS of each, instead of oz? Please be careful as the remedy was just about as bad as the condition and I felt it my deed to warn you as I wouldn't wish as stomach ache like this on my worst enemy, if I had one!

Posted by Nova (Elk Grove, CA) on 06/04/2009

Have had terrible pain in back for 3 months - even went to ER one night but since I was having gastritis/reflux problems they didn't bother to look at my kidneys. Fast forward 3 months and went to Dr for what I believed was a urinary tract infection. Dr did an ultra sound and a CT scan. Sure enough 4 stones lit up. He told me to go home and drink as much water as possible and it would take 2 weeks to pass them. Luckily I found this web site and began the olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon which I followed with a lot of water. Within 5 days I had delivered the stones with NO PAIN. After delivering them I took them out of the strainer and put them in a jar. I didn't think they were the stones because I expected them to be dark but they were an off white color. I stuck my finger in the jar and with my fingernail I pressed on one. It was soft!!! I thought, this can't be a stone - I've alway heard they are hard. Well, I left the lid off the jar and in the morning they were as hard as hard as a rock.

As a side light to this experience I have found that the burning in my stomach (gastritis) returned when I stopped the olive oil and lemon. I went back to taking it today and I'm not burning. I will see if it works tomorrow and the next day. Now I'm wondering if my stomach is not producing enough acid and the lemon juice is fixing that matter. Time will tell.

Thank you for this web site as my experience with my kidney stones was not painful. I would like to handle this gastritis with something as easy as lemon and olive oil. Right now my doctor prescribed a medication that I looked up and it does liver damage and is for gall stone relief (I don't even have my gall bladder!). Go figure!

Replied by Nova
Elk Grove, CA
What I took to the doctor was not stones it was "organic matter" so I have to take back my "yea". It's been three weeks and all I am is waterlogged!
Replied by Nonni
Cleveland, OH
Nova, whether you passed stones or what the doctor calls "organic matter" this is still a good sign. You definitely don't want sediment clogging up your kidneys. Do your back pains feel any better since passing this?

Posted by Jim (Calgary, Canada) on 05/20/2009

[YEA]  I'm probably the biggest skeptic in the world and when my wife found this website with the "lemon juice/olive oil" solution to dissolving kidney stones, I wasn't convinced. I followed her insistance and choked down the mixture and I am extremely happy I followed her advice.

I was diagnosed through CT scan and ultrasouncd to have a 6 mm stone in my bladder, that had been causing pain for five days. I was perscribed Demerol and Flomax and told there was nothing else to do but wait it out!!

After mixing 2 ounces of real lemon juice and 2 ounces of extra virgin olive oil, I drank that, followed by an eight ounce glass of water. I followed that over the next day with lemon drinks of 2 ounces of real lemon in 8 ounces of water.

Within 24 hours, I was able to pass the stone with no discomfort at all.

Posted by Mark (Troutville, VA) on 05/10/2009

[YEA]  Amazing! This worked and worked quickly. I have had several stones in the past and this is the first thing that really worked. Drinking a lot of water or cranberry juice in the past did nothing but make more pain and pressure. This worked great...I took some every 2 hours or so and passed several stones. The only warning is not to use extra virgin olive oil...I ran out of the other and tried that. I couldn't hardly swallow it. So, be sure to use regular olive oil.

Replied by Thela Juan
Mandaluyong, Phil
Just been reading these posts for the last couple of days and I am very happy to hear that there is a cure or remedy for kidney stone. I had an attack 2 weeks ago and it was so painful that I needed to be rushed at the ER. Found out that I have some on my right kidneys and one on my left the size 1. 5cm. I was advised that I needed to have a shock wave done, well before I do I want to try this first and I hope it really works, so far I have downed 2oz of lemon and oil. I feel something tingly on my right kidney, I just hope that the big stone can pass. I sure want to save a lot of money. I will update you guys if it works.

Posted by MJK (Grand Rapids, MI) on 04/29/2009

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.

Replied by Rick
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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.

Posted by Michael (Fountain, CO) on 04/18/2009

[YEA]  The virgin oil and lemon mix worked for me, thanks!

Posted by Mary (San Jose, CA) on 04/12/2009

[YEA]  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 :)

Posted by Rachel (Terre Haute, Indiana) on 04/06/2009

[YEA]  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!

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