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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil   244  35   

Posted by Lindsey (Portsmouth, NH) on 02/16/2008

[YEA]  Last Saturday morning I felt like I had a UTI, went to the ER because I was very uncomfortable and there was blood in my urine. Initial culture indicated no infection, but I was prescribed the antibiotic Bactrim. The Bactrim provided no relief from my symptoms (constant feeling of needing to urinate, very uncomfortable pressure in what felt like my urethra). Quickly developed mild allergic reaction to the sulfur in the Bactrim (canker sores in my mouth),' and asked for another antibiotic at the Dr. s office. They took a second urine culture, which was also negative for signs of infection, but had trace amounts of blood. I was prescribed Cipro and asked to to to the hospital for an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a 1cm kidney stone at the very end of my ureter, just at the junction of the ureter and the bladder. The Dr. called quickly thereafter saying I would likely need to undergo some type of procedeure to have the stone removed. I then found this site, spent a long time reading the posts and decided to try the lemon and olive oil.

At 10:00pm on Thursday evening I drank 2 oz of lemon juice and sopped up about 1.5 oz of olive oil with some bread. At 6:30am the following morning I noticed the pain was gone in what felt before like my urethra, but now that I have a better understanding of where the ureter meets with the bladder, I knew it had been coming from the spot where the stone was seen. They are extremely close together! Ten minutes later I had, with some serious trepidation, peed out a stone that was 5mm in width. I was thrilled, felt significantly better, and continued taking a few oz. of straight lemon juice and some olive oil (always with bread) throughout the day.

Nothing else visible has come out, but I feel 100% better and can't wait to get the reaction from the Urologist I'm scheduled to see Monday morning! Thanks for this site- I feel as if it saved me from enduring more pain, and a medical procedure to eliminate the stone (not to mention the money it would have cost).

Three month ago I began taking supplemental calcium at the suggestion of my Doctor. I have since read in a number of studies that supplemental calcium (opposed to dietary calcium) is correlated with a higher incidence of kidney stones. If the results from the lab indicated that the stone I passed is the Calcium Oxylate variety, the mystery will be solved!

Posted by Tina (Portland, Oregon) on 02/10/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I tried the lemon juice/ olive oil remedy 4 oz each and did get pain relief from the olive oil it also made things move in my digestive tract. I haven't got rid of my stone tho. I want to say that some people that are prone to getting kidney stones really need to watch out for sodas and foods that contain phosphoric acid for some people it makes them form stones faster. I have to stay away from it, I forgot once and had a couple rum and cokes and not even a week later I was in a lot pain and trying to pass a stone. I believe that my dr told me I form oxalate stones.Not sure where I am gonna go from here.

Posted by Brian (Palmerton, PA) on 02/06/2008

[NAY]  I tried 3oz of Lemon Juice and 3oz Virgin Olive Oil to help pass my 5mm kidney stone. It stayed in me for 2 hours until I threw it all up. Not trying that again!

Posted by Athena (Chicago, IL) on 02/02/2008

[YEA]  WOW! I used 3 oz of fresh lemon and 3 oz of EVOO and followed it with a quick 12 oz of water every hour. In 20 minutes the pain subsided. In 2 hours I could feel the stone moving down through my side without pain. Very strange feeling but not at all painful. Then in a total of 3 and a half hours total, I felt a strong urge to go and two huge stones came out one after the other. Also, I must have had a lot of fluid because I really kept going. Then I puked a couple of times from all that stuff but it was well worth it. I lost 4.5 pounds of fluid in those few hours. It is not the best thing to drink but when you guzzle it down it goes much better. I will never try anything else ever again and I tried everything. The doctor told me my stones were too big to pass, but either mine broke in two (there were lots of small particles as well) or I passed two or more. My stones were calcium.

EC: EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Replied by Charlena
Hamilton, ON
Hi, for this recipe, is it necessary to use just lemons? Could limes be used as a substitute also?
Replied by Marty
Normal, Il
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I have been in pain for almost a month. The initial kidney stone problem led me to a the ER and I was given pain meds and a "good luck on passing it". The pain continued and I found this page. It is now a month later and I still have the stone (probably hung up on scar tissue from where I had a stone removed a few years ago by surgery)but I swear the lemon and olive oil helped the pain. Maybe it was in my head, I don't know but it helped the pain. Even though I may still have to have surgery this time, I will, the next time I get one, start lemon juice and olive oil right away. It also didn't taste as bad as the vinegar and water did either.
Replied by Joanne
Battle Ground, Wa
What has worked for me and many others for kidney stones is hydrangea root. I buy it in the capsule form. They have it at most health food stores. There are many articles on the internet about kidney stones and hydrangea root. It's an old Indian remedy. It works for gall stones too. I have personally used it as well as my husband after being diagnosed with kidney stones. The hydrangea root dissolves the stones within days. I now take a few capsules monthly just for maintenance.
Replied by Bob
Tampa, Fl
[YEA]   I agree, Hydrangea is the way to go! I had 9 stones spotted by tests, so I always have a bottle on hand for when I first feel it.

I bought the first one in to my Dr's office, a 6mm stone, and everyone wanted to know how I passed it with little pain! I told them Hydrangea and always little, or no pain! The stone seemed smooth, easier to pass, maybe the hydrangea?

I tried that stonebreaker liquid once with Hydragea, that stone came out falling apart, so I would suggest trying that combo with a larger stone. I also try to drink more then 100 oz of non caffeine liquid a day.

Posted by Todd (Sacramento, CA) on 01/28/2008

[NAY]  NAY, Olive Oil Lemon Juice. Unfortunately, this didn't work at all on my kidney (ureteral) stone, which was first discovered after an agonizing ER visit 3 months ago Stone 8mm was stuck just before the bladder which required Lithotripsy. I was very anxious about the procedure, but it was actually a walk in the park. They put me to sleep for 45 minutes, pulverized the stone and woke me up. No pain or awareness that I even had a procedure. First urine after procedure was very bloody which is mentally difficult. I was in and out of the outpatient in just' a few hours and am glad to be home.

Posted by CRAIG (TAMWORTH, UK) on 01/26/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I had a crppling pain from my kidney to my groin about two weeks ago, later that night my wife rushed me to hospital,after a xray that night they found a whopping large stone about 12mm wide, the doc gave me some pain killers and sent me home to await a hospital appointment for another' xray and scan, not bieing able to put up with the pain much more and the pain killers not working (i also have a massive phobia about hospitals and definatley operations) i decided to look on the net for natual remadies, i found this site then gave the drink a try, first time was nastie, but it did seam to ease the pain, the next day you get a little more used to the drink and the stone was still there so i upped the doseage to 3 oz, boy did i know about it, it rumbled through my stomach untill it hit the pan at hiper speed, but this time it had no effect on the kidney stone, i tried this drink four more times, but after this i just could not stomach the drink any more, i am not saying this method does not work, its just not for me, but, still with the thought of the hospital deep in my mind, i surfed through the net after other remadies, i found uriflow, i ordered a tube of tablets and they arrived five days later, after great hesiation i gave them a try, but only on half dossage, and whoopee, three days after haveing my first tablet, the little bugger shot out, pain gone, on tueday, i will go for the scan just to be sure there is no more stones left, but ill keep the dosage up untill then just in case,

relief from pain is a YA

disolving the stone is a MAYBE

Posted by Byron (Arlington, Texas) on 01/24/2008

[YEA]  Last night (1-23-04) was my second day of severe pain due to kidney stones. This is the first time I have had them and let me tell you...I am so happy that I found this lemon juice - extra virgin olive oil remedy. I am not sure if I have passed the big stone, but I have passed a lot of small crystal like stuff and the pain is gone completely at this point. I will update as the this evening and the next day goes by. Thank God for the person that figured this out.

Posted by eric sosa (Kissimmee, FL) on 01/19/2008

[YEA]  GOD Bless the person who discovered this remedy. I suffered from kidney stone pain for 48 straight days. I saw 5 different doctors and had to make 3 visits to the ER. I was put on so many different medications....... it was a nightmare. I read the post on this site and I immediatly tried it....... OMG, 12 hours later a passed a huge (3mm) jaged stone.... it hurt but at the same time felt like heaven, becuase I knew that the remedy worked..... thank you... pure lemon juice and olive oil.

Posted by Debbie (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 01/08/2008

[YEA]  I had kidney stones in 2002, the surgery was terrible and painful and I almost died from backup when the docotrs removed the stents too soon. The stones returned in June of 2007. The doctors give the run around while trying to get them removed, all the HMO crap with referrals and required tests. Anyway, last night at 9:15pm I drank the 2oz olive oil and 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice mixture followed by 12 ounces of water. At 7:15am I passed 4 stones. Meanwhile I felt a lot of pain and movement so I think there is more in there. As the day went on the pain subsided and the bleeding came to a stop. I think they are finally all gone. I am sore but probably in a few days I should be fine. I will now drink the mixture once a month since I am now a believer. It is easy to drink and it reminded me of something you would put on a salad. All in all, it sure beats the pain of the stones and the surgery that doctors perform. Pass the remedy to all and keep people from having surgery.

Posted by Rick (Flagstaff, Arizona) on 01/07/2008

[YEA]  Having alot of bleeding and pain, no luck with the Doctors I decided to try the Lemon juice and Olive oil. The mix used was 3oz concentrated lemon juice and 3oz extra virgin olive oil. The bleeding stopped within 2 hours. The stone passed within 12 hours. The pain meds did cause constipation

Posted by Tress (puy, wa) on 01/06/2008

[NAY]  I have a 2-3 mm stone that I have had for 5 weeks now. Popped it out of my left kidney in the ER on Dec 1st. I finally saw a urologist last week who wants to do surgery on Tuesday - Jan 8th. I have a CT Scan at the ER which showed a 3mm stone in my left ureter. I had a CT Scan - IVP on Dec 19th which showed the 2-3mm stone was now at the opening of my bladder but I just can't rid myself of this darn thing! I tried the lemon juice, oil mixture Friday night and all day Saturday. Today is Sunday 10am and NOTHING! NADA, still have this darn stone. I guess I will move on to try the coke/asparagus thing and then maybe celery seed tea...pray for me, wish me luck, I do not want surgery

Posted by James (Ephrata, Washington) on 01/04/2008

[YEA]  While I use other remedies from this website with great success, I was very skeptical about the "lemon juice-olive oil" remedy for kidney stones. I'm no longer skeptical and here's why. After reading the "yeas and nays", I decieded to give the concoction a try even though at the time, I was not experiencing any pain whatsoever from the four stones inhabiting my kidneys. I drank the 2oz lemon juice + 2oz extra virgin olive oil on an empty stomach, the morning of December 30th. That evening after coming home from work and while sitting and relaxing, I felt a kidney stone pass into my bladder. No pain whatsoever. I went to the bathroom and passed the stone. Again, no pain or discomfort. I've since passed two more after using the "recipe". It worked for me. The recipe ingredients can do you no harm. There's nothing to lose by trying this, except the pain and the stones.

Replied by Jan
Seatrtle, WA
[YEA]   Thank you for this site; went looking online after I became aware I have stones lodged in both ureters at the entrance to bladder. Six years ago I had first stone, 6mm and had the "blasting" surgery which turned into a nightmare, the urologist tore me up and now I have an additional problem of lack of bladder control if bladder is full and I sneeze or laugh. While doing the procedure the urologist discovered my ureters are almost blocked, a congenital thing evidently I've had all my life. Anyway for six years I've kept myself free from stones with gravel root and hydrangea root twice daily at the first sign of stones. During religious fasts or when dieting on high protein, I've noticed I get burning pain between ureters and bladder entrance, and can feel large stones (probably 3-5mm) stones with my fingertips and would go heavy on the roots. After a lengthy fast two weeks ago, I got severe burning (I'm very blessed to have no pain with my stones, just mild to excessive discomfort). Found the coke/asparagus; olive oil/lemon; and celery seed holistic therapies online. Did the coke/asparagus thing mid last week with no seeming change in stones; did lemon/oil (2 x 2oz ea) on Monday; straight 10 oz, no oil yesterday (which made me ill) and since I still have burning and can feel the stones (though I do believe they are getting smaller) I am doing the celery seed (1Tablespoon celery seed in one pint water simmered; drink 1/2 c. per hour for 4 hrs). I'll give an update in a few days. As a side note a couple hints found in my reading over net, keep upright and moving to move the stones along. In using any of the therapies, hold your urine as long as you can so the ingredients can work on the stones. Also I think after (only AFTER) stones are passed or dissolved, doing a gallbladder/liver cleanse of stones (which evidently will be in the hundreds even thousands) is wise to do a couple times a year to keep the stones from entering the kidney. Dr. Hulda Clark's remedy is the one I am going to use. Find it online. For uric acid stones which I have, a diet free of all meats, poultry, even fish, dry peas and beans, chocolate, caffeines (no matter source), easy on eggs, corn and potatoes is wise. Find high uric acid foods online along with diet suggestions for those suffering with uric acid stones. I've been eating a diet free of all meats for just one week and my gouty toe is totally relieved, well at least 85% sometimes 100% of the time. Simply amazing and the urologist told me NONE of this. Thank God for people like you all who are gracious to give your testimonies and for the internet.

Posted by Rafael Rodriguez (Charlotte, NC) on 01/04/2008

[YEA]  The mix of lemons and olive oil is definitely is an excellent way to dissolve the kidney stones, it works for me, after a week of intense pain, I when to 2 different hospitals ER and both told me that a had a 6mm kidney stone, they both did the same, they' did CT scans on me and after that they gave me a bunch of drugs to deal with my pain, that was all, after charging me with X amount of dollars they send me home with the same unbearable pain, they also told me to contact a urologist and I did , only to find out that in order for them to begin the treatment to dissolve the kidney stone they need it $100.00 just for the appointment and them approximately between $7.000 and $9.000 dollars to try to dissolve the stone, since I did not have insurance I started to look for answers on the internet and that was how I find out about this website. I tried the mix of lemons and olive oil in the morning, I drank 2 oz of lemons juice mixed with 2oz of Olive Oil at 10:30am, I waited and try again at 4:30pm the same day, the next day at 8:30am the stone was out of my body. I think you guys are doing an excellent public service providing this kind of information. Thanks so much ...

Posted by Patrick (Swindon, England) on 12/30/2007

[NAY]  [QUESTION] re: LEMON JUICE AND OLIVE OIL VITAMIN C -- The RDA for vitamin C in adults is 60 mg per day. Large doses of vitamin C are considered to be toxic in persons with a family history of or tendency to form kidney stones or gallbladder stones. Kidney and gallbladder stones usually consist of calcium oxalate. Oxalate occurs in high concentrations in foods such as cocoa, chocolate, rhubarb, and spinach. A fraction of the vitamin C in the body is normally broken down in the body to produce oxalate. A daily supplement of 3.0 grams of vitamin C has been found to double the level of oxalate that passes through the kidneys and is excreted into the urine. with this above, would it not add to your problems by drinking high vit c lime or lemon?

Posted by Malhar (Auckland, NZ) on 12/28/2007

[YEA]  Hi all, The Olive Oil and Lemon Juice remedy is magic for kidney stones. After rolling on the floor in pain, and a few pain killer injections and pills later, this was a life saver. Having gone through lithotripsy last year, I did not really want to go through that again. Fortunately, the specialist was away during the holidays, so did not get an appointment. I decided to give this a shot since I had nothing to lose. 3 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice thrice in 24 hours did the trick for me. The' stone passed with my urine 24 within hours of the last dose. I have to admit that it is not the best taste, but heaps better than the pain. Perhaps the other thing that must have helped is the half litre water I was drinking every one hour and passing urine regularly. There was a time when there was a bit of blood in the urine, but i suppose that's when the stone was making its way down. "Clink" against the porcelin sounded musinc to the ears. I don't know how to thank the creators of this web site and the remedy.

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