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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil  

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Posted by Kelly (Orlando, FL) on 03/07/2008
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Yesterday I woke up with what I thought was a mild stomach ache, but by mid afternoon I realized that it was a kidney stone. I recognized this because almost 4 years ago I had to go to the emergency room for my first kidney stone. I wasn't crazy about going to the hospital again so with a lot of scepticism I decided to try the 2oz of lemon juice, 2oz of olive oil remedy. I drank the first mixture in the late afternoon and then another before going to bed, this time 3oz of lemon juice and 3 oz of olive oil. I finally fell asleep around 3am. I woke up 7 hours later, very surprised that I didn't seem to have anymore pain. A few hours later I passed a 2-3 mm stone with absolutely no pain. What amazed me even more was that my first stone 4 years ago took 4 days to pass while under a doctor's treatment. I'm a believer. Thanks!

Posted by Lewis (Leland, No Car) on 03/04/2008
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I read all the postings about the kidney stone problem. I figured I had nothing to lose since lemon juice and olive oil sound like nothing more dangerous than salad dressing. Bought house brand Virgin Olive oil and house brand bottle of lemon juice (reconstituted from concentrate - whatever that means!) Total cash outlay $4.45. A reasonable amount - considering any alternative treatment. After two days of two swallows per day (2 oz of each, followed by glass of water) pain seemed to subside. After 4 days, ALL GONE! I don't know if the little pebble disolved and passed or if it just reduced in size to where it no longer bothers me. All I know is that if the pain should again be felt, I will start the routine again. It's been a week now - and so far I'm still AOK. Thank you website creators and contributors!

Posted by Mark (Austin, Texas) on 02/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had pain in both kidneys. Tried the olive oil + lemon juice remedy & drank a lot of water. Pains went away in two days.

Posted by Mike (St. Louis, U.S.) on 02/26/2008
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I had my kidney stone for 6 days until i finally found this remedy. I had a 4 mm stone and i wasnt having any pain. I drank tons and tons of water for a week and nothing came out. So i tried the 3oz lemon juice and 3oz olive oil combination. i did this 3 times the first day and 2 times the next two days. by the weekend, i gave up and thought it wouldn't do anything for me. then on monday, i went for a checkup at the urologist. he took an x-ray of my bladder and we couldn't find any stone! His conclusion was that i passed it and didnt even realize it. I was so happy because i didnt have to go through the pain of passing the stone. It probably dissolved into teeny tiny fragments from the lemon juice and olive oil. As far as i know, this remedy worked for me. Chances were that i had a calcium oxalate stone. So for any of your that are skeptical about dissolving kidney stones (and i know everyone is different) give this remedy a try. if this makes you sick, just add lemon juice to your water. Ive read that calcium stones cant survive in acidic conditions. So if you drink a lot of water, stay active, and drink some acidic drinks, you'll have a good chance of breaking up a stone. If i could do it with a 4mm stone, a lot is possible.

Posted by RICHARD BAYOC (TORONTO, CANADA) on 02/22/2008
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EC: No remedy specified! We presume you mean the most popular cure, olive oil and lemon juice?

Posted by B (slc, ut) on 02/19/2008
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I never post much online, but something like this, I felt better weigh in. With my stone, I was willing to try just about anything other than go back through the lithotripsy. I read this a few months ago, and gave the remedy a whirl, didn't do much right away, but after about 4 days of doing the recomended doses, I had virtually no pain or burn while urinating. :-) A few months later, after suffering a couple aftershocks of pain, including one on the golf course, and I could do nothing about it, I started back on the sauce regularly. One evening last week, I was whizzing away, when my whole body jumped and jolted, I was startled as to what had happened. Then I looked at the bottom of the toilet and saw a rock-looking thing.Still have not had it anylized, but I feel better, no pain, no irritation. I dunno, but I think the concoction works, it sure helps if nothing else! Thanks for the help! You can post this if you want.

Posted by Jeanie (Portland, OR) on 02/18/2008
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I wanted to thank you for your recipe of Lemon Juice and Olive Oil. My husband had this terrible pain in his right flank. He knew it was a stone because he had one 10 years ago.

He also has diabetes. We went to emergency where they did nothing.

We were scheduled for a CT scan -- but wanted to try this. The pain was horrible for him. I had him drink it at night and then again the next night. Pain was gone!!!! And he has not had a reoccurence. We are not sure if he passed the stone or not...maybe it was very small! Thanks again.

Posted by Jordan (Providence, RI) on 02/17/2008
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I recently struggled with the pain associated with the movement of a kidney stone for 4 days before coming across the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil remedy. At first I was a bit skeptical, but this was my second time having a stone. The remedy was said to work favorably for calcium oxalate stones, so I decided to give it a try. Day 5 I drank my first dose just before going to bed (followed by 12oz water). Day 6 I experienced the first full day without any pain or medication. I was unsure of whether or not I could drink the mixture two days in a row so I only drank water and juice. Day 7 I drank my second mix some time in the late afternoon (followed by 8oz water). Again, I had no pain or need for medication all day. Day 8 I passed the stone while using the restroom after waking up. There was no pain involved in urinating to pass the stone.

Posted by Lindsey (Portsmouth, NH) on 02/16/2008
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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
4 out of 5 stars

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
1 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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
4 out of 5 stars
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
5 out of 5 stars
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.

Replied by Richard
5 out of 5 stars
O yes, I have been suffering for 2weeks with kidney stones so I tried the Olive oil and lemon juice "nasty taste" 6 times in all and it's unreal how it works. No pain!!

Posted by Todd (Sacramento, CA) on 01/28/2008
1 out of 5 stars

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
4 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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.