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Kidney Stone Remedies from Home!

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Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Dennis (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 06/17/2013

Question for Ted: How much baking soda should I take to dissolve uric acid kidney stones? Should I be taking anything else with the baking soda? Also, is this the best way to reduce the uric acid in the rest of my body? And is there anything else that would work better? Thanks and God Bless. Dennis

Posted by Chuck (Rockford, Il) on 06/18/2011

[YEA]  This post does not constitute medical advice. I am not a healthcare professional and I have no training in the health field. This post is here solely for the purpose of sharing my story. The information that I am about to share is not a substitute for the expertise and judgment of your healthcare professional. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that this information is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Baking soda overdoses have resulted in people being rushed to the emergency room and even death. You should consult your healthcare professional before taking any course of action.

I tried just about everything for my kidney stones but nothing seemed to work- lemon juice with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, magnesium, and the lemon juice bomb all failed to get rid of my stones. I had acidic urine and I knew that alkalinizing my urine would dissolve my stones that thrived in acidic urine (e.g. Calcium oxalate and uric acid stones). I was initially reluctant to do it because I knew that people can overdose on baking soda and get rushed to the emergency room or even die, but I decided to take the risk. I then tried baking soda (also known as sodium carbonate) and it dissolved my kidney stones by the next day! Here's the dosage information that I used from drugs.com:

Usual Adult Dose for Urinary Alkalinization:

325 to 2000 mg orally 1 to 4 times a day. One gram provides 11.9 mEq (mmoL) each of sodium and bicarbonate.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/sodium-bicarbonate.html

MY STORY

I went on the Atkins diet and my fat was melting off effortlessly. However, a little while after I gave up drinking milk and diet Mountain Dew I noticed that when I tested my urine pH with urinalysis test strips it went from being alkaline to being acidic. I didn't think too much of it at the time as all I cared about at the time was testing for urine protein. Not too long after giving up milk and diet Mountain Dew I got sharp pains in my middle back around the bottom edge of my rib cage. My dad died from kidney failure so I was extremely scared that my kidneys were failing too so I went to my family doctor.

When I went to the doctor, he said that I had a pulled back and did a blood test which showed that my kidney function was great! However, he did his own urinalysis and found blood in my urine. So he said to take it easy on the weightlifting and see him again in 2 weeks. However, the pain turned into aches that spread from my back to my loins and flank. I waited a week but my urinalysis test strips showed that I was still bleeding. At that point I figured it wasn't the weightlifting and then I did some research. My urinalysis test strip didn't show any leukocytes so I ruled out a urinary tract infection (plus infections are rare in men and I am a man). The blood tests showed that my kidneys were fine, plus I didn't see any protein in my urine so I didn't think it was my kidney. So I figured that I probably had kidney stones in acidic urine, which probably meant calcium oxalate or uric acid stones. That's when I found this forum and started trying out the remedies that were suggested.

A. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil - Failure

I took 2 oz of Lemon Juice and 2 oz of Olive Oil once a day for two days. It did absolutely nothing for me. I still felt the aches in my loins and flank and I was still detecting blood in my urine. I figured that I wasn't taking enough so I increased took 2 oz of Lemon Juice and 2 oz of Olive Oil twice a day for 3 days. That did absolutely nothing for me either. So I decided to move onto the next remedy.

B. Apple Cider Vinegar Failure with side effects

I bought the _____ Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother since it seemed that was the one that was recommended. I took a shot (1.5 oz) at midnight and went to bed. But the next day I still had the same aches and still detected blood in my urine. On top of that, I lost my appetite. I felt weaker from the lack of food and forced myself to eat a banana for the entire day. Not wanting to give up so easily, I increased the amount of Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 oz that night. The next day, I got the same disappointing results aches and blood with a loss of appetite.

I went to the doctor after this since it was about the end of 2 weeks. Of course he did the urinalysis test strip and found more blood and then referred me to a kidney doctor (nephrologist). However, I didn't want to see the nephrologist since I figured I had kidney stones, I didn't want to pay for a specialist as I only had disaster health insurance, and I didn't want to have surgery after reading about other people's accounts of pain and side effects after surgery.

C. Lemon Juice Alone So I decided to try the lemon juice without the olive oil and see what would happen. I started out with 2 oz of lemon juice for a couple days and I still had aches and blood. Then I increased it to 4 oz a day for the next few days and still the same results aches and blood. I knew I had to try something new.

D. Magnesium Citrate Reduced pain but not cured

I read Ted's post on magnesium in the gallbladder section and found it very illuminating. Reading the studies on how magnesium was able to not only prevent kidney stones but also cure them in some people intrigued me. It was well worth the read so I am reposting Ted's link:

http://www.mgwater.com/rod16.shtml

I also read Fred's account on magnesium citrate. I found it very interesting that the real reason why lemon juice is supposed to work is because there is potassium citrate in the lemon juice, and the liver then takes the citrate and converts it into bicarbonate (which is a strong base). The bicarbonate then alkalinizes the urine. Having read that very acidic urine is one of the precursors to calcium oxalate or uric acid kidney stones, I was persuaded that magnesium citrate was the type of magnesium that I wanted to take. Here's the link Fred shared on lemon juice and potassium citrate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsqrXkRVk3U

Then I thought about why my kidney stones formed after stopping diet Mountain Dew. I looked at the label and sure enough, diet Mountain Dew has sodium citrate! I figured that's why my urine turned acidic when I stopped diet Mountain Dew (I drank 24-48 oz/day). But I wasn't about to start drinking diet Mountain Dew again!

I also read about how magnesium is able to bind with oxalate in your system and how magnesium oxalate is 567 times more soluble than calcium oxalate and thus reduce the incidence of calcium oxalate stones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalate

I bought 400 mg magnesium citrate tablets at my local health food store and took one everyday for a week. I noticed that about 90% of my pain disappeared, but that 10% pain and the blood in my urine was enough to remind me that I still had kidney stones. But magnesium citrate was successful in that it made the aches and pains bearable.

E. Lemon Juice Bomb reduced blood but not cured

I ran across what I call the "lemon juice bomb" on youtube. This man started by drinking 8 oz of lemon juice and then every hour after that drank 1 oz of lemon juice in 8 oz of water for 12 hours. His pain went away. Here's his video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVjLdBwTVjM

I tried it. Drinking all of that lemon juice really makes you hate the taste of lemon juice. The next morning I had dry mouth, it was an unquenchable thirst. I drank about 2 liters of water just that morning and my mouth still felt thirsty. But when I checked my blood it went down a noticeable amount, but the blood was still there. Thankfully the dry mouth went away the next day, but it was enough to make me not want to do the lemon juice bomb again.

F. Baking Soda SUCCESS!

I was encouraged by the lemon juice bomb in that it decreased my blood, but I wasn't about to go through that experience again. I started thinking how I could get the alkalinizing effects of lemon juice without having to drink lemon juice because by then I HATED drinking lemon juice. Then I started thinking about how the liver takes the citrate from lemon juice and turns it into the strong base bicarbonate to alkalinize the urine to dissolve the kidney stones. I started thinking that instead of trying to beat around the bush and drink lemon juice to get the bicarbonate, why don't I just take straight bicarbonate? I knew that baking soda was a source of bicarbonate in the form of sodium bicarbonate, so I decided to take it. I was initially hesitant to take it because I knew that an overdose of baking soda would send me to the emergency room or even kill me, but I decided to take the risk.

I found on drugs.com a dosage of 325-2000 mg 1-4 times a day to alkalinize the urine. I translated this to about a ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and took it every 4 hours. On the first day at the end of the first day I my urinalysis showed that it decreased my blood! The next morning, my urine was cloudy and that excited me I figured that cloudiness was the remains of my kidney stones! I did the urinalysis but was very disappointed to see that there was still a detectable amount of blood in the urine. I tried increasing the dosage to half a teaspoon but then I felt weak, nauseous, and I had to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes. I think I had a mild overdose but thankfully I recovered about an hour or two later, so I went back to the ¼ teaspoon dose. I continued the baking soda and by the end of the day no blood! No pain! I checked my urine on the third day and it showed no blood too! I went out and bought my favorite beer to celebrate!

Replied by Workaholic2000
Holmfirth, Yorkshire
10/03/2011
Chuck from Rockford - I think you tried every method in the book there Chuck, The Baking Soda SUCCESS was probably just the result of the combined assault you put on the Kidney stones.

Im doing the same thing at the moment - Trying everything! - some small stones are starting to show in my urine - Just got to keep going at it!

Replied by Chuck
Rockford, Il
12/18/2011
It certainly could be the case that it was a cumulative effect, but either way - whether it was cumulative or if the baking soda alone did it - the baking soda was effective and got the bleeding and pain to stop.

Whatever method or methods of remedies you try, I wish you luck in getting rid of those stones!

Replied by Jeff
Dallas, Tx
02/07/2012
I woke up with a kidney stone movement early Friday morning, February 3. Went to the ER, got sedated and a CAT scan, 4.5 MM stone on my right side. Discharged, and told the usual, drink lots of water and try to flush it. This is my second stone in 5 years. I also got a script for Hydrocodone.

I tried all the remedies here: Lemon juice (artificial) and olive oil, no effect. Apple Cider vinegar, no effect. Drank lots of water, no effect. Lots of apple juice, no effect, lots of cranberry juice, no effect. I still have the stone, and I've seen 3 physicians in the past 5 days.

I don't know what kind of stone it is, but nothing has worked. I've been on normal dosages of B6, Magnesium Citrate, and picked up some Stone Free at the health food store. I think that it could be stuff that is helpful on the preventive side, but not anything that could or has helped with this immediate problem.

My urologist shot another x-ray 5 days later, and said the stone was ready to drop into the bladder. But, he said I could either keep flooding with with fluids or he could take it out. I'd rather let it come out naturally, so I'm choosing to stay jacked up on Hydrocodone, and flood the dude out of my system. But, if I'm still not free of the critter in 2 days, I'll have him remove it.

So, sadly, no positive news to report on any of the home remedies, including the jump and bump. I even went for a short run, and made sure to have plenty of bumps, but nothing. The only thing that is working for me is the pain killer, and flooding with fluids. Oh, the urologist did say I could drink plenty of beer, just not with the pain killers. He was obviously all about drinking lots of fluids, and it did not make any difference to him which or what fluids they were. However, he was very skeptical that apple juice would do anything. By the way, I did not try baking soda or chanca piedra.

So, that's it from Dallas on February 7, 2012. Hoping to break it loose in 24 hours.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
02/08/2012
Jeff, I have often drank the non-alcohol beer when my kidneys need that extra natural flush. Another home remedy for Kidney Stones is to eat one large Watermelon and immediately soak in a hot bath for 30- minutes. I don't know much other about this remedy, but it might be worth your search because I have heard that it is very effective AND painless.
Replied by Renee
Sfo, Ca
02/08/2013
This is to Jeff from Tx, please let us know how it ended for you. I too have done everything you have to no avail the last 5 months. Started Chanca Piedra 2 weeks ago. Still praying and waiting.. Did you find another remedy that worked or surgery?
Replied by Tom
Boulder, Co
02/10/2013
This is the most interesting post I have come across. It speaks to the different options and the fact that you may to try them all in combination and they may work together. I can't quite figure out how he knows that baking soda will "replace the alkanization process that the liver produces by processing lemon juice" Anyone have any more info on that?
Replied by Tashimoto
Vancouver, B.c. Canada
04/01/2013
See: Chanca Piedra.... Kidney stones. Chanca Piedra is a herb. It's nickname throughout Central and South America is "stone crusher."

Banaba Tea   1  0   

Posted by Melissa (Pilot Grove, MO) on 10/04/2008

[YEA]  I wanted to add another remedy to your list for kidney stones. I'm still not sure why this one is not getting out there to the people as quick as it should, since it is such a fast and reliable fix. So, I would like to suggest Banaba Tea.(crepe myrtle) I buy mine from the overseas, though I have seen herbal shops online in the US carry it as well. Japan, the Phillipines, and others primarily use it for diabetes control. I guess that because that is such a big deal, they tend to forget what it originally was used for by people and that was kidney stone relief and other kidney ailments. It's fast thank goodness! Not only do I use it, but many friends and family also. It's much better than the regretfull look doctors give you as they hand you pain pills and pat you on the back to say good luck when they send you home to pass one the old fashion way!

Shockingly enough, not only does it dissolve the problem stone but anyone that was sent home with a strainer will be shocked at just how much other potential stone minerals they had in their kidneys as well, when they begin seeing what looks like clumps of wet sugar in their strainer!

One word though, some care does have to be taken on where you buy it from. I have tried to save some money before and ended up with tea that did nothing for me.

Thanks, Melissa


EC: Websites with additional information:

"Banaba leaves have been traditionally used over thousands of years in Philippines and as folklore treatment by the native Indians and more recently used by the Japanese, mostly as tea preparation. Banaba leaves and their ability to reduce blood sugar, and its "insulin-like principle" made it popular herb to be used as herbal decoction and with others in many formulations for controlling blood sugar and weight loss." http://www.sssbiotic.com/product/banaba.asp

Diabetes Information: http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2005/11/01/4440.html
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagerstroemia_speciosa

Replied by Raquel
Davao City, Philippines
01/07/2011
i had pain in my back and tried Horsetail tea for five weeks and pau d'arco tea after that for three days. My pain was releived but back again now. so I'm thinking it's kidney stones, not just kidney prob since I'm diabetic. I'll try the crepe myrtle tea or ACV and see what happens.
Replied by Raquel
Davao City, Philippines
01/08/2011
cebukaw with canyan tea also works, according to my daughter in law who had kidney stones.

Beer   2  1   

Posted by Gustavo Garza (Laredo, Tx) on 11/17/2008

[YEA]  Well my friends I make more kidney stones than a brick factory, and I do think that all the remedies Ive read may have some true in them. But what have worked for me is Corona Beer or Miller Highlife. These are the only two beers that I have certainly noticed help me pass my kidney stones. I drink them 2 or 3 a day before bed time to let it work overnite. and woola. It works and they taste great.

Replied by Ashley
Houston, TX
01/30/2009
That's dangerous advice for someone with oxolate stones. Beer contributes to the formation of stones.
Replied by ANIF
Toronto, ON, Canada
05/31/2009
Instead of Beer you could use the actual ingredients from the beer - Barley.

Consume 1 bowl of barley soup, porridge or any other barley dish in your diet and your kidney stone will flush out and will dissolve.

Replied by Tammy
Eau Claire, WI
07/26/2009
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:

Beer, soy, and sodas ALL contribute to the formation of stones. Soda is high in phosphoric acid. Other foods to avoid contain oxalate, and they are:

- Spinach
- Rhubarb
- Chocolate
- Parsley
- Beetroot
- Strawberries
- Wheat flour
- Pepper
- Nuts

Replied by Colleen
Mesa, Az
01/15/2010
depends on what kind of stone it is.
Replied by Matt
New York, Usa
03/15/2011
[NAY]   I think natural cures are a joke. Ihave had kidney stones since I was 20. I am now 47 ( in two weeks). I have tried everything. The lemon juice and olive oil...... The vinegar and so on. Yet my kidney stones continue to form, continue to hurt, and continue to pass. One was too large to pass and had to be treated by lyhotrypsy and that did not work..... So they had to go in and retrive it.

I wish to GOD these remedies really worked. I am so tired of being in pain. I can't sleep, can't work properly, and can't care for my family they way I should. Kidney Stones are EVIL!!!

Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
03/15/2011
Natural remedies work for plenty of people. Not all things will work the same for all people. I'm sorry you've had no luck so far. I think you need to address the root cause of why you keep developing these in the first place. What is your diet like?
Replied by Vega1vince
Orlando, Fl
05/01/2011
Make sure your ACV is raw unfiltered, unpasterized, organic ACV. Its the mother!
Replied by Workaholic
Yorkshire, Holmfirth
10/01/2011
Dont give up on Lemon / Olive oil or the Cider Vinegar. I am alternating these to daily and using the Cola and asparagus on weekends. I shall continue until my Kidney stones have vanished. I have stopped bleeding and have passed 4 stones so far 3- 4 mm. I have one 10mm stone left to eliminate.
Replied by Jason
Las Vegas, Nevada
11/02/2012
If these remedies have not worked for you then you probably have the kind that only about 10% of people get. I would try 2 tablespoons of baking soda in water a day (Not Arm & Hammer there's aluminum in that kind). Your stones have formed for the opposite reasons 90% of everyone else's has. You need opposite of what everyone else needs. Or so I have read, I have read volumes tryig to get rid of mine.

Posted by Kat (murray, ut) on 12/15/2007

[YEA]  beer, not drink alot, one a week. that will help break down the kidney stone. My grandma went to the doctor when she first had one, they said Beer, and it's helped ever since. even my dad does it. as well as my sister.

Replied by Chops
Napier, New Zealand
11/12/2008
lol sounds like a good excuse to have a couple of beers to me

Calcium Phosphate Stones   0  0   

Posted by Aj (Kansas City, Missouri) on 01/30/2013

I am 26 and have had 5 stone surgeries and I am looking for a natural remedy for CALCIUM PHOSPHATE kidney stones. I have not seen this type mentioned. I've seen the oxalate stones discussed over and over.

Anyone out there have any suggestions for this specific type of stone? It is not the most common and apparently the hardest to treat.

Replied by Happy
Up The Creek In, Wv, USA
02/01/2013
AJ: This is a wild guess: you drink a lot of pepsi cola and coca cola... Which contain huge amounts of a acid called phosphoric acid. To keep you from destroying your kidney tissues due to over-acidity; the body is using a alkaline minieral, calcium, in ion-ic form, at the kidneys. To nutralize some of the phosphorus acidity. The body gets the calcium from bothe the diet and the leaching of your bones. Stones are formed when phosphoric acid meets calcium ions.

cure: stop the cola drinks, and buy some pH testing papers, and try to keep the urine at about 7. 0 pH, or so.... Thru eating and drinking mostly alkaline type foods. Test your urine twice a day to learn which foods can control the acidity of your urine.

good luck.

Catnip   0  0   

Posted by Belle (Asheville, Nc) on 02/22/2013

I recently was told that catnip could be used at the first sign of kidney stone symptoms but was unable to find out in what form the catnip was used and the dosage, etc. Does anyone have information on this subject? From what I gather, it is very effective.

Chanca Piedra   13  0   

Posted by Cathleen (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/24/2014

[YEA]  I've had three surgeries and a painful stent for kidney stones and so when I felt yet another stone I decided I needed to try something different. I found a naturopathic doctor and by the time I made it to an appointment I was already in serious pain from the latest stone. She recounted the many successes she'd had with high-potency, quality chanca piedra (translates to 'stone breaker'). To pass the stone she prescribed high doses and I immediately started on the bottle of Disolvatol purchased from her office (6 capsules per day.. total of 1,350mgs per day). Within a few hours the pain was drastically reduced and later that night I passed the 3mm stone.

She then had me decrease to the normal dosage of just two capsules per day (one morning, one evening... total of 450mgs) to attack the stones before they had a chance to fully form and now I've been 20 months now without one stone. NONE! ZERO! I even had to go back for a scan I had scheduled and my regular doctor was dumbfounded to see that there were no stones visible in the scan (same doctor who told me I was wasting my time with herbs). The previous scan had shown DOZENS of stones but they had all been dissolved. I did later pass one stone but it was tiny and gave me no pain. The rest were just reduced to sand.

The mega lemon regimen did not work for me and just made my stomach hurt but this solution has been a blessing. I did get some pleasure when my regular doctor admitted he was amazed and told me to "keep doing whatever you've been doing" :)

I don't know if you can post photos here on EC but if you can I'll go ask for a copy of my before and after scans.

Posted by Art (California, US) on 08/28/2014

[YEA]  Three weeks ago a friend told me that he had kidney stones that were giving him morphine level pain and the doctor had told him that he had an 8mm kidney stone along with an assortment of smaller stones in his kidneys.

I gave him two bottles of Chanca Piedra and told him to take 6 capsules per day total at a rate of two capsules three times per day or 3 grams total per day.

From the first day he started taking the chanca piedra, his pain went away and he just called me to say that his urologist took xrays yesterday to decide how they would proceed with his treatment and told him he didn't have any stones and he was very lucky! The doctor asked him what he had done and when he started to tell the doctor about taking chanca piedra, the doctor just stopped him, looked at him like he was crazy and told him, 'whatever you did, just keep doing it'. The doctor also asked him if he passed brown urine (blood) or if it hurt much when they passed. He answered by saying that he had been screening his urine and nothing had shown on the screen and he never felt any of the stones pass and there had been no brown urine! The doctor said, 'I don't understand'.

Cost for this cure.......less than $20 for two bottles of chanca piedra including shipping! It worked just like everyone has said here on EC!

Art

Posted by Dave (Utah, US) on 07/28/2014

Chanca Piedra will disolve the kidney stone and it will pass PAIN FREE..After giving chanca piedra to more than 100 people with kidney stones, German physician, Wolfram Wiemann found that 94 percent of them eliminated their stones within two weeks.

Posted by Fej (Texas) on 05/01/2014

[YEA]  I have had over 80 oxylate stones so far - culprits were lots of sweets and salts, and LOTS of soda. Now I eat VERY differently - mostly fruits, some vegs, some lean protein, some probiotic dairy, preferrably goat/sheep (closer to human milk than cow). I know every level of pain except screaming, and was perilously close to that once. I know the emergency room complex at my local hospital intimately. My remedy and preventative is Chanca Piedra. Works like absolute GANGBUSTERS. Literally pulverizes the stone. Turns it into gravel. My stones evidently grow like apples, and acv, etc. causes them to drop whole into my ureters and cause trouble. The operations I've had have caused weakness in my 'pipes'. I take a handful of drops of C.P. daily now, and take it with me on trips. Stone free now!

Posted by Miles (Seattle, Washington, Usa) on 01/15/2013

[YEA]  Just passed my first stone. Hit with extreme pain just before thanksgiving. Doctor sent me for a CT-IVP scan to confirm stone. Found a 5 mm in ureter and gave me 50-70% chance to pass on its own. I was given Flowmax and vicoden. After several painful days, things seemed to be okay. However, I never found anything in my strainer or the toilet. A month later, I have a follow up CT and find that the stone is still there, just resting comfortabley in lower ureter.

Bummer! Urologist wants to go in there, laser it, and leave a painful stent behind. I was willing to do anything to avoid that.

Found this site, read about Chanca Piedra and decided to try it. Took the tea version (ordered from Amazon), twice/day (8 ounces or so at a time). I felt different and though not in much pain, could tell the stone was moving again. Four days later (and two weeks before my surgery), out came the stone! It was still 5mm and rather jagged, but at least is was out. I can't tell you how relieved you feel when you know you don't have to deal with it anymore.

I am convinced this stuff works. Give it a try (be careful as it can mess with your heart and heart rate) and save yourself an expensive and uncomfortable procedure.

Posted by Elisa (Seville, Spain) on 09/26/2012

I went to a naturopath that commented that chanca piedra might destroy the dentin of teeth as it breaks down calcium in the body. I was wondering if maybe Bill would know if that is true.

Lots of love to all earth-cliniquers. Elisa

Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
09/26/2012
Commercial colas do dissolve the calcium in the body. I am not sure whether chanca piedra dissolves the calcium, but it is famously called as Stone Breaker.

From my folk learning it is a liver strengthener, pancreas strengthener. Chanca Piedra is a herb, so use it for the purpose you want to be healed, you will be safe.

FYI, this is a very potent herb.

Replied by Roec
Los Angeles
09/26/2012
There are different forms of calcium and Chanca Pedra effects the calcium-olalate. It does not effect calcium in bone, teeth and denton. If one is still concerned, dry herb cpasules are available.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
09/27/2012
Hi Elisa... It is true that Chanca Piedra is a calcium channel blocker because it solublizes calcium in the body -- which is how it has gained its much-deserved reputation for ridding both gallstones and kidney stones from the body because gallstones and kidney stones contain calcium.

It is also generally true that western diets contain way too much calcium -- in the form of milk, ice cream, yoghurt, cheese etc, which can cause excess calcium problems in the body. Excess calcium in the body will also block the absoption of iodine in the thyroid gland and iodine absorption throughout the rest of the body and so this can significantly contribute to other symptoms and problems like hypothyroid, myalgia pain and loss of energy.

Chanca piedra is also well-known for its anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, lipid lowering, glucose-lowering, blood-pressure-lowering and mildly diuretic effects. CP also has strong hepatoprotective and kidney-protective effects as well. You can see all CP's other beneficial effects here:

http://rainforest-database.com/plants/chanca.htm

http://www.herballegacy.com/Thomas_Medicinal.html

I don't generally use Chanca piedra on a daily basis, but I do use it as a decoction on a monthly basis to help clear any excess calcium from the body and for its liver/kidney protective and reviving effects.

Also, in all the research that I've ever seen on Chanca Piedra, I have never seen any warnings stipulated about its calcium blocking effects in the body(as apart from drug contra-indications). There also seems to be no known overdose limit for Chanca piedra -- the natives in South America have been drinking it as a tonic tea for centuries.

Posted by Jane (Dallas, Tx) on 09/01/2012

[YEA]  Chanca Piedra is the most effective remedy for kidney stones and ureter spasms that your money can buy! I have had serious problems with stones and spasms in the past, and now when I feel a stab in the back from a stone, or a tightening in the ureter areas, I take two droppers full, and like magic the pain and discomfort disappear. The taste is bearable -- kinda like prune juice -- and I carry a bottle in my purse at all times. Even today I had to use it, so here I am reordering and letting everyone know that this is a WONDERFUL product.

Replied by Omar
Houston, Tx
09/02/2012
Please share which brand of Chanca Piedra you are using. I have 7mm calcium stone that moved and causing mild hydronephrosis. I am using "Rainforest liquid". So far stone is still there. No pain though. I have been using Chanca Piedra since 17 August. Started with just few drops and last one week full dose (10 drops) once or twice a day. Please reply or email me.
Replied by Jane
Dallas, Tx
09/03/2012
I use Amazon Therapeutic Labs tincture. I would suggest doubling your dose and wait at least until you finish one bottle if not two before you make a judgement on whether it is working for you.

Posted by C. Young (Summerville, SC) on 08/28/2012

[YEA]  I've had several bouts with kidney stones and went through all of the traditional therapies and treatments, including surgery. Nothing helped and I was left with an extremely large stone that was too large to pass. I did some research and discovered chanca piedra, so I ordered some. A couple months after starting a regime of taking 15 drops 2 X day, my monster stone started moving again. I dreaded the pain I knew would accompany this process and the medical bills we would be facing for treatment. To my surprise, after a few days of mild discomfort, I actually passed the stone that was "too large to pass!!" Moreover, it passed painlessly and my discomfort immediately ended. This stuff is great! I wish I had known about it years ago, as I could have saved a lot of money and avoided some horrific pain. It's the best medical investment I've ever made.

Replied by Terrell
Akron, Oh
08/29/2012
I sent this stuff (Chanca Piedra) to my grandma who also had to have them surgically removed or special medication. She had a separate doctor she would visit quite regularly.

I sent her the herb in tea form, already sealed in a tea bag. She would drink a cup 2 times a day several times a week. Fast forward a year and a half. She gets a call from that doctor to find out what's going on as her once regular visits were now zero.

She said she was so well and things seemed so normal that she eventually forgot about the kidney stones. She then recalled why she started drinking the tea I sent her. I love grandma, she is at the age where she forgets things sometimes. She did not realize all that time that it actually worked.

In the beginning before I sent her the tea, she was complaining about how bad the pain was and that she was in the hospital because how bad the pain was. She was dreading that the pain was returning and foreseeing another hospital nightmare. I immediately thought of that tea, bought it online and sent it to her.


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