Last Modified on Dec 13, 2014
What Are Kidney Stones?
Kidney Stones are crystal aggregations of dissolved minerals in urine that usually form inside the kidneys or the bladder, and can cause a lot of pain when passing them. Symptoms of kidney stones are unfortunately quite painful, though they may not cause any symptoms at all until they start causing pain: pain below the ribs or back, pain in the lower abdomen and groin, pain while urinating, cloudy or strong smelling urine that's colored red or brown, frequent urges to urinate, and nausea.
Fortunately, we have received an overwhelming response from our readers on our kidney stone remedies' page for the combination of lemon juice and olive oil, making it our most popular cure for kidney stones at almost 300 yeas.
Instructions for the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Kidney Stone Treatment Home Remedy:
Mix together two ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice with two ounces of olive oil and drink it all. Follow with plenty of water. Repeat this natural remedy treatment two to three times a day until the stones are passed (can occur anywhere from 1-3 days).
Also check out our original page on Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones!
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[YEA] I passed a stone of undetermined size and composition from my left kidney early Weds morn while at the ER (worst pain of my life). Honestly, I ditched the four prescriptions they were pushing on me and sought a natural means of passing the six total stones of 3-4mm size still left in my kidneys, per a CT scan (can't wait for that bill). So far, I'm impressed with this site and the results of this remedy!
Began the 2oz lemon juice/2oz olive oil remedy + added about 1oz apple cider vinegar yesterday at about 3pm and then again around 5:30pm.
Noticed by 8pm that night, BOTH kidneys were starting to spasm and the pain and nausea increased to about 5/10 (took some ibuprofen, which helped).
Pursued the remedy this morning and at lunch, and I notice each time, after about 20-30 min, there's some spasming in both kidneys and what feels like slight pain in my lower abdomen going from my kidneys to bladder.
Can anyone tell me if this is a normal experience, that the spasming and slight pain in the sides is a true sign of passing broken up stones?
Replied by Sam
12/13/2014Posted by Julia (Burlington Ontario) on 12/09/2014
Hello I have a 9 mm calcium oxylate kidney stone this is stone number 10 for me. I have had lithotripsies and 2 surgeries. My urologyst wants me in for surgery again. I have been reading your posts on this lemon juice and olive oil. I have been now on this for 3 days and am so hoping that this stone will pass. I have been looking for cystone to help but cannot seem to find it here. I have been getting pain in my back for the past 2 days. Has anyone else experienced this plus the nausea?Posted by Tara (Wausau, Wi) on 10/28/2014
Does the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice work for kidney stones still in the kidneys, and other kidney congestion? Is this a way to cleanse and purge the kidneys, or is it only for when you are in pain because a stone has already traveled down the ureter? Thanks!Replied by Ron
10/30/2014Posted by Reignsante (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) on 10/21/2014
[YEA] 3 months ago I felt this worst pain in my life, I came to know that I have several kidney stones from both of my kidneys. Based on my ultrasound result I have 8 stones with (4/8 are 7-8mm in size). The doctor prescribed me a medicine but since I was so worried, I did a research and tried ACV (little sip daily) and lemon juice with water as my normal intake of water everyday. I also tried the lemon juice with olive oil (2oz, 2x a day) for 2 weeks, I don't know but I believe it worked. I passed a stone after a week but I still continued to drink the medicine and the mixture. A month ago, I went back to the doctor since I was feeling some side effects, I am not sure if it was from the medicine or from the mixture. Before the the doctor prescribed me another medicine (herbal - cystone), I did the ultrasound first to see if there was a development, I was surprised, my kidney stones are gone (not literally gone, from 8 stone to 2 stones left). The large stones are gone. I know it worked (the mixture).
PS: You may experience heartburn and acid reflux from taking these mixtures but its worth a try. Good luck people! :)Posted by Gary (Punjab, India) on 10/10/2014
I am a mariner. Before going on ship I had to get the medical done so I went for the ultra sound and then only I came to know that there is a 6x4 mm stone at the entrance of the bladder and one 2x2 mm stone in the right kidney. There is no pain at all. I drank apple juice for one day and than lemon juice and olive oil treatment for 3 days and having one leaf of stonebreaker plant also but still no luck. No change in the size or position of the stones after one week. Can anyone suggest for how long shall I continue this treatment before I go for the operation and which is the best method to get the stone removed?Replied by Prioris
10/10/2014Posted by Christine (Ct, US) on 10/03/2014
[YEA] Olive oil and lemon juice remedy for kidney stones: I did it every few hours and it worked. I used extra virgin Olive Oil and Lemon Juice, 2ozs of each. I was so happy no operation to remove it.Replied by Vinod
10/08/2014Posted by Gary (Lincoln, NE) on 09/30/2014
[YEA] There are three ingredients used in this home remedy. Lemon juice to dissolve the stone, Olive oil to help the smaller stone move along and get flushed our, and cayenne pepper to heal the scratches on the tissues. The C pepper is very important. A few sprinkles of a good grade, organic, finely ground. I do a cup of each liquid, with the C pepper, three times a day, for a couple days, or until the pain goes away.Replied by Mmsg
09/30/2014Posted by Fruitloops (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/12/2014
[YEA] I had pain for months, thought it was uti, finally had a CT in ER two months ago that showed a 5 mm stone in my right ureter a couple of inches from my bladder. Scheduled a follow up with urologist but had to cancel as I have a child that is 2 and needs medical care. The pain would come and go. My frequency and urgency to urinate was the most bothersome. I finally realized I should try and pass this stone to avoid more appointments and surgery. Last night around 10 pm I mixed 2 oz extra virgin olive oil with 2 oz lemon juice. (the liquid squeeze kind, not fresh squeezed) I drank maybe ten to twelve teaspoons of the mixture and really didn't like the oil taste but it was tolerable. I was afraid of getting nauseous as I'm very prone to nausea and figured I would drink more in the morning. I passed my 5 mm stone at 9 am this morning! I must add that I was also using a vibrating back massager on my abdomen and back as I had also read that helps pass stones. I really feel like the lemon juice/olive oil was what caused the stone to pass. It had been in the same place for a long time and today it's out!! I'm so relieved!Posted by Ron (Atlanta) on 09/02/2014
I have a 4-5mm kidney stone stuck in my right ureter (1-2 inches from bladder openning) for about 2 months. I have not had really bad pain like some others have, but has been more of a dull mild discomfort/pain in waves. My urologist gave me flomax, but it did not do anything for me. I tried chanca Piedra in capsule and liquid form for 2 weeks, but nothing happened, but was feeling side effects from it. I started the 2oz lemon and 2oz olive oil twice a day for 5 days and have not passed the stone yet. The only positive thing is that I have not had emergency pain where I immediately need surgery. I am getting my CT scan (already had 2 x-rays which showed the stone) in case I go the surgery route (Ureteroscopy). How long can this remedy take for the stone to pass? If it can take a month I should be able to do that since the pain is not that bad and I've already dealt with it for the last 2 months. I just want to know when I could be sure this remedy is not going to pass the stone.Replied by Ron