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Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Last Modified on Aug 30, 2015


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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Posted by Ruth (Leeds Ma) on 08/28/2015

[YEA]  A kidney stone was found in my right kidney weeks ago. There was some blood in my urine but that was the only symptom until a week and a half ago when I started feeling like I had to urinate all the time. This increased until the past couple of days, when I have had constant urge to urinate and burning. It was unbearable last night and I couldn't sleep. Advil didn't help at all. Then I found out there was a bottle of straight lemon juice in fridge.

I did 1/2 juice 1/2 olive oil, probably about an ounce of each. After about 30 minutes or so (not exactly sure how long), burning lessened and need to pee diminished and suddenly I was comfortable and could relax and go to sleep. I don't know if stone passed but I don't think so. Still comfortable this morning. Why didn't I do this sooner!!! Thanks.

Posted by Cookie22761 (Denham Springs, La) on 07/16/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Just a quick note. I found this site while searching for relief from this 5mm painful kidney stone. I have been fighting with this since November 2014. It is now July 16,2015 and I started yesterday at 6:30 pm and twice did the 2 oz each of virgin olive oil and lemon juice. I could hardly get a couple of table spoons of urine out yesterday. After consuming this mixture twice, 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm. I was up every thirty minutes until 1:30 with a good urine stream and NO PAIN!!! I am so amazed. Will post when stone is passed. I am so amazed. I have been on meds from the doctor off and on since November one to open up the tubes and one for pain. This beat all of that hands down.. I am so looking forward to this stone going away...

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
07/16/2015

HI U COOKIE, lived right up the road from you in 1965 at St Francisville, La. I think what you may be missing..... is apple juice and you need to consume about 16oz a day until the stone is passed. It causes the stone to become soft and crumble.

Wal-Mart has the best apple juice because they still afraid of Sam's ghost. He had a few things that he wanted to be the best and his apple juice was one of those.

Years ago it was only in glass jugs. Now it is in plastic. Plastic contains estrogen which is the reason men are now feminine. They are not full of testosterone , they are now full of estrogen.

ATS =====ORH=======

Posted by Billyg. (Homer, Alaska) on 07/09/2015

[YEA]  On the afternoon of June 22, I experienced extreme left side pain and stomach ache which led to vomiting. This went on for a few hours until I finally had to go to the hospital emergency room after the pain got even worse. I was diagnosed with kidney stones and given intravenous pain killers and anti nausea medication. The doctor wanted me to do a CAT scan to be sure as I had never had kidney stones before and he wanted to make sure that was the problem. I declined and went home with some hydrocodone pain killers. It was only a few hours at home and I was in dire pain again and vomiting up the medication before it could help with the pain.

After a few hours of this, back to the emergency room. More IV pain meds, fluids. and anti-nausea medication. This time the CAT scan showed a 4mm stone in my left ureter near the bladder and a 2.5mm stone still in my left kidney. I went home with Oxycodone pain meds and this time anti nausea meds. For the next 6 days I was on pain killers and ibuprophen waiting for the stone to pass. No luck until I got frustrated and concerned about losing a kidney so I went online searching for information.

I read the earth clinic information about the benefits of drinking 2 oz. fresh lemon juice with olive oil. It was 11:30 pm. and I only had one small lemon in the house so I squeezed it and drank it down with 1 oz. olive oil. I was still in pain throughout the night and had to take some pain meds.

The next morning I went to the store and bought a bunch of lemons.

I started taking the 2 oz. lemon juice/ 2 oz. olive oil/ 12 oz. water every 4 hours. A total of 5 doses that day. Almost immediately, the pain subsided.

The next day one 2 oz. lemon/ 2 oz. oil at 10 am. and another in the afternoon.

I have not had any pain since. Drinking lot's of water throughout the day but have not passed the kidney stone.

Why don't doctors even mention the benefits of lemon juice? They prescribed dangerous pain killers, flomax which has serious side effects, and who knows how long I would have suffered had I not stumbled on your website.

Sincerely, thank you!

Replied by Julie
Vernal, Ut
07/16/2015

How are you doing now Billyg? Have you passed the stone? It is 3:45 AM and I'm up with pain in my left kidney - this will make my 4th stone and I do not want surgery and stents again! Drinking lots of water and husband getting lemons for me later this morning.

Posted by Joe (Florida) on 04/08/2015

[YEA]  5mm stone left uvj! Started the Lemon water few days ago and added the olive oil yesterday.

Actually went crazy with the lemon water yesterday. Got up about 6 times last night but just now I had some good sediment in my urine! Looks like this works along with the Flomax. Actually, had no pain other than some small throbs here and there.

Hopefully, all will flush!

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
04/08/2015

HI U JOE, , , , , , , , are you old enough to remember the comic strip Mandrake the Magician? I thought not. All he had to do was wave his hand and all was good. It appears that is what you expect. Friend , that will not happen. You have to do your part.

For some reason Apple juice will do miracles for stones whether they be in your liver, gall or kidneys. I suggest you buy and read the book ...The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse by Andreas Moritz. Yep, it applies to your kidneys too.

Sorry if I roughed you up, but you young whipper snappers expect everything be given to you. I cut you no slack, but I will try to help you if you help yourself ......so read this book and then tell all what a great guy I am, when you are healed.

Oldern Dirt =======ORH=========

Posted by Meera (Ga, US) on 03/27/2015

[YEA]  Yes, the lemon juice and olive oil works, took 26 days. Almost gave up. Ready for surgery during spring break, but thanks, it helps.

Replied by Colleen
Braselton, Ga
07/07/2015

Meera,

I just started the olive oil and lemon juice. There is 500 calories in each dose. Did you gain a lot of weight during your 26 days on the treatment?

Thank you, in advance, for your reply! :)

Posted by Will239 (Calgary, Alberta) on 03/13/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I was diagnosed a 6mm kidney stone on my left kidney, it is my third kidney stone in 40 years. I found this site with a natural cure, so I try it today and drank 2 oz of lemon juice and 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil mixture as instructed two times today with 6 to 8 cups of distill water. Later today, I found my throat hurt. It's probably from the lemon juice and the taste is awful. At the same time I found an advertising of Renavive from this site. Would anyone have tried it?

Replied by Sktrsmw
Bakersfield, CA
03/18/2015

Will, saw your post about the 6mm stone. I was diagnosed with one as well. Co-incidently I ordered the Renevive yesterday. Can you give me an update on how you are doing? Carol
Replied by Will239
Calgary, Alberta
03/19/2015

I stopped using the mixture of lemon juice and olive oil as it also make stomach upset and diarrhea. Now I am doing lemon juice two times a day with occasional Chanca Piedra tea. So far I don't have pain and have no stones pass from the urine. I have not done anything with the Renevive either. I am going to have another ultra sound test to see if I still have stone six months later. I will keep you informed what will happen. Please let me know if the product worked for you.
Replied by Sktrsmw
Bakersfield, CA
03/19/2015

Will do. I am only on the second day of the lemon juice and olive oil. My stomach seems to handle it with no issues. The Renavive probably will not arrive till next week. I am canceling my hospital procedure scheduled for the 25th today. I figured that if I could have this stone for close to a couple of years now, another month will not kill me. I am also going to get in with another urologist that was recommended by a couple of local friends. Coincidently the dr's name is Dr. Stone. lol
Replied by Hb
Canada
03/29/2015

As a person whom had passed two stones in the past, I can tell you that it works. Instead of 2 oz, you should use 1 oz of each at a time. It's easy to drink and it's not upsetting your stomach or throat. You can do as many times as your stomach can handle ( I did 4 times a day ) and make sure you have one before you go to bed. It could take between few days to few weeks since the stone is light and it takes time to travel from your kidney to the outside world.

Ps: Within 5 to 10 mins of drinking these, the pain should go a way because the lemon juice had soften the stone which usually formed by mineral salts ( It always happened like that for me ). It works better of taking the pain away than Tylenol 3.

Good luck, HB.

Replied by Will239
Calgary, Alberta
03/30/2015

Hi HB,

Thanks for your experience. I will try your way again. So far I have no pain from the stone. It is a good way to kill the piano if that happened to me. Thanks. Will

Replied by Denise
Florida
04/08/2015

wil saw your post 6 weeks ago was in ER with what was diagnosed as 6mm kidney stone, horrible. pain went away but stone still there just had CT stone in same place no changes since leaving ER 6 weeks ago! I've stayed completely hydrated, CT says it is in my ureter just almost where bladder opening is. urologist says I should have surgery (ureterscopy) I don't want to as I'm healthy active distance runner play competitive tennis and the though of this surgery and stent has me overwhelmed and depressed. It is not and has not caused ANY discomfort since that night in the ER 6 weeks ago (2/26/15).. I'm going to try this lemon juice but wonder if I should just wait it out vs opting to have the surgery. Urologist put me back on flomax to see if that helps since I don't want the surgery yet. Please keep me informed of your progress.. I'm soo bummed out over all this, its good to hear others stories and compare.
Replied by Will
Calgary
05/05/2015

[NAY]   I have used lemon juice and Olive oil for about a month and half now. I used 1 Lemon with 1 oz olive oil with apple cider vinegar occasionally two to three times a day and I do the trampoline jump almost everyday. I had an ultra sound test recently and found the stone is about the same size and is still at the same location at the upper pole of the left kidney.
Replied by Racy
Philippines
05/20/2015

Hi, when I took up the lemon and olive oil mixture it cause pain like prickly when urinates, is it ok? Please advise

Posted by Anthony 4 (Cedarkey, Florida) on 02/05/2015

[YEA]  Hi all believers and first timers etc. Before I read these threads or ones like it about 3 yrs ago I had been totally victimized by kidney stones. Since I didn't have health insurance I was also given the crappiest of treatment. For example: instead of immediate surgery I was given surgical stints to bypass my ureters, while I was put on upto 3 month waiting lists for surgery. I have had 6 surgeries and passed 4 stones. Anyway to make a even longer story short, the last time I had stones I found this same remedy: 2oz lemon juice 2oz extra virgin olive oil, with a little cayenne pepper. Within 8 hours pain was gone and kidney stone magically disappeared. PLS BELIEVE THIS REMEDY WORKS. It will save you a potential 90-100k doctor visit as well as missed work and the pain in the a$$ at the hospital if you do t have insurance. I thank god for this site and the good people that have recommended this natural cure. If anyone that reads this needs to get ahold of a true believer in this so they can talk to a actual person that has had kidney stones 26mm to 4-6mm I'm the one and this cure works for sure. My email is tony4pforr@yahoo.com. TY EARTHCLINIC. COM & TY GOOD PEOPLE FOR YOUR INTUATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL POSTS

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
02/05/2015

HI U ANTHONY, , , , , , , , , got a kick out of your joyous post. Yep, it's good when things work out. Guess this was your Glory Hallelujah Day. Nothing wrong with that.

Now your chore is how not the get kidney stones in the first place. You might ask that question for the good EC folks to respond. We all are going to get liver and gall stones and the same formula works for them too, thanks to the late Hulda Clark.

Got her last book ordered, just learned that in her last days she concluded that the fungus that causes cancer comes into your body via your parasites. From her first book she said that all chronic diseases come from parasites. That's when my wife's cats went outside, back in 2007.

Don't beat me up again OM. I be good.

========ORH=========

Posted by Terry (Katy, Tx) on 01/22/2015

[YEA]  I waited until I knew if it worked or not before posting. After finding this site, I tried the 2 oz. Lemon Juice / 2 oz. Olive Oil treatment after experiencing the familiar pain (This was my third kidney stone in the last three years.) I took the dosage twice a day, morning and evening for three days and kept well hydrated. Pain went away within the first hour. Some mild discomfort for the next two days. From the third day forward, no symptoms.

My first stone three years ago was excruciating but passed within two days, in the hospital. Second stone was 13 months ago and excruciating. It was surgically removed after 5 days of agony.

I'm a believer.

Replied by Debbie
Pa
06/23/2015

Thank you for lemon remedy and recipe. I have first kidney stone with water on kidney, high night fevers which subsided, but still have chills and pain at end of urination, and pee, pee, pee constantly. I have RSD with pump for pain meds for my 35yrs with RSD so I am not a wuss. Dr. Is going to use dye and litho to remove stone and stent under general anesthesia. This is 1st stone 5mm but I am pretty much bedridden...except the marathon to the bathroom! I certainly will try the lemon cocktail. Because Dr. Wants to put in another stent after surgery. Since I nearly ended in ICU 2 days from very low blood pressure and high sugar, and weird heart beat with the nite fevers of up to 103.8. They had ice all over me when I was shaking uncontrollably without the ice! I am laughing because I thought I was the only one with stent problems...I am sad for those with constant stones, but so relieved that this is common and I am not crazy. I will have my sister get lemons and replenish my cranberry juice also. I have trouble drinking lots of fluid as reflux and my RSD problems send it back up thru my nose. Best of luck to you and thanks again.

Posted by Jjonas (Wahiawa, Hi) on 01/07/2015

I started out brand new with the first kidney stone as the last event of the 2014 year. As many others have posted (I read them all, yes, every one of them) My docs at the ER did the same things, Pain Meds, IV Fluids, and CT Scan revealing a 5mm stome in my left kidney (or ureter... probably) definitely my left side.... It hurt like nothing I have felt before. I had never been administered much pain meds in my life, and I have been hurt alot.

I am 21 years into the military, with three years in the middle east... medical care is not always available, Codeine pills is the strongest anesthetic I've ever had. At any rate, I got Morphine the first time. WAY Stronger... And they sent me home later after confirming my pee was orange / brown, and that it was blood, the CT scan showed a stone, and I had 4 prescriptions, pain, nausea, inflammation, urine flow... I only get the generics so I don't know the "street names" except Oxcodone, for pain and Ibuprofen, of course for inflammation. with a "sucks to be him" obligatory handshake and here I am...

4 days and several painful iterations later, I think the stone isn't in my bladder yet, I still feel it is in the ureter. I stumbled upon this site as so many others have.... trip to the store today secured all the ingredients, and went on and grabbed some Apple Cider Vinegar too... at 6:35 local time (Hawaii) I took my first 4 oz drink, after a light meal, and it didn't bother me at all, but I do have a pretty solid "plumbing". It smells worse than it tastes. I will take the challenge. I will update, and I will close out my experiences.

In the time it has taken me to write this, I started the familiar pain spasms on my left side, but not nearly as painful, (exactly 30 minutes from the first drink). I'm still on the usual "out with the old water, in with the new water" regime, too.

Replied by Jjonas
Wahiawa, Hi
01/07/2015

No change, second dosage this morning.
Replied by Jjonas
Wahiawa, Hi
01/09/2015

I am on the 4th dose. Still trying. Seems like the pain I was having is less frequent, and less crippling, but having some nonetheless. I am certain the stone is still present, the pains are still the "ureter spasms" kind.
Replied by Joanne
Florida, US
01/09/2015

Hi Jjonas. Sorry to hear of your pain! I know it well! Do you mean fourth dose? At three times a day you've completed one full day and one more dose, right?

I awoke this morning with what I know is kidney stone "movement" in left kidney area. I have taken just one dose of the 2 oz blend of lemon juice and 2 oz extra Virgin Olive oil. Pain has subsided some with a few reminding spasms too. I also am taking Passwan - a Chinese herbal remedy I have used before for kidney stones. I believe this treatment will work! Good luck and look forward to your further updates! Thanks For writing!

Replied by Jjonas
Wahiawa, Hi
01/10/2015

Aloha Joanne,

I took it (2oz/ 2oz, twice a day) for three days now. It seems to have assisted, and I have not had any pains in over 24 hours. I don't think I have passed any stones, however, I don't feel the scratchy feeling deep in my left side, either. So I have one more CT Scan coming up but it isn't for a couple of weeks.

I didn't take my regular 2 doses today. (I'm running low on lemons! )I will take it after dinner tonight though. Just to be safe. I am not sure of how this goes, as this was my first ever stone to pass.

Today is the 4th day, and I have had no twinges, no spasms, no "drop me to my knees" pains, or any at all really, I have been keenly aware of any sudden changes in those areas, mainly because it sent me off looking for pain meds before...

I have had an irritated stomach though. probably from the oil and lemon, but I will take that over the pain any day.

Replied by Rhye
Philippines
03/12/2015

[YEA]   Hi, Just curious after 2 months how are you? Did this treatment work for you? And are you still doing this now? Thank you.

Posted by Joseph (Blue Springs, Mo) on 12/11/2014

[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
Miami
12/13/2014

This is a well known protocol, but one has to prepare first. I have done that not the right way and my friend did and we both, at one moment that lasted hours, thought we would die. Done gently with preparation it works.
Replied by Chris
Ca
02/15/2015

Hi Sam, What do you mean by " one has to prepare first. I have done that not the right way" Can you tell me the preparation first and the right way. I would like to try this remedy. Thanks, Chris
Replied by Nini
Logansport, In
08/29/2015

Yes, I experienced the same pain. I passed a stone and then my second put me in the hospital for nine days with NO insurance. I have since then passed three at home and am working on another as I write this. This is my first time drinking this and I hope it works.
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn
08/29/2015

HI U NINI, , , , , , , , , , , I hope you are doing apple juice for at least 5 days before you do the lemon juice and Olive oil. Other wise, you are just asking for trouble.

The apple juice softens the stones and they break up in to smaller stones and will pass easier.

Wish you well.======ORH===========

Posted 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?

Replied by Bee
New York, US
04/02/2015

Hi, I must have all kinds of stones . I started with the apple juice and ACV and then I drink lemons and then the Chanca piedra tea.. Its been two weeks and yes stones coming out. large ones and small ones.. sand like ones, etc. etc. my pain is getting less but still there... It does take awhile though.. I have not done the olive oil either.. Its just that I couldn't find the tea anywhere so I had to order it online. I am out now and need to get some more..but I will continue with the tea and lemons until I feel the stones are all out.. Good Luck

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
Atlanta, GA
10/30/2014

If it's in the kidney you probably are not in pain. However the mixture will still have the same effect as if it were in the ureter. The stone may not move while it is in the kidney from this mixture, but it should help break it (dissolve it). This is what happened to me when it was in my ureter. It first broke in 2 pieces, 1 piece came out then the second about 10 days later. The doctor was shocked when I showed him the stones. They don't learn that in medical school.

Posted 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
Fl
10/10/2014

Just trying those is not enough. There are a lot of stone breaker remedies. Renavive dissolves the glue of the stone. Chanca piedra is also something to try. My neighbor's stone came out one week after he started the lemon juice and acv.

Posted 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.


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