Last Modified on Nov 27, 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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[YEA] I've had kidney stones at least 4 times, the last incident was this year. I'm thankful that my daughter told me about the lemon juice and olive oil home remedy, along with the water chaser and then 30 minutes later an apple cider vinegar with lemon juice (everything has to be absolutely organic and no additives). Within a few hours I was relieved of the excruciating pain. No horrendous medical costs and quick relief. The second part to this is to keep those suckers from coming back. Follow this list and it will most likely eliminate forever another excruciating bout with the stones.
Eliminate these food items from your diet:
Caffeine; Sugar and artificial sweeteners; Added salt; Carbonated drinks; Dairy foods and processed foods. Decrease your intake of animal protein and leafy greens like spinach, okra, swiss chard.
I've been following this and so far have not had another incident.
[YEA] Hi, 37 yr/female -IT WORKED FOR ME :) I CANT BELIEVE IT!!
I had a kidney stone 4mm last year, went to ER immense pain, was given cat scan, pain pills Flomax the same as everyone else and sent home pat on the back good luck. I writhed around in pain even with pills for 3 days and finally pasted the stone UGH ...........SO here's where this remedy comes in , I get another ct scan for concern of kidney stones because my likelihood to have them with IBD ( ulcerative colitis) and bummer I have a 3 mm stone sitting in kidney. I said NO WAY am I going to wait for this thing to attack me. I was NOT in ANY pain when I started this.
This is what I did exactly:
@1030am I took 2 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 ounce olive oil mixed together and drank down ( I didn't do two oz of oil because I have a sensitivity to fats/oils) followed by 3 liters of water over the next 6hrs then I repeated above recipe remedy at 430pm then drank 1.5 liters of water. Went to bed after peeing A BUNCH in a urine collector, woke up @630am -peed and BAM there was a stone!!! I DIDN'T FEEL IT AT ALL, NO JOKE DIDN'T KNOW TILL I LOOKED!!! AMAZING!! I measured it on ruler 3mm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously can't believe the difference between this stone passing and my last experience. What a relief this was!
*note: after second dose I felt the lemon was way more acidic feeling in my stomach and was a bit scared that it was gonna burn my insides and I got kinda gassy and heartburn feeling ( took baking soda and relieved that)
* a bit after 1st dose I got a little nausea feeling, probably oil, didn't vomit, wasn't too bad drank hot ginger water
* somewhere in this day I did this I got diarrhea 2x
* I forgot at 1230 pm ( 2hrs after first dose) I swallowed 1TBL organic Apple cider vinegar mixed with a few ounces juice.
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[YEA] I can't speak for anybody else, but I heartily recommend lemon juice. I have had kidney stones twice in the last two years. The first time I went to the emergency room, where they told me I had a kidney stone. They gave me some pain pills and sent me home. The pain pills did very little and the pain was unlike anything I had ever felt. I came upon a web site that recommended lemon juice and olive oil. I mixed a couple of ounces of each and down the hatch it went. An hour later I repeated the procedure. Within the next hour I felt a lessening of the pain and by morning I was pain free.
Fast forward to last night. Once again, the sudden excruciating pain. This time I was ready and within 3 hours I was back to normal. I can promise I will never be without lemon juice and olive oil. I must warn you, olive oil isn't the most sumptuous taste and the lemon juice will make you pucker. The results are well worth the taste.
[YEA] This mix of just 2oz lemon juice with 2oz olive oil worked so fast in stopping the awful pain caused by a 6ml kidney stone, it is an amazing cure. Here is the story, this is the first time I have kidney stones so I really didn't know what I was dealing with, only that the pains were worse than childbirth!
I had excruciating pains on and off for 10 days before I ended up at the ER, in Florida, dehydrated and desperate with pain on the left flank and lower abdomen. The scan results came indicating a 6ml stone in the left kidney, and traces of other stones having already passed. I spent 3 days in the hospital with IV, unable to eat because I would throw up everything, even water. The 3rd day the pains didn't come for 12 hours and the doctors discharged me with a painkiller and vomiting prescription, telling me to comeback in a week!!!! Happily I went home, but 3 hours later the pain and weakness came started to comeback.
In desperation I googled Earthclinic and so the top cure! I squeezed the lemon an oil, whisked it together and gulped down, in 15 minutes I was a normal person again, the pain disappeared, and no more tiredness and dizziness. Now this doesn't last, every 4 hours or so I have take another shot of this or the pain comes with the other awful feelings of nausea, sweating, just unwell. But this beats all the other drugs for pain that I was given at the hospital, I had morphine and oxicodone (can't remember the spelling of this one). The stone still there, it's only 12 hours since I started the olive oil/ lemon juice treatment but I got the pain under control, totally pain free for every few hours until next dose of lemon and oil. I still need to read more about kidney stones treatment and prevention. A million thanks to Earth Clinic and all those who shared their stories, Thank God you guys are around!
[YEA] My 5mm kidney stone was diagnosed in June, when it moved from ureter to my bladder. No pain after that, the doctor told me to call again if it doesn't pass until the end of August. I started to study some more about this and found this site a few weeks ago. I was sure that the stone was still there and had a few days of olive oil & lemon juice, and nothing happened then. Yesterday I had an ultra sound test and surprisingly the stone had disappeared! I was totally surprised. I'm not quite sure if it was the olive oil & lemon combination as I had started adding lemon juice in my water earlier. My guess is that it's the lemon that made the stone dissolve so that I didn't feel absolutely anything. I didn't notice any sediment in my urine either. I also have been eating normally, not limiting any other than rhubarb basically. Drinking a lot more water than I used to of course. And lemon juice is there to stay!
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[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.
[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...
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[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!
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[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!
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Ten Mile, Tn.
[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.
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[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?
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[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 email@example.com. TY EARTHCLINIC. COM & TY GOOD PEOPLE FOR YOUR INTUATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL POSTS
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Ten Mile, Tn.
[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.
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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.
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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?
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