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Posted by Elaine (Cleveland, Ga) on 10/30/2009
5 out of 5 stars

left side pain gone! 4 days after taking 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil with 2 oz of organic lemon juice (fresh lemons) I am pain free. I passed some gross looking stuff and have no idea what it was all I know is I feel cleaned out. I also drank a lot of water..just make sure you stay near a toilet. thanks for the remedy and I did not go for my ultrasound I feel great a million thanks!

Posted by Kim (Bethlehem, Ga) on 10/30/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used to get kidney stones all the time but by age 50 I was tired of going to hospital being sent home medicated for pain and paying a small fortune for the "treatment". then I learned about squeezing 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and mixing it with an equal amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is to be swallowed all at once and followed by a large glass of water. Usually within 24 hours, the stones will come out on their own while urinating, sometimes broken down into a little pile of what looks like sand. Take this concoction at the first signs of (what is for many of us) the all too familiar lower back pain.

Posted by Jeffrey (San Jose, Ca) on 10/27/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I took the Olive Oil/Lemon Juice treatment for my kidney stone. I wish that I could say that it has given me any degree of relief at all. It has not. I tried it for 3 days hoping for any diminishment in the pain as an indicator that it was starting to work. I blended 2 ozs of each three times a day. Easy to do. Fairly easy to swallow. Certainly cheap enough. But there was not a drop in pain at all. Maybe the size of my stone(1.5 cms) was also factor in the failure of this remedy. I don't think that I saw a single stone that was as large. Still after 3 days you would think that there would be something of a change after all the positive testimonials that I read last week. I have ordered an online product as a last ditch remedy before I submit to ESWL.

Replied by Miguel
Carson, California

i had a UTI about a month ago and took antibiotics for it. the discomfort went away after a few days. about four days later i began to feel discomfort in my lower right abdomen. i have no health insurance so i did some reading online and came to the conclusion that i developed a kidney infection due to the UTI not clearing up completely. i began taking antibiotics for this and it seemed to start to clear up. then last night i began to get short, stabbing pains in the upper right area of my groin. i did more reading and learned that this may be a sign that a kidney stone could be working its way down the urethra. that the sharp pain was the urethra pulsating as the stone moved down...causing the sharp pains. the pains happened about every three to five minutes and didnt last more than a few seconds. i did the "jump and bump" method to try and help it move along. after almost an hour the pains im guessing the stone is in the bladder now.

my question is..can this really be a kidney stone since i've had no other sympton such as pain in the back or chills or other symptoms associated with kidney stone passing? since im not even sure if this is a stone or not..i'm having doubts about getting started on the lemon and olive oil method.

one thing i've noticed is that almost everyone here were already in pain when they turned to the lemon and olive oil method. has anyone started using this before any pain set in? if so were you able to pass the stone without any pain at all?

if i do have stones they are more than likely struvite stones since all this happened soon after i had a UTI. will the lemon and olive oil method work on these?

Replied by Kathleen
Lynbrook, Ny, USA

Your story mimics absolutely mimics mine. Had all the typical UTI symptoms. Doctor diagnosed an infection in office but days later, called that the lab found blood in urine with no bacteria. I was advised to see a gyno. No problem there. Problem solved a week later.....kidney stones.

Posted by Melinda (Middleton, Tn) on 10/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I see you have multiple yeas; don't know if you even need another, but here goes. My husband was in severe pain (flank pain) I had him try olive oil/lemon juice two tablespoons each, followed by glass of water. Well, thirty minutes later he vomited, and I was the bad guy for sure...then pain went completely away..he passed a stone w/in one day. I am an RN, and when I tried to tell one of my patients about this, I got a puzzled/smirky look from the Dr. that was listening, but I believe in it!

Thanks, Melinda

Posted by Ron (San Antonio, Tx) on 10/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to thank all with there stories of olive oil and lemon juice. I had a 5mm stone x-rayed and found lodged in my ureter on friday afternoon, Doc said it would not pass, so a removal procedure was set up for early monday morning. I found this site at about 10:00pm sunday night (2 hours before my food and drink cut-off of 12:00am). I drank 8oz. of lemon juice and two spoonfuls of canola oil (no olive in house). Pain was almost instantly gone. When I woke up next morning to go to removal procedure a little pain was felt and when Doc talked to me after procedure he couldn't understand where the stone went! I found this site a little late but foward this to friends. thankyou all..

Posted by Amy (Flint, Mi) on 10/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the Olive oil Lemon Juice mix yesterday before going to bed. It WAS hard to get down, I had to chase it with a little food each swallow. I felt yucky, so I went on to bed. When I woke the pain had dulled WAY down!!! It was like I was myself again!!! I am a mother of 3 small children, and am also 7 mths pregnant, so the pain being dulled was huge for me! A BIG FAT YEA from me!!! I advice anyone to try this nasty mix! IT WORKS!!!!!!! I tried it again tonight, but the smell of the oil made me vomit it back up with my first swallow. Be sure and chase it down with some solid food, and at least 3 8oz glasses of water if your trying this. But WOW was it ever worth it!!!!! TY to everyone who posted this remedy!!!!! GOD BLESS!!!

Posted by Junk (Louisville, Ky) on 09/29/2009
5 out of 5 stars

A huge "YEA" to this remedy,

2 oz olive oil and 2 oz. lemon juice for Kidney Stones/Pain.

If you are reading this try it, it works like a charm.

I had kidney pain/stones and in severe pain for 3 weeks and was desperate, severe pain for three weeks.

Although I completely doubted what the simple and safe olive oil and lemon juice mix could possibly have to do with your kidneys, with the many positive ratings I decided to try it.

I drank about 1.5 oz. olive oil and 2 oz. of fresh lemon juice mixed, very important to "mix" so it wont taste too bad.

Results: I felt a little nausea about an hour later.

Then a strange creepy feeling in my gut about 3 hrs later, it felt like "Alien" in my kidneys, I even felt something moving in my good kidney on the other side.

Then I had strange repeated urges to piss.

I didn't piss a stone that I know of, but my chronic 3 weeks of severe kidney pain disappeared ! I could barely get out of bed the day before, and the next mourning was pain free !

Since I took only one dose and had "miraculous" results, I will definitely repeat in a day or two to finish the job.

If you have pain anywhere near Kidneys, TRY THIS FIRST.


It is basically salad dressing, how it has such an effect on your kidneys I don't know, but trust me it works !

Beats the heck out of paying the ER for painkillers and a surgery!

Replied by Eric
Temecula, California

Does anyone have an experience with a larger than average stone? Mine is 2.5cm X 1.5cm. I'm afraid of passing massive chunks if these remedies work!

Posted by Emile (New York City, Ny) on 09/12/2009
4 out of 5 stars

So far so good... I've been struggling with a stone for the past two days now. Didn't want to admit it at first, too many bad memories of my agonizing trip to the ER 4 years ago. Soon though, the pain in my groin was accompanied by that familiar ache in my lower back...Panic set in. Dug around on the web for an hour or so before I found this site, (kept seeing sites that were CHARGING $$$ to give up their great kidney stone home remedies) and began to get discouraged, thinking I was in for another trip to the ER WITHOUT health insurance.

This afternoon, before I even found this site I picked up a nice filet of Sole for dinner and ended up buying 7 lemons to cook it with! I had read about asparagus as a natural diuretic and also bought some rather dubious looking "kidney health" pills. Anyway, cooked the sole with lemon, white wine, shallots and butter, and ate a whole bunch of asparagus. Didn't help much, but then again I wasn't expecting miracles. Then, found thid site and decided I may as well cut up the remaining 4 lemons and drink it down with some EVOO. NASTY to drink, actually gagged a bit on the EVOO, (didn't really measure, just dumped in a shot glass or so)...laid down and tried to read, felt a little bit of stirring in kidneys groin...about 30 minutes later had a massive pee, and no pain at all!

30 hour after that pee I feel like I have to go again, and sitting here typing, I am having a bit of discomfort in my right marble.(sorry :) And the "I have to pee but nothing will come out" feeling is back. :( Guess I need another dose.

Posted by Eric (Greenville, Sc) on 09/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

The 2 oz lemon and 2 oz olive oil works. I tried it 2 hours ago and captured the stones just now. No pain.

I took some lemon with water the first night after the excrutiating pain without knowing what it was and I was well the whole day. The second night I tried the lemon but went to the ER. They gave me a lot of pain medication, idetified the size (4 mm) and sent me to the urologist. He recommended the ESWL treatment and I did it. I would have preffered to do the lemon and olive oil treatment first. I use to sell chemicals to prevent calcium oxalate deposits in paper mills and citric acid (a component of lemon juice) was used very often. There is science behind it.

Posted by Susan (Toccoa, Georgia, United States) on 09/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

6mm stone and I couldn't believe that this really worked on it. I went to the hospital 2:00PM yesterday they did a CAT scan and told my I had a 6mm (1/4") kidney stone. Felt like I was having labor pains & sick to my stomach couldn't keep anything down, one minute I would be sweating the next I would be freezing, absolutely could not be still, excruciating pain, it started about 6:00AM that morning in my lower left back moving around to my left side then to left front then it just stopped. I had one about 3 years ago a 2mm one, so I figured that I knew what it was. When it didn't move for 4 hours I went to the hospital, they put an IV in gave me some pain & nausea meds. did the CAT scan and sent me home with my little screen pan to tinkle in and watch for stone.They said I might pass it and I might not since it was that large. I had to take pain meds. every 3 hours to keep the pain down. I saw this web site this evening and mixed me up 2oz lemon juice and 2 oz olive oil (gross), I had to hold my nose to drink it, I also drank 4-10oz glasses of water right after. Within 2 hours I passed the stone it was 1/4 inch oval. YEA! Thank you so much for this web site I'll be back and I'll tell all my friends about it.

Posted by Vernatod (Banks, Oregon) on 08/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My adult son was suffering from a kidney stone causing blockage resulting in continual pain and difficult and painful urination. Due to a job change and some paper work mix up he is temporarily (we hope) without health insurance and I think he would be close to death before he would get medical attention. Anyway, I discovered your web site and encouraged him to try the lemon juice/olive oil remedy. He took two ounces of lemon juice with two ounces of olive oil two or three times about eight hours apart. About 24 hours after the first dose something changed a bit and although there was still pain, he was able to urinate more freely. After two days, he could tell that the stone had moved a couple inches and on the third day he passed the stone without further pain. Of course we are not completely sure that this was the result of the remedy, but I will surely try it myself if the need arises. Myself and three chidren have all had kidney stones in the past and had them removed by doctors. Those removal procedures were very painful themselves and I will avoid them if possible

Replied by Mitchell C
Nashville, Tn Usa
1 out of 5 stars

I've been using Lemon Juice/Olive Oil combo for 2 months now and was sad to see my x-ray this past Monday reveal the stone has not moved in over a month! It has reached only about 1/4 of the way down my left ureter, and just seems to be stuck. It is less than 5mm but it won't go! My urine specimen revealed NO blood cells, and I have had only a little bit of pain every so often. I've had stones before this, but this is a very strange time. I've ordered some Chanca Piedra tincture and plan to try that... who knows. I am very discouraged. I'm self-employed, and having had stones before, I am in a PRE-EXISTING, EXCLUSIONARY STATUS according to my health Insurance company. So ANYTHING I do, whether diagnostically or procedurally I have absolutely no coverage. My Urologist told me the other day that he would give me 3 months to see if anything passes, and after that he recommends doing a cystoscope/laser removal, leaving me with a stent for a while... "because since you have no insurance, that's the cheapest alternative to ESWL"... what a guy!

Posted by Crissi (Dalls, Tx) on 08/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used the lemon juice/olive oil remedy for kidney stones. An hour or so after the pain set in I drank a mixture of 1/4 cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cheap lemon juice concentrate (the kind tht comes in the plastic bottle shaped like a lemon). I had to add 1/4 cup of orange juice to balance the acidity (it was too much even with my nose plugged) and 2 ice cubes because the lukewarm temperature was distasteful to me. I followed this with about 16 ounces of purified water (reverse osmosis). The pain resumed. About 2 hours later I did the "bump exercise" from this website.
I followed the directions and after about the 10th set of "bumps" I immediately felt relief and the urge to urinate. I passed a small, soft, almost mucousy mass about the size of an eraser and then more smaller pieces the next time I urinated. I have felt perfectly normal since. I think that maybe the oo/lemon juice mixture worked on breaking down the stone and then the exercise helped move it down more quickly? I don't know for sure but I felt like I was in active labor, with pain wrapping from my kidney to my abdomen and within hours of ingesting the remedy and moments of completing the instructions on the previously mentioned website I was finally able to release a respectable amount of pee and have felt perfectly normal ever since!!!

Posted by Joanbaloney (Gardiner, NY) on 07/27/2009

will olive oil/lemon juice mix help kidney stones that are still in kidneys? I've read many of the YEAS for the olive oil and lemon juice remedy for kidney stones, but they all seem to discuss starting the remedy after the stone starts to work its way down the ureter.

I passed a small stone a few weeks ago with excruciating pain. I continued to have discomfort in my left kidney area so I went to get it checked out and they found I have one stone in each kidney, 2-3mm each. So far they're not trying to get out, but I sure would like to get rid of them!

My question is, if I start with the 2 oz each olive oil/lemon juice remedy now, is it likely to help move them from the kidneys or do I need to wait until I feel the pain symptom of one starting down the pipe, so to speak, before I start drinking the concoction?

Replied by Mark
Moojoo, Tn

I've seen your comment on Earth Clinic and was wondering what response you received please? Does this remedy work on stones still sitting in the kidneys? Thanks, Mark

Replied by Shannon
Ottawa, On

Also wondering this same thing. Same situation, a stone in each kidney, about 3-4mm each. Will this work?!

Posted by Shawn Ng (Singapore) on 07/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Lemon + olive oil = Its works

Yea... I woke up on 13/7/09 and felt severe pain at my left lower back. I was on my way to exercise and had to return home because of the pain. At midnight the pain became unbearable and I went to the A&E. They tested my urine and suspected me of having kidney stones. I was then sent home and given two boxes of pain relief and asked to see a specialist ..appt fixed at two weeks later.

Because of the long queue , i couldn't wait any more, I was in deep pain. I saw a private specialist the next day, and was given a x ray and CT scan immediately. That cause me s$500. The urologist confirmed from the scan that I had a 3mm stone causing me the pain.

I was asked to go back and drink a lot of water and continued with the pain killers and wait for the stone to pass out..

I am at a loss..don't know what to do... medically it doesn't seem to help me...I was also worried about the high cost of surgery. I search the web for information. I came to this site, and tried out the lemon juice and olive oil cocktail.

After taking a few doses (once a day) .... the pain is greatly reduced... few days later the pain is gone.I also drink apple juice to soften the stones.

I did pass out some sandy particles and feel that my urine flow is much stronger and light coloured now. I begin to increase my intake of water daily and now feel so much better. I already stop all the medication.

A very sincere thanks to you guys and gals for sharing such a valuable information.

Try the lemon juice and olive oil cocktail if you have kidney stones...If u are afraid at least try one OZ lemon and one OZ olive oil ...just try out..

May all sentient beings be free from pain and suffering....

Shawn Ng

Posted by JJS (Walla Walla, Wa) on 07/24/2009
4 out of 5 stars

My wife started to have exscrutiating pains and having gone the the hospital for a severe UTI ten days earlier just to have the same terrible reoccurring pains after finishing her anti biotic.

Second trip to the ER and an appointment with a urologist later it was determined by a ct scan that a 5mm stone was making its way down the left uteror. Was prescribed Flowmax and still had hydrocodone from the uti.

The hydrocodone did little to nothing for this pain, she was writhing and pacing our hall for relief, it was abundantly clear further doctors visits wouldn't yield anything but a pat on the head and a hope it will pass in time.

There had to be relief somewhere, found this site and the ingenious feedback for different tinctures and remedy's.

this being day 5 of this fiasco I am happy to report that taking 2oz lemon juice concentrate and 2 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil with nose pinched has stopped her pain completely.

She did throw up the contents of her stomach... We tried coke, Heineken, watermelon, tonnes of water, but it ended up with her vomiting cause the pain wouldn't subside.

Just to be safe after throwing up I gave her an table spoon of lemon juice concentrate on her emptied stomach and since she kept that down for an hour loaded her into a hot bathtub and gave her a pain pill.

The pain pill relaxed her enough to sleep in the tub for awhile but... this was about hour three since taking the tincture and an hour after vomiting, the contents didn't look oily oddly enough it looks as if she absorbed enough of the lemon juice to do the magic as this morning shes utterly pain free... just tired.

Gave her a shot glass of the tincture (1 oz each) shes kept it down, which is easier today since theres no pain (duh) lol.

So far. So good. Hoping to see the stone very soon but the RELIEF she experienced this morning is the first relief in days and if your going crazy with this sort of pain do anything.. ANYTHING to take this and keep it down and get comfortable.