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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil  

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Posted by Kim (Chicago Area, IL) on 04/30/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I have been a chronic stone sufferer since I was 19 years old. I am now 31. This latest episode sent me to the ER which of course was pointless because they couldn't see anything on the CT scan and they promptly start treating you like you have a back sprain and you are just in there for the pain meds. ANYWAYS, this time I wanted to try something natural, and I tried the lemon juice/olive oil thing. 2 oz of each twice a day. This is my 3rd day, and my pain is sporadic at best now - definately less intense, and my urine stream is back to normal. I am going to continue drinking it for a couple of more days, but if it doesn't rid you of the stone, it sure makes you feel a whole lot better. I highly recommend this method, for at the very minimum - pain relief so you can function.

Posted by Rey (Jacksonville, FL) on 04/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I was out of town in January and initially thoght I had a UTI due to the blood in my urine. But by the second sleepless night and increased pain in my lower back I realized I had a kidney stone. I'm not one for western medicine doctors since I learned through Wellness/Anti-Aging/Naturopathic practitioners how to get myself off of three blood pressure meds and glucophage (diabetes), I turned to the interent to solve my dilemna. The Kidney Stone Cocktail, 3 oz of olive oil & 3 oz of lemone juice worked after taking it twice within six hours, stone moved within two hours of taking the first cocktail but I took the second cocktail just for good measure. I passed three stones a week later. The Kidney Stone Cocktail chased with a large glass of water definitely works. Many thanks!

Posted by Joe (Pensacola, Florida) on 03/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this web site. I have had bouts with kidney stones for several years and do not think I ever passed one. Did the 2oz lemon juice and 2oz olive oil twice on day one and once second day. Did not notice any pain reduction but a lot of spasms in affected area. Going to the bathroom this evening and an alien shot out of my penis. My wife who is a health care professional said she had never seen a stone so big.Still having some twinges back there and wondering about multiple stones. Will continue to drink concoction for a couple of days and see what else flushes out.

Posted by Erin (Harrison, Michigan) on 03/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Well...I started having UTI pain last Tuesday and it continued on and off until Friday. By Friday it was bad, my whole right side hurt and low pain in my groin area, so I went to the ER. I didn't have any infection, but Cat scan results said I did have several kidney stones, so I got pain meds. and followed up with my family doc. on Monday. She referred me to a Urologist, and I got in with him on Tuesday. He discovered then from an X-ray that I had one larger (7mm) stone in my bladder. I had others in my kidneys, but was going to have to have surgery for the large one in the bladder, cuz it wasn't coming out. Yuck!! I didn't want surgery, but he scheduled it anyway, for the following Wednesday. He also gave me Flomax to take once a day to try to help it come out, but he was 50% sure I would be having the surgery. So I came home Tues. evening and took the pill, but I was still searching for a better resolution, and discover this site. So I mixed it up, 2oz fresh squeezed lemon juice and 2oz olive oil, mixed it up and drank it down. I must say, it didn't taste good, but I immediately drank water and ate a snack following the potion. I went to bed, got up on Wed., and nothing, so I did the mix again Wed. afternoon, I only did it once that day, I was going to do it twice, but never did, cuz I really didn't like the taste. Anyway, got up on Thursday (today), did some stuff and went to work out, got home and around 2pm today, went pee, and out it came!!! It really didn't even hurt, just a little twinge and there it was!! So during this whole time, I really never had any pain other than the day I went to ER (that was because it was making it's way to the bladder). I did feel it twinge here and there, but nothing major. I went to the doc this afternoon, got another X-ray, and it's gone!! I still have some in my kidney, but those are smaller and should be able to pass without problems. He also told me to try to drink at least one or two glasses of lemon with water everyday to prevent more from forming, according to him it won't dissolve them, but just help to prevent. So, I don't know, I did take that Flomax on Tues. and Wed., but I didn't today. So, I don't know if that helped too, but I'd say the potion worked for me!!! The surgery is cancelled!! Thanks so much!!!

Posted by Nick (Tacoma, WA) on 03/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I never post commentaries online, as I believe people's opinions can be biased and prediposed. However, I needed to post my experience using this kidney stone remedy, as within 9 hours of drinking the 2oz olive oil and 2 oz lemon juice mixture, my kidney stone passed!

A brief background on my experience with kidney stones: I had had one previously in 2005, a 4-5 mm renal stone. The experience was uncomfortale and, at times, painful. I initially thought I had appendicitis, as I experienced pain in my side like never before. I felt like I was going to pass out from the feeling. An Emergency Room visit confirmed the stone and, after two weeks of an uncomfortable and agonizing feeling of urinating, it spontaneously passed.

Fast forward two and a half years later when I had the same feeling two weeks ago. I wasn't sure it was a kidney stone until the incessant urge to urinate began a day later. This must be one of the most uncomfortable feelings ever! Not necessarily painful, however, it is extremely difficult to go to sleep and work, as you constantly find yourself in the bathroom trying to rid yourself of this excruciating sensation.

After two weeks, I was ready to try anything. The vicadin wasn't working as well as it did at the onset and I needed a solution. I googled kidney stone remedies and this site popped up. I was, of course, skeptical at first. However, after reading testimonial upon testimonial of people that the remedy had helped, I figured it couldn't hurt.

I simply mixed the 2oz of olive oil with 2oz of lemon juice. I gulped it down quickly and drank a full 8-12oz of water afterward. Just an hour or two before the stone passed, I could tell something was going on. My pain did escalate and I had to take a vicadin, as it was too severe to sit through. However, the pain mysteriously subsided before the pill could even take effect and a few hours later, the stone passed. Maybe this was the remedy taking full effect?

I'm going to a Urologist in a few weeks in hopes of finding preventative measures to never experience this again. However, if I am unfortunate enough to have another kidney stone, you will be certain I'll be trying this remedy before anything else!

Thanks earthclinic!!!!!

Posted by Rob (Ft Laud, FL) on 03/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Olive Oil + Lemon Juice = "The" Remedy. So this is my 3rd kidney stone in 5 years. I went through Lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy (which is incredibly painful afterwards because they make you wear a stent for a week and stings everytime you urinate).

So along comes child #3 and went online to see about passing the stone with the least pain possible.
WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY URIFLOW!!! IT DOESN'T WORK!!! I spent $60 on those pills and all they did to their credit is ease the pain a bit.

It was going on 2 1/2 weeks & 2 ER visits later and I was all out of options until I came on this site and found the Olive Oil & Lemon Juice remedy. Let me tell you that this works!!! I felt a little jolt and pop it came out! Didn't hurt at all.

Thanks so much for posting this remedy. I finally found the answer!!!

Posted by Kelly (Orlando, FL) on 03/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Yesterday I woke up with what I thought was a mild stomach ache, but by mid afternoon I realized that it was a kidney stone. I recognized this because almost 4 years ago I had to go to the emergency room for my first kidney stone. I wasn't crazy about going to the hospital again so with a lot of scepticism I decided to try the 2oz of lemon juice, 2oz of olive oil remedy. I drank the first mixture in the late afternoon and then another before going to bed, this time 3oz of lemon juice and 3 oz of olive oil. I finally fell asleep around 3am. I woke up 7 hours later, very surprised that I didn't seem to have anymore pain. A few hours later I passed a 2-3 mm stone with absolutely no pain. What amazed me even more was that my first stone 4 years ago took 4 days to pass while under a doctor's treatment. I'm a believer. Thanks!

Posted by Lewis (Leland, No Car) on 03/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I read all the postings about the kidney stone problem. I figured I had nothing to lose since lemon juice and olive oil sound like nothing more dangerous than salad dressing. Bought house brand Virgin Olive oil and house brand bottle of lemon juice (reconstituted from concentrate - whatever that means!) Total cash outlay $4.45. A reasonable amount - considering any alternative treatment. After two days of two swallows per day (2 oz of each, followed by glass of water) pain seemed to subside. After 4 days, ALL GONE! I don't know if the little pebble disolved and passed or if it just reduced in size to where it no longer bothers me. All I know is that if the pain should again be felt, I will start the routine again. It's been a week now - and so far I'm still AOK. Thank you website creators and contributors!

Posted by Mark (Austin, Texas) on 02/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had pain in both kidneys. Tried the olive oil + lemon juice remedy & drank a lot of water. Pains went away in two days.

Posted by Mike (St. Louis, U.S.) on 02/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had my kidney stone for 6 days until i finally found this remedy. I had a 4 mm stone and i wasnt having any pain. I drank tons and tons of water for a week and nothing came out. So i tried the 3oz lemon juice and 3oz olive oil combination. i did this 3 times the first day and 2 times the next two days. by the weekend, i gave up and thought it wouldn't do anything for me. then on monday, i went for a checkup at the urologist. he took an x-ray of my bladder and we couldn't find any stone! His conclusion was that i passed it and didnt even realize it. I was so happy because i didnt have to go through the pain of passing the stone. It probably dissolved into teeny tiny fragments from the lemon juice and olive oil. As far as i know, this remedy worked for me. Chances were that i had a calcium oxalate stone. So for any of your that are skeptical about dissolving kidney stones (and i know everyone is different) give this remedy a try. if this makes you sick, just add lemon juice to your water. Ive read that calcium stones cant survive in acidic conditions. So if you drink a lot of water, stay active, and drink some acidic drinks, you'll have a good chance of breaking up a stone. If i could do it with a 4mm stone, a lot is possible.

Posted by RICHARD BAYOC (TORONTO, CANADA) on 02/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars


EC: No remedy specified! We presume you mean the most popular cure, olive oil and lemon juice?

Posted by B (slc, ut) on 02/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I never post much online, but something like this, I felt better weigh in. With my stone, I was willing to try just about anything other than go back through the lithotripsy. I read this a few months ago, and gave the remedy a whirl, didn't do much right away, but after about 4 days of doing the recomended doses, I had virtually no pain or burn while urinating. :-) A few months later, after suffering a couple aftershocks of pain, including one on the golf course, and I could do nothing about it, I started back on the sauce regularly. One evening last week, I was whizzing away, when my whole body jumped and jolted, I was startled as to what had happened. Then I looked at the bottom of the toilet and saw a rock-looking thing.Still have not had it anylized, but I feel better, no pain, no irritation. I dunno, but I think the concoction works, it sure helps if nothing else! Thanks for the help! You can post this if you want.

Posted by Jeanie (Portland, OR) on 02/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to thank you for your recipe of Lemon Juice and Olive Oil. My husband had this terrible pain in his right flank. He knew it was a stone because he had one 10 years ago.

He also has diabetes. We went to emergency where they did nothing.

We were scheduled for a CT scan -- but wanted to try this. The pain was horrible for him. I had him drink it at night and then again the next night. Pain was gone!!!! And he has not had a reoccurence. We are not sure if he passed the stone or not...maybe it was very small! Thanks again.

Posted by Jordan (Providence, RI) on 02/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I recently struggled with the pain associated with the movement of a kidney stone for 4 days before coming across the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil remedy. At first I was a bit skeptical, but this was my second time having a stone. The remedy was said to work favorably for calcium oxalate stones, so I decided to give it a try. Day 5 I drank my first dose just before going to bed (followed by 12oz water). Day 6 I experienced the first full day without any pain or medication. I was unsure of whether or not I could drink the mixture two days in a row so I only drank water and juice. Day 7 I drank my second mix some time in the late afternoon (followed by 8oz water). Again, I had no pain or need for medication all day. Day 8 I passed the stone while using the restroom after waking up. There was no pain involved in urinating to pass the stone.

Posted by Lindsey (Portsmouth, NH) on 02/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Last Saturday morning I felt like I had a UTI, went to the ER because I was very uncomfortable and there was blood in my urine. Initial culture indicated no infection, but I was prescribed the antibiotic Bactrim. The Bactrim provided no relief from my symptoms (constant feeling of needing to urinate, very uncomfortable pressure in what felt like my urethra). Quickly developed mild allergic reaction to the sulfur in the Bactrim (canker sores in my mouth),' and asked for another antibiotic at the Dr. s office. They took a second urine culture, which was also negative for signs of infection, but had trace amounts of blood. I was prescribed Cipro and asked to to to the hospital for an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a 1cm kidney stone at the very end of my ureter, just at the junction of the ureter and the bladder. The Dr. called quickly thereafter saying I would likely need to undergo some type of procedeure to have the stone removed. I then found this site, spent a long time reading the posts and decided to try the lemon and olive oil.

At 10:00pm on Thursday evening I drank 2 oz of lemon juice and sopped up about 1.5 oz of olive oil with some bread. At 6:30am the following morning I noticed the pain was gone in what felt before like my urethra, but now that I have a better understanding of where the ureter meets with the bladder, I knew it had been coming from the spot where the stone was seen. They are extremely close together! Ten minutes later I had, with some serious trepidation, peed out a stone that was 5mm in width. I was thrilled, felt significantly better, and continued taking a few oz. of straight lemon juice and some olive oil (always with bread) throughout the day.

Nothing else visible has come out, but I feel 100% better and can't wait to get the reaction from the Urologist I'm scheduled to see Monday morning! Thanks for this site- I feel as if it saved me from enduring more pain, and a medical procedure to eliminate the stone (not to mention the money it would have cost).

Three month ago I began taking supplemental calcium at the suggestion of my Doctor. I have since read in a number of studies that supplemental calcium (opposed to dietary calcium) is correlated with a higher incidence of kidney stones. If the results from the lab indicated that the stone I passed is the Calcium Oxylate variety, the mystery will be solved!