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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones Cure

Oct 17, 2017

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are counted among the most painful medical conditions. Fortunately, a combination of lemon juice and olive oil, taken internally will often reduce the pain significantly and cause the stones to pass nearly unnoticed.

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. Kidney stone pain is severe and may be the first sign of kidney stones. 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 are common kidney stone symptoms.

If you are experiencing severe pain and suspect a kidney stone but have not been diagnosed with one, a medical evaluation is wise to rule out other serious health problems that may mimic kidney stones.

Instructions for the Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Kidney Stone Treatment Home Remedy:

Mix together two ounces of 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, which usually takes between one and three days.

What Kind of Lemon Juice Should I Use for Kidney Stones?

Freshly squeezed lemon juice is ideal. However, bottled lemon juice has certainly been helpful to many as an alternative, especially until fresh lemon juice can be acquired.

What Kind of Olive Oil Should I Use for Kidney Stones?

Cold pressed and organic olive oil is preferred but other olive oils have worked well for many over the years.

Do not substitute any other oil for the olive oil. Even coconut oil, useful as it is for health, is not recommended for removing of kidney stones. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil at once is more likely to cause nausea and vomiting than 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And hydrogenated oils are never recommended as part of a healing protocol.

Do I Need to Use the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice on an Empty Stomach?

Using the olive oil and lemon juice on an empty stomach is the favored approach. Do not use the lemon juice and olive oil remedy with a heavy meal or full stomach. It will be harder to follow the lemon juice and olive oil remedy with the necessary water if the stomach is quite full. If it accompanies a heavy meal it is more likely to cause vomiting as well.

Additional Considerations

Consume light meals while using the lemon juice and olive oil remedy. Consuming mostly fruits and vegetables will provide nutrients and energy without overtaxing the system. They will also promote hydration of the body when it needs it most, since fruits and vegetables have high water contents. Don't forget to include some sea salt in your diet to keep water balanced. Some will even add a pinch of sea salt to a glass of water to ensure that extra water consumed isn't just flushed out.

Avoid high fat foods when using this remedy. The olive oil will provide plenty of fat. Additional fats could stress the gallbladder.

Light exercise, like walking compliments the protocol. Strenuous exercise or anything that promotes excessive sweating (which will be dehydrating) is not recommended until the stones have passed.

Pain will likely necessitate extra rest, however, if the remedy (or pain relievers) reduce pain, do not use this as permission to neglect rest. Rest is important when the body is experiencing a significant health issue.

Continue reading to be encouraged by our many readers experiences with this excellent natural remedy!

Have you tried lemon juice and olive oil for kidney stones? Please send us some feedback!

Also check out our original page on Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones!



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Posted by Sue (Fairfax, Va) on 10/13/2017

Does the lemon juice/olive oil treatment for dissolving and moving kidney stones need to be done on an empty stomach? The instructions on the page for it don't specify, and people seem to post success either way. And How much water does one need to drink immediately following the lemon juice/olive oil mixture? Thank you so much!

EC: Hi Sue, we've updated the article. Please check again! Thank you for your comments.

Replied by Sue
Fairfax, Va
10/17/2017

Very helpful! You might also mention that, if people who try this remedy are not used to drinking so much extra water and are also eating more lightly, mostly fruits/vegetables, it would be wise to also make sure they are getting enough sodium (usually in salt.) Low sodium (hyponatremia) can be very dangerous.


Posted by Rick (Acworth, Ga) on 06/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

6/16/2017. Excited. Had kidney stone 6 months ago and it cost $1200 out of pocket for two trips to emergency room. It passed with toradol and flomax (I assume because pain stopped for last 6 months). Got those familiar pains again, but I kept the extra toradol and flomax so I couldself treat at home. Toradol pill took 55 minutes to kick in. I like having the toradol available for emergency, but I know that kind of stuff is horrible for your body. So I started the 2 ounces olive oil and 2 ounces lemon juice 3 times a day. Did this for two days. Just passed the kidney stone into a strainer that I kept also. Literally 10 minutes ago. I am so extremely excited that this worked so quickly. Also had zero pain the last two days. And it was obviously moving. Remember I stopped taking the toradol once I started on the olive oil and lemon juice. Thank you to whoever came up with this!!! This was my third stone. I had surgery for the first one because I didn't know much about them. And the taste really isn't great, but not bad. If you mix it good, tastes like salad dressing. And gone in 3 big gulps. Thanks again!!! Awesome!!!


Posted by Mel (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Life Changing - Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

This WORKS. One member of my family has struggled with kidney stones for years, making stones too large to pass and requiring outpatient surgery. After another expensive ER visit and CT scan, we decided to try the olive oil and fresh lemon juice remedy. What an amazing result! Whisked between 1 or 2 oz each together and chased with a tall glass of water. He only had to drink it once to pass the stone without pain! Since we stared this remedy, he has never been to the hospital again. Life changing.

Ps we recommend using a "grassier" olive oil vs "fruitier" one to make the mixture easier to drink. Makes it tart and refreshing vs tasting like goopy salad dressing.


Posted by Linda (Nc) on 02/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Posting now in the correct spot.

I was in the midst of my 3rd kidney stone. Found out via CT that I had a 2 mm kidney stone high up in my left kidney. I went to the doctor because I was having mild-moderate bladder spasms (which I had experienced only one time before---right after lithotripsy for my first stone of 8 mm in 2002/2003, while I was passing the fragments of the smashed stone for 3 AWFUL WEEKS!! Never will do lithotripsy again!! ). Since then I have had the spasms most of the time, occasional back pain and almost constant tenderness and discomfort in the "female" area. I tried taking Flomax, they put me on Urimat MB (and antispasmodic used for GI issues but has shown to help with bladder spasms too --- and it did help me with mine, but I did not want to stay on it). I took Ibuprofen when I was really uncomfortable, took prescription pain med which did help, but I got some weird reaction 4 hours after taking, so I quit that. Did many hot baths.

This past Sunday night I started to hurt and I mean to HURT. I got on the computer and googled how to get rid of kidney stones and found this site. What a God-send. I am skeptical of natural remedies and as a nurse I understand and value the science of medicine. Um, color me a changed person! I read a few reviews/posts about the lemon juice and olive oil concoction and thought "It can't hurt, I'm pretty desperate, I'll try it".

I took 3 oz. of EVOO and 3 oz. of freshly squeezed lemon oil, poured them into a glass together, pinched my nose and chugged it down. Surpisingly, it did not bother my stomach at all, and I normally can't drink or eat anything "healthy". I went back to reading the reviews, and an hour later was still having a significant amount of pain. I took 600 mg. of Ibuprofen and an hour later (at 1am) my pain had lessened enough and I was tired enough that I went to bed (still in pain).

Woke up 7 hours later and pain was gone. I drank the concoction (but only 2 oz each of EVOO and freshly squeezed lemon juice) that Monday morning and evening. No pain but still no stone. (I had been peeing through a strainer since Sunday afternoon when I started to feel more pain and discomfort). Got up Tuesday morning and even before I looked in my strainer I knew that sucker had passed. It was the FIRST time in 6 weeks I peed and felt no discomfort/tenderness/throbbing/burning upon urination. It felt great! And sure enough, there in the strainer was my stone. I could not believe it. Now, maybe this was a coincidence, but I don't believe in coincidences so I think not. All I know is this: that stone passed easily and I never had any pain after the first downing of the mixture.

I have since purchased the herb Chanca Piedra and will be taking that as a stone preventative but should I end up with another stone, I will immediately begin the lemon juice and EVOO remedy.

To those of you reading this, you have nothing to lose in trying this. I feel for all of those out there suffering with kidney stones and hope you get relief very quickly!

Replied by Leslie
Auburn, Al
05/28/2017

Linda, I'm trusting you on this. Had my 8mm stone blasted last Tuesday and today I'm still in pain and my ureathea keeps spasming. Hubby just went to get some lemons. I hope this works. Has ruined Memorial Day weekend. Supposed to go back to Dr.Tuesday to see if it's gone.

Replied by Laura
Ny
06/03/2017

I'm going through the exact same thing now. Last Sunday I had horrific pain that I tried to just ignore. Early Monday morning it was so bad- my poor family ended up spending their Memorial Day with me at the ER. Dr. Found 3 kidney stones. Had 6mm one blasted with lithotripsy on Wednesday. Still waiting to see if it will pass. Not sure what's happening with 8 mm one they said is still in my kidney. I feel like I have to pee ALL THE TIME! Maybe I should try lemon juice and evoo too. Would love to keep in touch and hear if it worked for you. Thanks!


Posted by Linda (Raleigh, Nc) on 02/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I was in the midst of my 3rd kidney stone. Found out via CT that I had a 2 mm kidney stone high up in my left kidney. I went to the doctor because I was having mild-moderate bladder spasms (which I had experienced only one time before---right after lithotripsy for my first stone of 8 mm in 2002/2003, while I was passing the fragments of the smashed stone for 3 AWFUL WEEKS!! Never will do lithotripsy again!! ). Since then I have had the spasms most of the time, occasional back pain and almost constant tenderness and discomfort in the "female" area. I tried taking Flomax, they put me on Urimat MB (and antispasmodic used for GI issues but has shown to help with bladder spasms too --- and it did help me with mine, but I did not want to stay on it). I took Ibuprofen when I was really uncomfortable, took prescription pain med which did help, but I got some weird reaction 4 hours after taking, so I quit that. Did many hot baths.

This past Sunday night I started to hurt and I mean to HURT. I got on the computer and googled how to get rid of kidney stones and found this site. What a God-send. I am skeptical of natural remedies and as a nurse I understand and value the science of medicine. Um, color me a changed person! I read a few reviews/posts about the lemon juice and olive oil concoction and thought "It can't hurt, I'm pretty desperate, I'll try it".

I took 3 oz. of EVOO and 3 oz. of freshly squeezed lemon oil, poured them into a glass together, pinched my nose and chugged it down. Surpisingly, it did not bother my stomach at all, and I normally can't drink or eat anything "healthy". I went back to reading the reviews, and an hour later was still having a significant amount of pain. I took 600 mg. of Ibuprofen and an hour later (at 1am) my pain had lessened enough and I was tired enough that I went to bed (still in pain).

Woke up 7 hours later and pain was gone. I drank the concoction (but only 2 oz each of EVOO and freshly squeezed lemon juice) that Monday morning and evening. No pain but still no stone. (I had been peeing through a strainer since Sunday afternoon when I started to feel more pain and discomfort). Got up Tuesday morning and even before I looked in my strainer I knew that sucker had passed. It was the FIRST time in 6 weeks I peed and felt no discomfort/tenderness/throbbing/burning upon urination. It felt great! And sure enough, there in the strainer was my stone. I could not believe it. Now, maybe this was a coincidence, but I don't believe in coincidences so I think not. All I know is this: that stone passed easily and I never had any pain after the first downing of the mixture.

I have since purchased the herb Chanca Piedra and will be taking that as a stone preventative but should I end up with another stone, I will immediately begin the lemon juice and EVOO remedy.

To those of you reading this, you have nothing to lose in trying this. I feel for all of those out there suffering with kidney stones and hope you get relief very quickly!

Replied by Eloise
North Carolina
02/18/2017

You might like to know that olive oil and lemon juice is a great salad dressing. Any old salad. Sprinkle salt & pepper, garlic and oregano, toss with olive oil and lemon juice.

Replied by Linda
Nc
02/18/2017

I will NEVER have lithotripsy done again. NEVER. I'm a nurse so when I say I will do anything but that, I know exactly what I am saying. To be fair, I had a friend who also had a kidney stone around the same time with the usual godawful pain, he had lithotripsy and had not one iota of pain afterwards. So, I guess some people have good success.

Replied by Barbara
California
05/06/2017

Does this work for a kidney stone that is 9mm? I was told I couldn't pass this without it being broken up. This is my first one! No pain yet and it is in ureter.

Replied by Linda
Nc
05/08/2017

Barbara, I'm sorry that is a really large stone! The one I had lithotripsy for was 8mm. Will never do lithotripsy again as I stated before.

I am skeptical you will be able to pass your stone naturally due to the size---but that is only MY opinion. I think if it was me I would try the lemon juice/olive oil concoction for a bit, PROVIDED there was no pain. I would encourage you to read the other threads on here because I THINK I read of some folks passing some stones about the size of yours (or close to that size) but I'm not certain. Please don't take anything I say as a recommended course of action---these are just my thoughts. Hang in there and good luck!!

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
05/09/2017

Seems to me that I read that apple juice will break up the stone. Read up on that.

Replied by Barbara
California
05/09/2017

Thank you for your reply - I appreciate any info I can get.

Replied by Julie
California
05/27/2017

Were you fasting while taking this?

Replied by Linda
Nc
05/27/2017

No, I was not fasting.

Replied by Kt
Usa
05/28/2017

Barbara, 1 or 2 T ACV with the 'mother' (it's unfiltered, raw and unpasteurized) to the lemon juice & OO might help.


Posted by Mirna (Maryland ) on 11/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My pain went away about one minute after I took two tablespoons of olive oil (only had regular) mixed with the juice of half a lemon. Decided to try this mixture out of desperation and knowing the same is use to dissolve gallstones. The the pain had begun to spread to my arms and upper back. Thank God is gone.


Posted by A B (Ohio) on 11/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm a 35 year old female with a 6.5mm kidney stone. My first ever.

Exactly one month to the day my kidney stone struck, it "left the building" (so to speak.) The first two days of my stone were dismal. I ended up in the ER, but was released to go home and try to pass the stone with the help of flomax. Initial scanned showed it was way up in ureter, but my urologist wanted to give it time to pass naturally if we could avoid surgery. 2.5 weeks later, a second scan showed it has nested in the lower ureter. During this time, I felt no pain or discomfort whatsoever. Eventually, the stone dropped even lower toward the bladder and at this point I started to experience extreme frequency and urgency. (Imagine a really intense UTI.) In addition, my stone was irritating nerves which were referring pain to the vaginal area. While pain killers didn't do anything for the nerve pain, a good old-fashioned hot water bottled worked wonders. (There's really no dignity in kidney stones, so don't be shy. You just have to stuff it down your pants.) AZO and pyridium did nothing for the urgency. My uro did prescribe oxybutynin, which helps with bladder spasming, and seemed to provide a little relief. This all continued for about a week, but today I started to notice some blood in my urine, which had been a telltale sign that my stone was moving throughout the course of this experience. I also noticed that the nerve pain was intensifying and I was experiencing low-grade back cramps for the first time in weeks. Assuming this meant the stone was trying to make its final descent into my bladder, I threw every tactic at it that I could find.

I did a shot of lemon juice + olive oil. I took an aggressive walk around the block. Did some living room hula hooping motions + side bends. I also used a deep tissue handheld vibrating massager on and off on the area for an hour. I also chugged water like crazy the entire day. This evening I took a hot bath and afterwards noticed that my urine stream was quite slowed despite all the water I was drinking. Assuming that meant the stone was impeding the flow, I continued drinking water and making runs to the toilet every couple minutes for a trickle. A few hours later, I went to the bathroom and was able to get a full and powerful stream going again. I felt a slight burning and much to my surprise (and delight) when I stood up the stone had finally been evicted. People aren't kidding when they say you feel instantly better and back to normal.

I have no idea which of these tactics helped, but I hope some or all will help you. I was originally told it was highly unlikely I'd be able to pass a stone this size, but I'm thankful my urologist gave me a month to make it happen. I'm also SO thankful for all the advice shared on this site!

Replied by Rocky
India
11/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi fellas ..I know you are not feeling good right now as you are browsing searching for that horrible pain that these stones causes ..well, to date I have passed almost 8 -10 stones ranging from 4mm to 8.5 mm ... only once for the very first time I choose lithotripsy for the removal but after that I got used to these evil creatures and used only one remedy to pass them which is lemon and olive oil concoction ... I successfully passed many stones using this method ..

All you have to do is take equal amounts of freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil edible stir olive oil a little over heat and mix lemon juice to it when warm ..Not HOT .. guzzle it as it's very pathetic to taste ..and drink at least one litre of water quickly ....

My piece of advice is do it on empty stomach .. benefits you won't feel like throwing out and choking ...if stone is already out of kidney or moving, I always grab a six pack of beer and drink em up and try to hold the presssure as much as I can ...well doctor says avoid alcohol as it dehydrates but I know while doing this stuff m well hydrated ...I know it hurts but I've decided to keep my body hydrated for the rest of my life or when the stone again strikes.


Posted by Ericanelson611 (Tacoma, Wa) on 10/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Lemon juice (2 oz) and olive oil (2 oz) in a large shot glass chased with 24 oz water 3 times daily was successful in painlessly clearing my kidney stone in 3 days. Ultra sound had been done and determined I most likely would not be able to pass it on my own. I was told I would have to have a medical procedure to clear it. I thought "there must be a better way" and found this web site. My kidney stone was calcium based, so the science makes sense. Had a recurrence a few months later, used the same method, pain again subsided with hours, stone passed in 3 days. Thank you Earthclinic.com!!!

Replied by Linda
Southern Maine
11/01/2016

That's great news! I've been trying to determine if the same process would work with gall stones...what are your thoughts on that? I have a gall stone...it grew from 3mm to 5mm within a year or so and I'm a bit concerned as my sister passed of gall bladder cancer - I've read once a stone reaches 10mm it's more likely to become cancer.

Replied by Steve
Nv
11/01/2016

Check out the Hulda Clark liver/gallbladder cleanse. It makes it much easier to pass gallstones.


Posted by D (Charlotte, Nc) on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank God for this site.. This is the ONLY thing that would help my boyfriend who was in excruciating kidney stone pain.. He is super skeptical about "natural cures" but I swear by them.. After being in the worst pain of his life for about a half hour he decided to take a shot of this concoction that I found on Earthclinic ..

combined a half a lemon with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and within 20 minutes his pain was greatly reduced..

He repeated this 2-3 times every hour or so.. And felt almost no pain when he passed the stone..

Replied by Jennifer
Ohio
09/29/2016

Well.... here goes nothing! I just downed 2 oz of lemon juice and 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil followed by 24oz of distilled water. I had to do it twice because I puked the first round up after about 30 mins. I actually think it was the water that made me sick to my stomach. The lemon juice and olive oil concoction didn't taste NEARLY as bad as I assumed it would based on others' comments. I'm hoping this works! I have a history of kidney stones ( as do both of my parents) and wish I would've seen this natural remedy earlier! I had to have one surgically removed about 7 yrs ago after a lithotripsy was ineffective. I never want to go through that misery again! I am currently uninsured or I would've been to the ER days ago. The pain is almost unbearable. Here's to success for myself and anyone else suffering too!!!

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
09/29/2016

Question for Jennifer and her kidney stones:

You say .... here goes.... that you are downing lemon juice and olive oil for the stones. I've posted on this and read posts on the use of lemon juice in water (one half lemon in glass of water) ... twelve times in a day over a period of up to two weeks and after three days a quarter cup of olive oil to help the stones evacuate.

But it sounded like all you were taking was a one time use of olive oil and lemon juice. Maybe I misunderstood you; but in my reading a LOT of juice will be needed to unlodge the stones, helped by the olive oil. I've had 4 stones and got all of them eliminated but only after at least 3 or 4 days of downing diluted lemon juice. One stone took 10 days. That's 60 lemons!!!! In 12 glasses of water.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn
09/30/2016

HI U DAVE,,,,,,,,, I first learned of this trick at the last paper mill before I retired. Folks there drank apple juice for a week before they did the olive oil and lemon juice thing. Supposedly the apple juice caused the stones to crumble so they would pass. This protocol will work for kidney, liver or gall stones.

We have done this many times to prevent the problems you describe. Now we do this yearly and only get what is called gravel. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Replied by Jennifer
Ohio
10/01/2016

Sorry if I was confusing, I meant here goes my first dose! Since then I've taken it a total of 8 times. I haven't passed any stones yet, but my pain has decreased! I'll keep you posted.

Replied by Karrie
Wisconsin
11/22/2016

Just diagnosed with a kidney stone 9 days ago. E.R trip. Gave me flomax, percoset, antibiotic, anti-nausea meds. Pain was bearable upon returning home. Spent several days doing the ACV trick, on day 5, sudden 'attack' needing the percoset to get thru it. still undecided if it was my 8mm stone that was knocking on the bladdar door in my CT scan, or if it was a new one coming down (was told I have 2 tiny ones in kidney along with my 8mm stone). then I read the pain in the side is also from urine backup, not just stone movement. On day 7, did not see a stone, but suddenly after several beers, urine pouring out if me. next day...felt great, thought stone was passed but I just did not catch it. suddenly here I am 2 days later, side pain and 'uti feeling' is back! Ready to just throw in the towel and get the stent, this stone consuming every aspect of my life. can currently pee larger ampunts than days 1-7, but the side pain is greater. now here I sit with about 8 percosets, no flomax, and bellyache from all the lemon/olive oil and ACV treatments. Been meaning to call the urologist, but figure he'll try to scare me into getting the stent procedure. kind of want a ct scan to see where the heck these things are located at this point. what to do??? at what point do I get the procedure, all this on-and-off blockage cant be good for my body!


Posted by Ana C (L.a., Ca) on 07/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone mid-June when I experienced really bad flank pain on my right side. Found out it was in my right ureter. they just gave me pain meds & antibiotics and said drink plenty of fluids. I had blood in my urine and eventually the pain just stopped. I never caught a stone through the strainer so I thought maybe it passed without me knowing. Met with a urologist and did an xray and they said no stone was present. then on to J uly 18th -- I experience these really bad UTI - like symptoms. urgency to urinate and burning/stinging pain. got lab work and was placed on antibiotics. finished the 7 day treatment and made another appt to see my urologist because the meds didn't do anything and I just knew it wasn't a UTI. I begged for another ct-scan and what do you know... stone is still there.. and now its stuck in my bladder which is causing spams (therefore the urgency/burning feeling) and he said, if you really can't handle the frustration and discomfort anymore, we can do surgery.

So they scheduled me for surgery this coming Tuesday... but I was really trying to avoid that and thats when I came across this olive oil/lemon juice concoction. I started it yesterday morning (7/27) and did 3 shots of it through out the day (bfast/lunch/dinner) and when I woke up this morning (7/28) to use the restroom... BAM! It's at the bottom of the toilet bowl.

Why didn't I just do this the day I found out I first had kidney stones?? I was skeptical too... thinking 'really? ur gonna make me drink olive oil?' ... but I'd say it definitely worked. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! No more surgery for me! :)


Posted by Bmccor (Coronado, Ca) on 07/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been to the ER four times over the last nine years with some serious kidney stone pain. Similar to many other posts, I was treated with lots of pain killers, and eventually sent home with more meds, and told to drink plenty of fluids. My latest episode started the morning of July 4th, and I stayed in bed all day with what I thought was a stomach ache. The following Saturday night I started feeling very poorly, and knew I had to get to the ER before the pain became unbearable. I told the ER doctor I thought I had a kidney stone, but I was not yet doubled over in pain, and he said "you don't look like you have a kidney stone! " I said "trust me, Doc" and sure enough, the CAT scan confirmed another stone. After being released with more pain killers and orders to keep hydrated, I came home and found your website the following day.

I started the lemon juice and olive oil treatment two times per day for three days, then once per day for two days. I was straining my urine with no visible results, and assumed the treatment was having no effect. Tonight (July 20th) I had the urge to urinate before dinner, but could only manage a dribble. After dinner, I felt a mild discomfort in my groin, and easily passed a large, fairly round stone with no serious pain.

I have a follow up appointment with urology, and will post again with an update. I believe the lemon juice and olive oil did the trick for me! Thanks for helping find a natural, pain free cure!


Posted by Jane A. (Berea, Oh) on 06/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My son was in so much pain that he could barely walk. He didn't want to miss work and didn't want to go to the hospital where in the past they had given him a shot of morphine and pain pills and sent him home. I looked up natural remedies for kidney stones.

I found a couple sites about Lemon Juice and Olive Oil.

Every time my son had an episode and went to the hospital they'd just give him morphine and send him home with a bottle of pain pills until he could pass the stone.
Once I read about lemon juice and olive oil remedy he has used it at the slightest ting of pain. I mix doses in the smaller brownish pills bottles 2 TBS lemon juice (have also used Real Lemon and 2 TBS Olive Oil. It fits exactly with room to shake for mixing.
Shake well and take one 1st thing in the morning, lunch, supper and at bed time. For as fast as the bad pain decreases or stops, I think that the olive oil sticks to the sharp edges on the stone so it slides around and then it doesn't scratch the inside of the kidney.

My son says it tastes terrible and he'll never take it again but as soon as he gets one little kidney pain he asks me to make up a batch for him.

Replied by Jen A
Michigan
10/23/2016

"My son says it tastes terrible and he'll never take it again but as soon as he gets one little kidney pain he asks me to make up a batch for him."

My husband says the same thing! :)


Posted by Arnold (Raleigh, Nc) on 05/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've had several small calcium oxalate stones (3-5 mm) since the early 1990s. Fortunately, I've never required medical intervention. Last Thursday I developed the telltale symptoms. I learned years ago when an attack begins, to immediately drink lots of water and if available, a lengthy hot shower on my back where the pain is. The hot shower dilates blood vessels, relaxes smooth muscle to assist in the passage of the stone. While the water and hot shower helped this time, I was unable to pass the stone until today. Since it's Memorial Day, my chances of obtaining medical relief were nil so I started searching for a home remedy. I ran across the oil and lemon juice treatment. I must admit, as a scientist, I was skeptical. Olive oil is not going lubricate your urinary tract and the lemon juice may help dissolve certain kinds of stones. I figured, what the heck, anything is worth a try.

Within an hour, the pain subsided and I think the stone has passed to my bladder. The trick now will be to drink enough water to flush the stone through my bladder. The trick will be to align the stone with my urethral opening and voila, the stone will pop out without much difficulty. It may be a coincidence that the OO and lemon juice seems to work, but I'm a happy camper right now. If you're suffering, it's worth a shot.

Replied by Breenda
Kzn South Africa Durban
08/10/2016

Please tell me which olive oil is it. The one we use for cooking?

EC: Yes, the olive oil used for cooking.


Posted by Bigidiot (New York) on 05/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

IT WORKS! I literally just passed a 3mm stone 5 minutes ago. Wow. After that first wave of nausea and pain, the worst pain I got was noticeable but not crippling and that was only two times on just one day. After that, virtually nothing. No pain, no nausea. I never went to the emergency room or needed medication. My CT Scan showed the stone in my ureter and doc said try to let it pass, if not then lithotripsy. I actually never saw the doc. We did it all by email. Modern times.

For the remedy I was not very scientific. But I drank the juice of one lemon plus an ounce of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) almost every night. I also drank the juice of 1/2 lemon plus approx 2 TBsp of ACV 5 or 6 times each day. I bought a bottle of Chanca Piedra and would mix some in water or beer - usually one dropper full 2 or 3 times per day.

I highly recommend anyone with Kidney Stones try this! This is the real deal.


Posted by Taj2000 (Maryland) on 04/22/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Lemon juice and olive oil for kidney stones definitely works- took my husband to the ER they gave him morphine sent him home with prescription for oxycodone - he had to take two at a time to manage the pain- meds were running out and I found this website, thank God.

2oz of lemon juice with 2 oz of olive oil did the trick. Took one dose at night and the other at 10am next morning -went 24hrs without pain. Well, it wore off and he was hurting- gave him the mixture again and a dose of oxycodone- he went thru the night with no pain and still no pain.

So it works but it will wear off so you have to keep taking it.

Replied by Bigidiot
New York
05/12/2016

A little over a year ago I started having waves of significant (but not blinding) pain, usually lasting 30-40 mins on my left side near the kidney. No visible blood in my urine. I went to a urologist took a CT scan and there was a 4 mm stone stuck in the kidney near the ureter. But it would not descend. Two months later I had shock wave lithotripsy and peed out the broken stone pieces. Problem solved. The original CT scan also revealed a smaller stone on my right side. This Tuesday morning I awoke with the same type of pain but on my right side also with nausea and vomiting. Lasted about five hours. Took some advil and called urologist. Next available appt is in a month but I emailed him (he's a great guy) and he told me to come by, drop off a urine sample and he'll give me a CT scan prescription.

Started doing some research Tuesday night and found this site. The pain and nausea had stopped but I felt a tiny constant pressure in my left side. I started drinking lemon juice mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Probably about 6 ounces each of LJ and ACV total that night. But it was store bought LJ concentrate. Used organic ACV. No problems on Wednesday - drank about another 6 ounces of LJ/ACV too. Woke up this morning with similar type of pain and nausea except much less severe. I immediately drank non-Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I was out of EV) and same lemon juice. About one ounce each. I'm going to the store today to get real lemons and EVOO. Going for CT scan tomorrow. I'll post follow ups. Fingers crossed.



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