Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil  

5 star (80) 
  82%
4 star (9) 
  9%
3 star (1) 
  1%
1 star (6) 
  6%
(1) 
  1%
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review


Posted by Will (Calgary) on 05/05/2015
1 out of 5 stars

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.


Posted by Martin (Alabama) on 02/26/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Tried remedy 4 days straight...no success


Posted by Phil (Pinehurst, North Carolina) on 01/18/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Tried this but it did not work. Stone and pain are still there. Pain has increased.


Posted by Mary (portland, maine) on 06/08/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I have a 5mm stone stuck. it has been there for 3 weeks now. I have a doc appt. the 20th so I thought what the heck I will try this olive oil and lemon mix. It was (I gag at anything but didn't at this.) I have tried this 3 times now to no avail. I talked to a dietation, she said it won't help, but it also wouldnt hurt me to try it. I belive the other peoples stones were on their way out anyways, and this won't work on a large stuck stone. I probably will try it a few more times before my doc appt. when they do the scan I will let you know if the stone got any smaller.


Posted by Amy (Bemidji, USA) on 05/30/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I have several stones in my right kidney. After doctoring for weeks, and creating many bills, I decided to take matters in my own hands. I am a nurse, and usually believe in modern medicine, but I thought, hey why not give it a try. I tried the Lemon juice and olive oil thing. I used lemon concentrate the first day. IT TASTESD TERRIBLE. I got nauseated about a 1/2 hour later, but the pain was gone. However no stones came out. Then the next day I bought 2 lemons, and did it again, this time with real juice. This tasted better, but still nauseating, and still no stones. Yet the pain was again gone. The olive oil is a natural anti-inflamatory so I think that's why the pain was gone, not because the stones were gone. Now it's 4 days later, I am still in pain, I have an appointment with a kidney specialist in a few days, and most likely will have surgery. I just want to not make these any more. This is my second run with stones, and I am still fairly young. I'm tired of it!!


Posted by Mike (Townsville, QLD, Australia) on 11/04/2006
1 out of 5 stars

When in pain, people will have a go at just about any remedy to eliminate it. A lthough the idea of taking 2 oz of olive oil and equivalent of freshly squeezed lemon juice didn't appeal to me but after reading the positive responses it sounded like the fix I was after. I presently have a 6 mm kidney stone blocking one ureter which has been well and truly stuck for 2 weeks. I have had them before but the last was in the early 1980s. Living in the tropics (and the southern hemisphere) the onset of each tropical summer usually results in dehydration and an increase in the reporting of kidney stones. I'm a casualty. After each kidney stone attack the stone is only moving fractions of a inch and causing significant bleeding with the result that for half a day afterwards my urine is practically pure blood and then blood clots. Not sure how serious this is, as a nose bleed can look pretty horrendous with blood loss and it is certainly not too much to worry about. CAT scans and x-rays have shown that the stone is hardly moving at all and the next step will be some sort of intervention to eliminate it. As a last hope of avoiding this I have been searching for remedies. I took the mixture of olive oil and lemon juice for 3 nights in a row right before going to bed. Although feeling extreme nausea I managed to keep the concoction down through the night. By the fourth morning I had had enough. I didn't appear to do anything. I didn't really understand how this remedy was going to work giving that it was likely to acidify the bodily fluids and make things worst. The use of olive oil also escapes me, certainly wouldn't act as a lubricant at the level of the urinary tract. As other comments have noted, although there are different chemical composition of kidney stones, the previous ones I had were calcium based and the best approach for these is to alkalize ones bodily fluids, not acidify them. So I am onto sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at a dose of 3.5 g, dissolved in a glass of water, three times a day. I haven't had an attach for 3 days now and the urine is very cloudy, which I suppose could indicate that stones might be dissolving. The jury is still out. As for the olive oil and lemon juice - it didn't work for me. When in pain, people will have a go at just about any remedy to eliminate it. Although the idea of taking 2 oz of olive oil and equivalent of freshly squeezed lemon juice didn't appeal to me but after reading the positive responses it sounded like the fix I was after. I presently have a 6 mm kidney stone blocking one ureter which has been well and truly stuck for 2 weeks. I have had them before but the last was in the early 1980s. Living in the tropics (and the southern hemisphere) the onset of each tropical summer usually results in dehydration and an increase in the reporting of kidney stones. I'm a casualty. After each kidney stone attack the stone is only moving fractions of a inch and causing significant bleeding with the result that for half a day afterwards my urine is practically pure blood and then blood clots. Not sure how serious this is, as a nose bleed can look pretty horrendous with blood loss and it is certainly not too much to worry about. CAT scans and x-rays have shown that the stone is hardly moving at all and the next step will be some sort of intervention to eliminate it. As a last hope of avoiding this I have been searching for remedies. I took the mixture of olive oil and lemon juice for 3 nights in a row right before going to bed. Although feeling extreme nausea I managed to keep the concoction down through the night. By the fourth morning I had had enough. I didn't appear to do anything. I didn't really understand how this remedy was going to work giving that it was likely to acidify the bodily fluids and make things worst. The use of olive oil also escapes me, certainly wouldn't act as a lubricant at the level of the urinary tract. As other comments have noted, although there are different chemical composition of kidney stones, the previous ones I had were calcium based and the best approach for these is to alkalize ones bodily fluids, not acidify them. So I am onto sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) at a dose of 3.5 g, dissolved in a glass of water, three times a day. I haven't had an attach for 3 days now and the urine is very cloudy, which I suppose could indicate that stones might be dissolving. The jury is still out. As for the olive oil and lemon juice - it didn't work for me.