Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones Cure

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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.


Posted by Chrisf (Surrey Uk) on 02/16/2016 4 posts
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I have had urology problems for many years, and have had lithotripsy twice for separate stones. On both occasions the surgical method was successful for bladder stones. On both occasions the stone has sat in the bladder and has behaved like a float, and blocked off the urethra stopping urine flow.The first time caused intense pain, "epididymitis orchitis" and and septicemia. The reason this happened in the first place was because I had a urethral stricture in the early 90's.

Urologists sorted this by grafting skin from my leg to create a new and enlarged urethra. Now with this treatment you would think it was "job done" but it was if anything the cause of my "epididymitis orchitis" in 2009. The cause was the skin graft in the 90's had hair follicles which grew internally through the urethra and thus restricting flow, retaining urine and over time creating a 10cm stone which suddenly started to release toxins and produce immense pain. I had a repeat of the same in 2010 which was sorted by lithotripsy and the hair inside the urethra was all burned away by laser treatment.

Now I have a new stone and as before the stone settles at the neck of the urethra or somewhere close by. The position stops the urine flow by acting as a stopper. When laying down the stone rests on the nerves around the edge of the bladder which is damn uncomfortable as I always think I need a wee.

Anyway, I do not relish the thought of yet another hospital stay so have been looking at your pages and "cures" concerning this. I have been using the olive oil/lemon juice option and can report very good results so far with the stone quite obviously breaking down and being expelled as gravel. I am encouraged by the results so far and I will update some more in next few days. I set out to try anything that saves the surgical intervention. Watch this space!! The image is exactly how my bladder stone is.


Posted by Lisa (Macon, Ga) on 11/08/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I tried the lemon juice and olive oil mixture. No more flank pain in my right kidney and just waiting on my 2mm stone to pass.


Posted by Cookie22761 (Denham Springs, La) on 07/16/2015
4 out of 5 stars

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...


Posted by Wsb26 (Michigan) on 02/10/2014
4 out of 5 stars

Hi! I just started this lemon juice & olive oil remedy this past week due to symptoms of a possible kidney stone. All i can say so far is that when i get pain in my lower back and around by abdominal, it goes away after drinking this mix. I am still waiting for stone to pass. I really hate this feeling and it is quite frustrating.


Posted by Wendy (Lincoln, Nebraska, United States) on 02/11/2012
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I'm so glad I decided to give this remedy a try! I was up last night with kidney stone pain. I knew that's what it was as I've had them in the past, and one time I even had to have surgery with basket removal to remove a large one. I am currently BFing my daughter, so the thought of Rx pain meds or surgery was not appealing to me. I ran across this site and the olive oil lemon juice remedy and thought I would give it a try. So... At 4AM I drank 1T OO and 2T cold lemon juice and approx 32 oz water. It was awful tasting, but by 530AM I was asleep with no pain. I'm not sure what it's doing to the stone, but I'm just so happy the pain is gone :). I'll try it again with 2T OO/2T LJ tonight. Thanks again for posting this remedy. I'm so happy I decided to try it!


Posted by Johnboy (Floyd, Va) on 06/10/2011
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Thank you so much for the info I am 25 years old and had my first round with kidney stones. When the back pains first started I called my mother for advice she told me there was little that could be done save going to the doctor and since I am unemployed I did not want to go unless I was in so much pain I could not stand it. Then after dealing with the pain for a over a week (during which time I got married) I got online and searched for some home remedies. I found this site and tried the Olive Oil and Lemon juice coctail after doing 2 a day for the last three days. I have passed a few and the pain is getting better. Thank you guys so much for the help.


Posted by Marty (Normal, Il) on 07/24/2010
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I have been in pain for almost a month. The initial kidney stone problem led me to a the ER and I was given pain meds and a "good luck on passing it". The pain continued and I found this page. It is now a month later and I still have the stone (probably hung up on scar tissue from where I had a stone removed a few years ago by surgery)but I swear the lemon and olive oil helped the pain. Maybe it was in my head, I don't know but it helped the pain. Even though I may still have to have surgery this time, I will, the next time I get one, start lemon juice and olive oil right away. It also didn't taste as bad as the vinegar and water did either.


Posted by Emile (New York City, Ny) on 09/12/2009
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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 JJS (Walla Walla, Wa) on 07/24/2009
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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.


Posted by Bill (Staten Island, NY) on 03/16/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Lemon Juice & Olive Oil Remedy- I had read some weeks ago about this remedy. I was searching because I had verified the fact( w/ CT scan) that I had FIVE stones in my right kidney all about 3mm in size. This is my fourth episode with stones over about 15 years, two years ago having a stone about 1/2 inch. It required laser Litroscopy treatment and follow-up. I liked what I had read on this site and decided to give it a try. Over the course of eight days (taking 2oz.oil & 2oz.lemon juice) once each day, I am convinced I had passed at least one and maybe two stones. ( just going by the complete abscence of pain). After what I believe was a positive result, I am trying again to remove the remaining stones if possible. With that, I had taken a "cocktail" yesterday, and late in the afternoon at work I started having significant pain in the typical back area, radiating around front and low into the abdomen. I started taking a volume of water until I could get home for more oil and lemon juice. Here I sit and hope that I will pass this stone sometime between now and tomorrow. The pain associated with these stones has been something I would call "manageable". They are only 3mm size, and I am assuming the oil and juice might be reducing them thus cutting the pain quite a bit. I can remember the pain, nausea and dizziness associated with these things in the past. I am wondering though what the effect of ingesting all this oil and lemon juice might do? I'd be interested in anyone having an opinion on that! Thanks and good luck.


Posted by Dave (Dublin, IRELAND) on 11/23/2008
4 out of 5 stars

kidney stones Well well here i am again tree years on and im back in the same boat,At least the last time two hours in hospital i passed 4mm stone mind you i was stoned from morphine but the site of that stone in the bottom of the loo was heaven,wow i tought thats it, untill last week, was back in hospital for tree days and back for another two in the same week with one of the most horible pains i ever felt,but i new what it was, first thing 7.30am went to the hospital and of course morphine and more morphine and morphine lol happy peace no more pain,ive got the run around from the doctors still no wiser my wife found this site and for the last two day,s have been trying 2oz lemon 2oz olive oil no sign of any stone yet but will persist hopefully it will work, one thing is the pain is gone thks be to god, ohh by the way my 5mm stone is stuck between my kidney and bladder will this method work on a stuck stone please please let me know i,ll have to go under the knife if not, NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. will keep you all posted if anything shift. Your,s hopefully Dave


Posted by Larry (Munster, Indiana) on 09/29/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I'm new to this post, but I would like to thank all the information given. It has at least made my ongoing episode a little more tolerable...
I started with minor back discomfort about two months ago which grew into a visit to my local E.R. Severe flank pain, chills, and profuse sweating came over me. No family or neighbors were around that Sunday so I called 911 which I never though I would have to do. After a brief ten minute transport my pain was close to unbearable as I found myself asking for painkillers. Of course I had to be registered and interviewed and promised the doctor would see me as soon as he could. I did my best to try and not look like a junky. The E.R. was a bit busy but my pain didnt care. I told them I was nauseas they told me to be patient. The only satisfaction I got that day was five minutes later throwing up on the aquarium in the waiting room which to me was like a big 'I told you so'. Well they wheeled me into my little E.R. space then I explained that I thought I had a kidney stone because of a similar incident about 16 yrs earlier. Also my parents have a history of kidney stones. (and all the other severe symptoms at that time).

Due to the severe pain (and urine retention) they stuck a catheter up my 'wazoo' which wasnt a great feeling but not as bad as what I was experiencing in my bladder and ureter. I cant recall the E.R. people ever giving me anything for pain, but the catheder relieved some pressure. The really neat part was when they discovered my catheter wasnt big enough so they pulled it out a replaced it with a bigger one. After a ct scan and a lot of waiting this whole ordeal took about 6 hours, I was told I probably passed a kidney stone. I thought the wait was too long but compaired to other blogs I guess I recived super service.

My 17 year old son picked me up and we promptly went to a local all night drug store to fill a prescription of 20- vicodin 5/500 which I didnt know at the time, is a beginners dose. I took one pill that night and after 20 min. received relief. I had to wait a couple of days to pick up my ct scan report which indicated I am now the proud father of a 2mm calcium oxalate stone.

This was approx.a week ago. Since then I spend my nights reviewing information on the internet at sites like this one, and try to evaluate the best information I can. I rationalizied my final thoughts and course of action regarding my situation and also got some valuable encouragement from my wife. I wish to share my prospective and final evaluation in the hope that this may provide some success in your own situations... Why take the pain ? You must see a doctor or E.R. and get evaluated for pain medication. You will be glad you did and this is what will get you through you malady and keep your sanity (and your wife's as well). Review the home remedies on the internet and if the ingredients are natural they might be worth a try. I tried the coke/asparagas , I am still doing the lemon juice and olive oil. Also cranberry juice, apple cider vineger and of course lots of water. (also tried the jump and bump)

This will at least make you try something proactive as opposed to most doctors who just have you drink water and wait. These remedies take an unknown amount of time to work but at least you now have increased your odds of something working. The lemon juice and olive oil did provide me with relief and it still may break up my stone. Make sure you follow up with a visit to your Urologist. You've got to chart a final course of action.

I've never been one to take pain medication other than aspirin, but I am thankful for vicodin at this time. Hey if you need it you need it.


Posted by Julie (Abingdon, Maryland) on 07/10/2008
4 out of 5 stars

My story so far is as follows. I never had kidney stones before, and realize now that I never did drink enough fluids daily. I was constantly deydrating myself, and will never do that again! Anyway, I went to the emergency room in excruciating pain on July 2nd, 2008. After the lovely and long wait, I got a CIT scan of my abdomen, etc. They said I had two 3mm in my ureta, and one 7mm in my right kidney. I then had what I call the "episode" on that next Sunday night, being in such pain I just did not think I could take it any longer. It is that bad! I finally got in to see the urologist on 7/9 and he said I would need to get the large 7mm ultrasound zapped (as I call it). I was sent home with Flomax, antibiotics (I developed a UTI which I also never had before), and instructions to get an Xray, and maybe in a few weeks I could get the zapping done. I was a bit discouraged with this whole thing, that there never seems to be any urgency on the medical establishment. We are all just supposed to suffer I guess for weeks until they can "fit us in". I am not picking on doctors, but it is frustrating. I started looking for natural ways to help with this, and found the lemon juice and olive oil idea. What I have been struggling with much more than the pain (which really only happend so far on the day I went to the emergency room and that next Sunday), is the urgency feeling of having to run to the bathroom all day. It is like a cramping, spasm kine of thing, and really puts a damper on the day! I took two lemon juice/olive oil treatments yesterday, and already this morning I have no urgency! Nothing passed yet, but I took another dose this morning, and will hopefully have some good effects as the others posted here have had! Thanks to all for the great advice!


Posted by Richard (Boulder, CO) on 06/16/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I'm 28 and have been experiencing progressively worse pain for about a month on the right side of my lower back through to the right ball/testicle/baby-maker, and even down the right but-cheek and inside of my right thigh.

Keep in mind that I'm 28 years old and in very good shape, exercising 24/7. So you can see my concern.

At first I thought I might have testicular cancer on the right ball, but everything feels fine, and I "sense" the pain originating from the right kidney area. The thigh is probably due to toxic or limited blood flow from/to that kidney. Thank heavens our bodies keep the toxins from our hearts and lungs until last, I guess.

I took creatine recently at the suggestion of a physical trainer, and I bet that is the source of the problem, since I can trace my pain to the time I started taking Betagen, first, and then some other creatine loader, pretty much every day. I got really sick, flu-like symptoms, and am just now getting over it. After reading all the other posts, I realized that every piss I was taking while on these supplements was cloudier and cloudier, so that's really why I'm pointing the finger for now.

After doing some quick research and finding this website and discussion, earlier this afternoon, I'm convinced I've got a stone and am trying the lemon juice and olive oil remedy as we speak. Here's the breakdown:

- Found out about miracle cure @ 2:30 pm, at work. Immediately drank 6 glasses of water.
- Went home on bike, (uncomfortable of course) and shopped for ingredients that I'd read about: lemon juice, olive oil, and magnesium, which I'll add to the routine if the little SOB doesn't come out.
- Took first dose at 4:00 pm, roughly. Dose was 3x3 oz lemon juice to olive oil. Drank like 4 glasses of water. Went down no problem.
- At 6:00 pm I drank a bigger dose, 5x5 oz lemon juice to olive oil, but cheated and lathered it up with toasted bread (like the other guy). Go big or go home. Followed with 3 glasses of water.
- It is 6:50 pm Mountain Time and I've got a full chicken in the oven, stuffed with couscous, garlic, and onion, and it's totally lathered in olive oil, which I'll down with a glass of lemon and water, so that everything is basically proportional, 1:1.

So, I'm in mid-recycling state I guess. I'll update tomorrow. I can say that I had a little weird sensation feeling in the kidney about 1/2 hour ago. Hurt and then tickled. Who knows, only time will tell.

Cyndi from NC: Thanks for the suggestion. I think my odds are pretty good, judging by the ratio of success stories to failures/surgeries. Probably around 70%, as long as my innards don't get so lubed up with excess olive oil that they slip outta me. :)



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