Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones Cure

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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

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

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.

Posted by Chrisf (Surrey Uk) on 02/16/2016 4 posts
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Paulc
Douglas County

I was rushed to the ER after three days of pretty intense pain, they thought it was shingles due to the pain a CT showed there was a 9CM stone. is located about 1/2 into the ureter it didnt block for some reason the abilities to pass urine but caused frequent and low volume more often. A 9cm seems to be about the size of a pea, gees and wonder why it was painful.

Then did laser and then installed a stent between the bladder and kidney in the ureter. I go back tomorrow for another shot at destroying the stone via laser. Then another stent for a week. So far small discomfort I think is more from the stent not sure I have passed and stones yet as after laser there was blood for 4 days and it could have passed.

Not fun and painful, going to give this lemon juice and olive oil remedy a try after the next surgery see if I can eliminate future stones.

Posted by Phyllis (Pompano Beach, Fl) on 01/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Your website is a Godsend. My husband has had over 40 kidney stones in is life. Friday night I had to take him to the emergency room he was in so much pain. He had a 5mm stone they kept him overnight on morphine.

Then I found this website and Sunday I gave him one dose of the two ounces of bottled lemon juice and 2 ounces of extra virgin olive oil in some water (we also put some apple cider vinegar in it).

We repeated that 3 times on Monday. Tuesday morning he got up and passed the stone. He has never passed the stone that fast. He had no more pain after starting the regimen. Thank you so much!

Replied by Down-under Dude
Gold Coast, Australia

I have been reading with interest many of the comments on the lemon juice and olive oil treatment for kidney stones. I have never tried this, but I will most certainly give it a go as I have been a sufferer for my entire life (74 years). From a recent visit and CT scan, I find that I have four stones in my left kidney and three in my right kidney. Fortunately, they are all only about the size of grains of sand but they still make their presencë felt as they "bump up" against the entrance of the ureter.

The main reason I write is that it seems to be an assumption in all of the comments that I have read that all stones will eventually pass through to the bladder. This is not correct, as some stones become too large and/or deformed to progress through the ureter without some sort of surgical or other treatment. All the way back in 1979, I spent some ten days in hospital getting a stone surgically removed - I still have it, and it looks like a piece of black coral, complete with all of the jagged edges. I have attached a photo below.

So, even though this mixture seems to give some pain relief, and helps move the stones in the majority of cases, do not put yourself through unnecessary pain by taking too long to find out the size or "shape" of the stone.

Here's hoping that the mixture will help in stopping the formation of any future stones in my own kidneys.

Replied by Earthling

Good LORD! I saw the picture when I scrolled down to read more posts and saw the title that included "kidney stones" (before actually reading the post) and thought; "Oh my GOD, someone actually PASSED that boulder?! " (lol) YIKES!! It looks like a meteor! :D

I was relieved to read that you had it surgically removed and agree that sometimes, like it or not, the knife is the only way to rid yourself of large stones.

The lemon/olive oil is a great remedy for smaller stones though.

Replied by Tiffanyvill
Columbus, Ohio

Been reading through this, and plan to try the lemon juice OO treatment. Currently suffering with kidney stone in left side and in a great deal of pain. Some borrowed pain killers and wine are helping for the moment. Really trying to avoid the ER and surgery yet again. Have had Cystoscopy and extra corporal lithotripsy twice. Urologist's solution is to keep me on diuretics but this raised my calcium to dangerous levels and endocrinologist took me off them. I hate my Urologist because he doesn't listen to my concerns and will be pissed that someone else changed my meds. Unfortunately, most urologists in this town are with the same practice. Really trying to avoid an ER visit tonight so sent the hubby to the store for lemons. Will let you all know the outcome.

Replied by Kt

Hi Tiffanyvill,

I just wanted to tell you the lemon juice and OO works great. I hope by now you've felt relief! Looking forward to your report!!

Posted by Ln (Or, Usa) on 12/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My second round of kidney stones, and my second round of success with this incredibly efficient (if not a little nasty) cure! Since now I understand what kidney stones feel like, I was able to take a first does immediately after feeling my kidney pain, which I think made a difference in keeping the pain manageable.

I took 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice, added 1.5 ounces of olive oil (shaken together) followed by about a quart of water. I went to bed about an hour later, with the pain reduced enough to allow me to sleep. Repeated in the morning, after breakfast, and although this made my stomach feel horrible, the pain completely disappeared by the afternoon.

I also experienced a sickening headache, which I think must have to do with eliminating all the bad stuff. Luckily, as I continued drinking water all day, the headache cleared by the evening.

Good luck to you all--I am so grateful to have an easily accessible remedy to such a painful condition.

Replied by Rebecca
Newburgh, In

Can frozen Minute Maid lemon juice be used instead of fresh lemons for kidney stones?

Replied by Kt

I have asked about substituting Cocoonut Oil for Olive Oil but have not received a reply. Would someone please reply to that also? Thank you in advance. KT

Replied by Ji
Ontario, Canada

To Rebecca (Newburgh, In) on 01/02/2016. For the olive oil/lemon juice mixture to work on your kidney stones you need to use real unprocessed lemon juice from real lemons. I am speaking from experience.

I went through a period when my diet was bad and I was creating what doctors like to call "gravel" in my kidneys. This gravel would eventually stick together to form larger stones. I I followed a protocol of drinking 2 spoons of lemon juice in water first thing in the morning and eliminated the kidney problem within weeks.

However, when I switched from real squeezed lemon juice to a bottled "so-called real lemon juice" and had a return of kidney stones within 6 weeks. I think the pasturizing, which all bottled liquids go through, kills the active ingredients that you need for this to work.

Replied by Steven Cnx
Chiang Mai Thailand


I had the same question ... It goes rancid too fast inside of us as I understand its only olive oil, cold pressed and organic that will do the job. I have done it 2 times already and was amazed at what came out.

Try an organic coffee enema 2 hours after drinking 8-10oz with a side glass of lemon juice 4oz drinking alternately. This is from my own experience. The feeling of the oil inside isnt what I would call pleasant but what comes after is worth some small discomfort. I didn't collect the stones but took a pic of the first round in the toilet. I also was applying a castor oil pack 3 times a day for 2 hours each time for 2 days prior. I hope this helps.


Posted by Lisa (Albuquerque ) on 11/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've had kidney stones at least 4 times, the last incident was this year. I'm thankful that my daughter told me about the lemon juice and olive oil home remedy, along with the water chaser and then 30 minutes later an apple cider vinegar with lemon juice (everything has to be absolutely organic and no additives). Within a few hours I was relieved of the excruciating pain. No horrendous medical costs and quick relief. The second part to this is to keep those suckers from coming back. Follow this list and it will most likely eliminate forever another excruciating bout with the stones.

Eliminate these food items from your diet:

Caffeine; Sugar and artificial sweeteners; Added salt; Carbonated drinks; Dairy foods and processed foods. Decrease your intake of animal protein and leafy greens like spinach, okra, swiss chard.

I've been following this and so far have not had another incident.

Posted by Pipicarter (Portland, Oregon) on 11/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, 37 yr/female -IT WORKED FOR ME :) I CANT BELIEVE IT!!

I had a kidney stone 4mm last year, went to ER immense pain, was given cat scan, pain pills Flomax the same as everyone else and sent home pat on the back good luck. I writhed around in pain even with pills for 3 days and finally pasted the stone UGH ...........SO here's where this remedy comes in , I get another ct scan for concern of kidney stones because my likelihood to have them with IBD ( ulcerative colitis) and bummer I have a 3 mm stone sitting in kidney. I said NO WAY am I going to wait for this thing to attack me. I was NOT in ANY pain when I started this.

This is what I did exactly:

@1030am I took 2 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 ounce olive oil mixed together and drank down ( I didn't do two oz of oil because I have a sensitivity to fats/oils) followed by 3 liters of water over the next 6hrs then I repeated above recipe remedy at 430pm then drank 1.5 liters of water. Went to bed after peeing A BUNCH in a urine collector, woke up @630am -peed and BAM there was a stone!!! I DIDN'T FEEL IT AT ALL, NO JOKE DIDN'T KNOW TILL I LOOKED!!! AMAZING!! I measured it on ruler 3mm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously can't believe the difference between this stone passing and my last experience. What a relief this was!

*note: after second dose I felt the lemon was way more acidic feeling in my stomach and was a bit scared that it was gonna burn my insides and I got kinda gassy and heartburn feeling ( took baking soda and relieved that)

* a bit after 1st dose I got a little nausea feeling, probably oil, didn't vomit, wasn't too bad drank hot ginger water

* somewhere in this day I did this I got diarrhea 2x

* I forgot at 1230 pm ( 2hrs after first dose) I swallowed 1TBL organic Apple cider vinegar mixed with a few ounces juice.

Replied by Kt

Dear Pipicarter, Thank you for your post. The OO and lemon juice also worked for me after the second dose. Several years ago I had a stone so large it ripped one of my ureters. An IVP revealed I had three ureters, not stones.

I had asked if there was a correlation between IBS and kidney stones. I had also asked EC if I could substitute CO for OO but have not received a reply. I have no transportation now and have four containers of CO, but only a little over a half a 25 oz. bottle of OO.

There was a report about even brand named, imported OO being diluted with cheaper oils to cut costs. I have had to return several bottles because they went rancid. Maybe that is why you felt nauseous.

Replied by Lisa
Macon, Ga
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 Jim (Cumberland, Wi) on 10/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I can't speak for anybody else, but I heartily recommend lemon juice. I have had kidney stones twice in the last two years. The first time I went to the emergency room, where they told me I had a kidney stone. They gave me some pain pills and sent me home. The pain pills did very little and the pain was unlike anything I had ever felt. I came upon a web site that recommended lemon juice and olive oil. I mixed a couple of ounces of each and down the hatch it went. An hour later I repeated the procedure. Within the next hour I felt a lessening of the pain and by morning I was pain free.

Fast forward to last night. Once again, the sudden excruciating pain. This time I was ready and within 3 hours I was back to normal. I can promise I will never be without lemon juice and olive oil. I must warn you, olive oil isn't the most sumptuous taste and the lemon juice will make you pucker. The results are well worth the taste.

Posted by Skelton92 (Tampa, Fl) on 10/02/2015

So here I am having suffered from a 5-6mm kidney stone that decided to come visit while my wife and I were celebrating our Anniversary with our first trip to Las Vegas. Needless to say, it was not the 2nd honeymoon we had hoped for. So it started out with a dull pain on my left side but quickly progressed to the worse pain I've ever experienced in my life and put in the ER on Thursday, 09/17/15. I had a notion it was a stone though I had never had one but remembered a conversation with my brother who was sidelined by one. So the ER did their labs, stuck me in a CT scan and my worst fears had come true. I had a 5-6mm stone lodged in the ureter just down from the kidney so it still had a long way to go. They also found another 2mm stone in both kidneys as well.

The Dr prescribed the usual meds of Flomax and Percocet and said you may or may not pass the stone because the size. So I medicated and actually by Wednesday 09/23/15 I had not more pain and had hoped the stone had ran its course.

HOWEVER, Saturday afternoon I started feeling that dull pain in my left side again and by Sunday I was back hugging pillows and soaking in hot baths and back on the meds. So I finally see a Urologist for the first time this past Tuesday (09/29/15) and he says the stone ain't moving and because it's location he will have to remove it the old-fashioned way. So he says you have until Tuesday evening Oct 6th to pass the stone or he's going in Wednesday morning to extract it. So needless to say I start searching the net to research home remedies.

So today I came across the EarthClinic site here and start reading through the blogs. There was so many entries about the Lemon Juice & Olive Oil remedy I have decided to give it a try and pray I can move that stone out by Tuesday evening. I started my first dose of 1/4 cup lemon juice (lj) concentrate and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (evoo). The first few sips were OK but the more I stirred it, the thicker it got so I had to finish it off with spoon. Then I chased it with a few bottles of water. I am not looking forward to the next dose but am willing to suffer through it if it will help me pass that stone and stay out of surgery. I have also read quite a few testimonies of an Apple Cider Vinegar regimen on EarthClinic and am going to head to supermarket shortly and get what I need for that remedy as well.

There has been a lot of praise for each of these remedies regarding the relief of pain but not many saying they passed the kidney stone which is my primary goal and reason for giving this a shot. I will keep you posted and let you know if it worked for me or not. And I'll take any prayers you want to throw my way as well. Here goes nothing....

Replied by Summer

How often do you take the lemon juice and the olive oil?

Replied by Lynne

What happened? Did you pass the stone or get it removed? I'm in the same boat.

Posted by Tulips (Toronto, On) on 09/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

This mix of just 2oz lemon juice with 2oz olive oil worked so fast in stopping the awful pain caused by a 6ml kidney stone, it is an amazing cure. Here is the story, this is the first time I have kidney stones so I really didn't know what I was dealing with, only that the pains were worse than childbirth!

I had excruciating pains on and off for 10 days before I ended up at the ER, in Florida, dehydrated and desperate with pain on the left flank and lower abdomen. The scan results came indicating a 6ml stone in the left kidney, and traces of other stones having already passed. I spent 3 days in the hospital with IV, unable to eat because I would throw up everything, even water. The 3rd day the pains didn't come for 12 hours and the doctors discharged me with a painkiller and vomiting prescription, telling me to comeback in a week!!!! Happily I went home, but 3 hours later the pain and weakness came started to comeback.

In desperation I googled Earthclinic and so the top cure! I squeezed the lemon an oil, whisked it together and gulped down, in 15 minutes I was a normal person again, the pain disappeared, and no more tiredness and dizziness. Now this doesn't last, every 4 hours or so I have take another shot of this or the pain comes with the other awful feelings of nausea, sweating, just unwell. But this beats all the other drugs for pain that I was given at the hospital, I had morphine and oxicodone (can't remember the spelling of this one). The stone still there, it's only 12 hours since I started the olive oil/ lemon juice treatment but I got the pain under control, totally pain free for every few hours until next dose of lemon and oil. I still need to read more about kidney stones treatment and prevention. A million thanks to Earth Clinic and all those who shared their stories, Thank God you guys are around!

Posted by Annika (Finland) on 09/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My 5mm kidney stone was diagnosed in June, when it moved from ureter to my bladder. No pain after that, the doctor told me to call again if it doesn't pass until the end of August. I started to study some more about this and found this site a few weeks ago. I was sure that the stone was still there and had a few days of olive oil & lemon juice, and nothing happened then. Yesterday I had an ultra sound test and surprisingly the stone had disappeared! I was totally surprised. I'm not quite sure if it was the olive oil & lemon combination as I had started adding lemon juice in my water earlier. My guess is that it's the lemon that made the stone dissolve so that I didn't feel absolutely anything. I didn't notice any sediment in my urine either. I also have been eating normally, not limiting any other than rhubarb basically. Drinking a lot more water than I used to of course. And lemon juice is there to stay!

Replied by Annika

Another doctor told me that the ultra sound test doesn't necessarily find the stone, so there is a possibility that the stone is still there..

Replied by Annika
5 out of 5 stars

Now that I haven't had any symptoms in 8 months, I believe that the lemon dissolved the stone. Now drinking water 1,5-2 l/day, I hope it helps to keep another stone away.

Posted by Ruth (Leeds Ma) on 08/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

A kidney stone was found in my right kidney weeks ago. There was some blood in my urine but that was the only symptom until a week and a half ago when I started feeling like I had to urinate all the time. This increased until the past couple of days, when I have had constant urge to urinate and burning. It was unbearable last night and I couldn't sleep. Advil didn't help at all. Then I found out there was a bottle of straight lemon juice in fridge.

I did 1/2 juice 1/2 olive oil, probably about an ounce of each. After about 30 minutes or so (not exactly sure how long), burning lessened and need to pee diminished and suddenly I was comfortable and could relax and go to sleep. I don't know if stone passed but I don't think so. Still comfortable this morning. Why didn't I do this sooner!!! Thanks.

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 Tulsabrit (Tulsa, Ok) on 07/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I just passed my kidney stone. I drank 1oz of the lemon and olive oil last night and then today I drank 2ozs of each and I just passed the stone at 11:15 pm. Didn't feel a thing when it came out. Glad I found out about this remedy. Thank you.