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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones: I can say this really worked! Had an ER visit and CT scan and they informed me my left kidney stone (3mm), passed but still show another possible 3mm stone in right kidney. This would total 4 for me in a 3 year timeframe. Was at home 3 weeks later and felt the wonderful pain again. Took (1) Ketoprofen 75 mg 1 hydrocodone/acetaminophen5-325 TB thinking the pain could be bearable for what was coming... Three hours later, pain still pulsating and no results I read this topic online. Mixed 2 ounces of pure lemon squeezed juice by hand and 2 ounces of olive oil (not even virgin etc. ). In 15 minutes the stone came out of my body. I'm a beliver if this and was trully amazed. Thank you!
Hi there diagnosed witha 5mm stone in right side 2 weeks ago. Went to a/e 4 times in this period and sent home each time after having morphine. It's a nightmare, am off work and just waiting around for next attack to come. I will try the lemon and oil approach from today and let you know if it really works...
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Lemon Juice and Olive Oil: Found this remedy to help my Mother. It really does work! Her pain was excruciating with blood in her urine. I believe it had reached her urethra by this point and searched for a remedy to help her. This recipe actually works and I am amazed! She passed the stone within a few hours. Her pain level is now around a 6 with no meds and only on her right side now. We think she may have another. She has definitely improved within a few hours of drinking it. The concotion doesn't taste half bad either. After all isn't this recipe used in salad dressing? Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for posting your experience and advice regarding this recipe. We believe she will recover soon with your help.
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I found this website after suffering from kidney stones since dec 26 2012. Today is feb 14 2013. I was in so much pain and could barely function. I had a 4 mm stone between my kidney and bladder in my ureter. I tried taking flomax my doctor gave me which did nothing. I read all the posts on the site and decided I had nothing to lose. I did the lemon and olive oil. I drank apple cider vinegar numerous times a day and I took capsules filled with chanca piedra. My stone came out 3 days after trying these remedies. I thank everyone who posted their experiences. I was really not a believer but I stuck to it and here I am, feeling just as I did the day before dec 26. Stick to it. It will all be worth it :)
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To all the very helpful EC readers,
I went through an agonizing night of what was confirmed as kidney stone pain. Apparently I passed a small one on my own, but CT scan showed 3 more small (1 or 2 mm) ones in kidney. I'd like to try to dissolve them with the lemon juice/olive oil procedure. Should it be taken on an empty stomach? Or does it matter?
Alternatively, I've read here that chanca piedra is good for dissolving stones. However, I have pretty severe osteoporosis. Would this affect my bones?
Heartfelt thanks, Sue
Hi Sue-I have been doing quite a bit of research on Chanca Piedra, I can't find any side effects other than it may affect blood pressure medicine, according to clinical trials.. All clinical trials and user reviews show no other side effects. It seems like a very healthy supplement.. It is just a natural herb that benefits all types of stones, including gallbladder and kidney stones. I am waiting on an order of veggie caps for myself. I suffer from Chronic Kidney Stones (100 +) in the last 2 years. I hope this helps and Good Luck to you...
Please try it-if u are not on heart meds. Right now u are fortuanate enough to have small stones. The danger of passing stones is that if they become stuck u can perforate your urinary tract (ureter, or develope a UTI or worse.. sepsis-which is a blood infection that can easily and often does develope when the urine flow is blocked and begins to back up ur urinary tract. Sepsis can lead to death within hours and must be treated immediately and aggressively w/antibiotics. Remember that if you get a fever, chills, sweats etc-do not hesitate to go the E.R.!! Upon arrival-make them aware that you have a documented case of multiple kidney stones and are experiencing signs of an infection and possible obstruction. This is considered to be a medical emergency at that point and should be handled as such.
(Fairfax, Va Usa)
Kelly, thank you so much for your very informative and thorough reply. I am not on heart or bp meds so am certainly interested in trying this herb. I know I'm lucky to have just a few small stones at this point and want to do whatever I can to prevent the horrible complications that are possible. Thanks again and stay well!
(Sterling Heights, Michigan, Usa)
Yes, 5MM, 2 days, thanks.
(San Benito, Tx)
After having fought the battle of having a kidney stone for the last 5 days, with no real end in site, I decided to try your lemon juice and olive oil remedy. I have had several in the past, and have stents along with sonic treatment in the past to break them up to pass them. I don't recall how big any of them were, but frankly they all felt like a VW bug being passed through. I hope this works! I will check in later to let you know. Thanks for the site.
Well folks good news to report. Since posting last evening about taking the Rx of Olive Oil. Lemon Juice, I said I would check in. After taking the substance, I frankly felt nothing and ended up having my one my worst nights. On top of the main issue, I began having anexity over running out of my regular meds, since this was now working on day#6 and really had streached my meds to the fifth day, but in no way did I have medication for day #6 and beyond. The only rational thing was to contact the ER, talk to the doc and hopefully either check me in to the hospital or in at least give more meds.
Then low and behold at 10pm, just after watching the new Breaking Amish show, I got up to pee. Everything was cool but then my stream stopped. I was really like a friggin hack saw inside the shaft of my doodad, then suddenly out shot a rock about half the size of a marble. The pain was pretty bad, but only for about 20 seconds. There was a little blood, not much. I am praying that this was the monster of the deep vein. (Still thought I peed out my grandsons Volkswagon Bug! ) So all in all the lemon and olive oil trick certainly didnt hurt anything at all by trying. I will do it again.
I wanted to share that I did pass the kidney stone after drinking the lemon juice and olive oil. It took about 24 hours and obviously could have passed it anyway. I will say that I fished the stone out and took it to my Dr. who said it was the largest stone he had seen that was passed "naturally". I hope I never will have another, but having them about every 12-15 months for the last 5-6 years, who knows. I will use the juice and oil again if there is a next time.
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I found this site a couple of months ago when suffering for the third time with kidney stones. I did not want to go through surgery again. I had just had an ultrasound and had been informed I had two medium (7mm) stones in one kidney and a large one (14mm) in the other.
The consultant told me I'd have to have surgery again and ordered a CT scan, which took place about a month after the the ultrasound. In the meantime, as soon as I read the remedies here, I immediately drank a glass of olive oil and lemon juice. An hour later I felt really ill and almost vomited, so I didn't try it again. Instead I started drinking ACV once a day, and kept this up most days for a few weeks.
Today I saw the consultant about the results of the CT scan, and he told me the stones are gone! There is just a small 2mm stone in one kidney, too small to worry about, he said.
Thank you so much for the remedies, you've saved me from a gruesome op!!
As a note of advice, don't try LJ and OO on an empty stomach! Take it after food only.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you... Everyone of you... For the information you so gladly post on this site!!! I am new to the entire field of "kidney stones" and must say I do not like them one bit! A few days ago, I noticed slight pain around my lower back on the left side. It wasn't too bad but noticeble to be irritating. I didn't give much thought to it and after approx. 15 min. or so, it went away. I noticed it again a few hours later but the mild pain went away again.
At about 4:30am, I woke to use the bathroom and noticed the pain had come back but increased a little. After stretching, rubbing, and massaging, it seemed to still linger over the next 1/2 hr or so but slightly built up as the minutes ticked by. By 6am I was rocking on all fours on the floor, then to the bed, then back to the floor just trying to ease the pain a little. I could no longer take it and decided to have my wife take me to the ER. There, I was diagnosed with having "the stones". I recall having the desire to punch my physician in the throat for "thumping" my kidney with a fist in order to determine my response and confirm the symtoms of having kidney stones. From the squirming I was doing and the combination of noises I was making and the expressions on my face, I felt the thumping was not necessary. I always had this suspicion that doctors do things intentionally to laugh and joke about later... Anyway, I was more than upset to say the least.
My nurse had given me 3 doses of Morphine to decrease the torture I was going thru but to no avail. I was twisting back and forth in agony and could only moan in my pillow for some semblance of relief. I was finally given an IV Drip of Dolobid (10 times stronger than Vicoden I'm told) and a button to push every 10 min. in order to release and self administer another dose. I was woozy and light headed but delusionally happy and could now endure the excrutiating pain which seemed to slowly drift away until I felt almost nothing.
I have a high tolerance for pain and have had some terrible experiences with "what I thought" was painful but this pain not just took the cake... It blew the cake into pieces...! I was admitted and remained for 2 1/2 days until I could deal with a tolerable degree of pain while on pain meds at home while waiting for these nasty buggers to pass. I talked to one of the male nurses in order to mentally prepare myself for what to expect and I was glad to learn that he had dealt with stones before. Taking the opportunity to learn from an "experienced stone sufferer", I thought to ask questions about what to expect. I was told that there was no pain quite like it. He told me about one patient who didn't know they had stones until they went to pee in an alley behind a bar one day, and while passing a stone, he felt like digging his hands into the bricks and picking the building up and slamming into the ground until it was out..... That's when I decided to go online to seek out help on how to pass them "smoothly" and avoid ripping my toilet from the floor in the process. I had been diagnosed as having 3 stones in my left kidney with one of them recently breaking off and preparing to make its way out.
I now thank God for you guys... I first learned about drinking a glass of fresh lemon juice, followed by a glass of water and 1oz of lemon juice each hr for the next 12 hrs. I did this and a small stone the size of a pin head came out a few hours later.. And with no pain. I was amazed at how this tiny little thing could cause so much irritation and agony just a few hours earlier. I then experienced a stone getting lodged about 2 inches inside my penis a few days later. It felt like I was "peeing" a glass shard.
I went back online and found the lemon and olive oil combination. Almost immediately after drinking it, the pain subsided and became bearable. It doesn't hurt to pee but it does hurt like a monkey when brushed up against anything. I am wondering if the olive oil will make this stone, which seems to have a jagged edge, smoother to expel even though it is caught in the shaft. I am anxious to write back to notify you all of the outcome. Until then, do take care and happy expelling...
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Brown Bomber... If the lemon and olive oil isn't working for you, try taking Chanca piedra -- either as a tea drunk at least three times a day or as 1000 mgs capsules taken at mealtimes. CP works to gently but rapidly dissolve both gallstones and kidney stones. It dissolves the calcium in kidney stones for easier excretion.
Chanca piedra is well known in South America. Chanca piedra(Spanish) and Quebra pedra(Portugese) both translate to mean "Breaking Stone".
I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone. I am a female, 40. I have 3 children and I can tell you, the pain felt like labor contractions. I have a fairly high pain tolerance, but wow, really quite painful.
I am due back to the doctor's for another exam and maybe stenting. Like many of you, I would rather save money and try the lemon/olive oil method.
I actually tried it this morning and will do it again tonight. One site said it would clear in 24 hours. I have read mixed reviews on time frame. I will let you know if I pass it.
Good luck to the rest of you.
I DID IT!! What a relief I feel. I did 1t of Epsom salt with 1/2 cup of water, two hours later 2 t Epsom salt with 1/2 cup of water, two hours later 3/4 cup of olive oil with 1/2 cup of lemon juice laid on right side for 30 minutes, they went to sleep. Next day still fasted, (actually started my fast at noon the previous day) but drank not to dehydrate. At around noon I released about 50 floaters, they disolved, they I keep my sample for my peace of mind to look and they were about 200 hard stones!! The press on my right side is gone and I feel so much better. Going to do it again this Friday just to make sure I am clean till next year. My CT scan show layers of stones and they advised to remove the gallbladder. I also drink the apple cider vinegar so I am praying that disolves the cyst on my ovary! Praise GOD for people that want to help us save our organs that God gave to us!! Hope this helps you.
(Ajax, Ontario, Canada)
Debra from Conroe is referring to a Gallbladder Liver Flush in the last reply to brown bomber. That is not the procedure for a Kidney stone removal. But a great procedure for the liver flush that everyone should do to get your gall Bladder and liver work at 100 percent and to avoid the unnecessary removal of the Gall Bladder that the doctors say is required for those situations. They also claim the Gall Bladder is unnecessary which I don't believe because alot of people that have them removed still get Liver Stones.
(West Coast, Ca, Usa)
Pour juice of one freshly squeezed lemon into glass (might be 3 to 7 tablespoonfuls depending on lemon's size). Add olive oil to the glass, between half and the same amount as the lemon juice. Stir it in well, then drink the mixture all at once, no sipping. Now drink a glass of water, 10 to 12 ounces. (A basic vegetable salad dressing is oil and vinegar, but lemon juice here tastes better.)
Do every 15 minutes or half hour, if in strong pain, or 3 times a day during a mild stone event - until you feel the liquid working. You'll feel it at work usually within 5 minutes.
The lemon juice breaks down the stones, the oil lubes your system for pain-free elimination via urinating. It takes 10 to 12 hours to go thru your system. You'll feel it break down the stones, like melting or crumbling away. Be near a bathroom when it's time. The urination feel free flow like a racehorse or young teenager. Totally absolutely routine and painless but looks kind of grayish clear instead of the dark yellow. We've had 7mm stones totally pass during a few urinations over 48 hours. Tho dr exams in ER showed stones of that size, they deny stones were even there, when we told them how we cured it.
Husb always clogs in kidneys due to high calcium in his meds for acid reflux and asthma with alkaseltzer cold cough plus, sudafed, tums. (he gets really ill on ACV, I love the stuff) My stones are always in the urinary tubes. Such relief as you actually feel them break down into nothing. (We also rub lemon rind on chrome sink fixtures to clean them bleach dripping on the porcelain is too caustic, we put lemon rinds in dishpan for easier rinsing of dishes, I sprinkle a pinch of fresh lemon zest under the roses outside where ants often invade.)
Drank 50mil of olive oil and 50 mil of lemon juice mixed twice (night and morning). (Tried ACV but found it too gross. ) Then two more 50 mil of just lemon juice (again night and morning). Woke up this morning and really feel that the stone had been zapped by the acid of the lemon juice - experienced no "flicks" of pain or pain itself the whole day. Perhaps too early to say but am feeling very, very positive.
Two weeks ago I went to the emergency room because I couldn't go to the bathroom (not a drop). Found out I had a 6mm stone. I had a 5mm stone about two years ago and had to have lithotrypsy. This time almost no pain associated with the stone. I couldn't afford a doctors visit let alone any kind of procedure in the hospital so I started looking for home remedies. I found the olive oil and lemon juice recipe and figured why not? Tried 2oz. of each along with 1tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar for good measure two or three times a day. This recipe along with the Flomax prescription I received at the E. R. Took a little over a week but, MAN! , it did the trick! A couple of nights ago all of the sudden I had this sharp, screaming pain while going to the bathroom and felt something pass through and heard a small splash. The pain lasted about two seconds with the pain diminishing over the next two or three minutes with a little discomfort for a day or so and everything has been great since. I whole heartedly recommend this remedy!!
I have had back pain and abdominal pain for the past 2-3 months but I thought it was just from a pulled muscle boxing up and moving.... Went to the emergency room and they told me I had a UTI(urinary tract infection) so they gave me meds and took them for two weeks.... The pain just got worse so I went back to the ER oly for them to do a ct scan and there it was a 14. 8 mm stone and a 3 mm stone... I was like holy crap... Ive had stones before but never one that big.... The dr was amazed at how I was still able to walk around and work and care for my son.... I have done a lot of research and today I am trying this lemon juice and olive oil remedy just to see if it will possibly break down this big stone so that I can pass it some how... Where the kidney stone is according to the dr he says that he will not blast the stone until it starts to move or I am in pain... Well I dont want to wait for that to happen because I do not want permanent kidney damage or failure bc of this stone... So I am going to try this and see if it works.
I have never experienced any pain from kidney stone. I am in Merchant Navy and I went through medical test prior boarding the ship. Unfortunately, a small stone of 3mm was detected and I could not board. It's been 2 months I have been trying different remedies inckuding homeopathy and ayurvedic medicines and nothing worked for me. I tried Olive oil and Lemon juice remedy for 3 days but nothing has come up. I got the x-ray done and stone is still there. It's in right kidney lower pole calyx, which I heard is very difficult to pass. Could you please advise the quantity and number of times I should take OO and Lemon juice mixture? I have get rid off this stone asap. Please suggest!
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
I would keep going with the OO lemon juice and also add in a Tbsp of epsom salt in warm water. Espom relaxes all the ducts and helps release and dissolve the stones. For gall bladder stone pain this works within 30min for me. Make sure you are near a bathroom because the epsom will definitely make you go. Also consider supplementing on a regular basis with magnesium powder, tastes good, not as harsh as epsom, very bio-available and should keep you from getting stones in the future. Apple cider taken for 3 days with nothing else is also said to get rid of kidney stones as well. Some good tips here as well:
I have been trying ACV and OO lemon remedy for more than a week and it din't work for me. I have tried almost all types of doses which have been mentioned by various people in previous posts. I am thinking of give up on both of these and I am really sad that what should I do now. My stone is in lower pole calyx of right kidney ( size-3mm ). I think it's difficult to pass the stone from lower calyx and also maybe it's difficult to dissolve it. Any suggestion would be really appreciated. Thanks!!
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My wife had pain for several days, we checked the symptoms and found out it was kidney stones, we ran into olive oil @ lemon remedy 2oz of each, praying that she will be fine tomorrow thank and God Bless
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I have had calcium oxalate stones in both kidneys for at least 15 years. I've passed at least 5. The least painful experience was last year, after I tried the olive oil/lemon juice remedy. I sat in a warm bath and sipped it slowly and followed it with tall glasses of lemon water. I passed the stone the next morning.
My question to all of you who have experienced passing multiple stones, many without pain: I have numerous stones in both kidneys. I am hesitant to use this remedy to try to remove all of them at once. My experience was dealing with a stone that was already moving. As you know, the stones I have in the kidneys don't bother me until one of them pops out. The thought of pushing them all out at once, is kind of horrifying.
Have many of you successfully done this? Was it painful? Did it take long, weeks, months? Did you have to take a vacation and plan on feeling terrible with percaset at the ready? I am seriously contemplating trying to cleanse my kidneys completely, but I don't want to incapacitate myself indefinitely.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Today, in desperation for relief from the pain of a kidney stone, I found this site, and was quickly convinced that it would be worth the try to use the combination of fresh squeezed lemon juice and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to relieve my pain. I had to go to the store which was a challenge in itself, but, bought the ingredients, came home, mixed it up at 1:30, and by 4:30 the pain I've had for 6 days went away. TRY IT! YOU'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE, and it will save a trip to the emergency room.
Hello. I tried this same remedy: One shot of lemon juice followed by one shot of olive oil first thing in the morning and before I went to bed. I did this remedy before I had a scheduled ct-scan to determine where the kidney stones were to schedule the laser surgery to remove them. ( I had a ultrasound before that confirm that I had kidney stones). When I went back to the urologist for the results of the ct-scan he said that my kidneys were clear. He asked, "what did you do"? I told him the remedy and he said.. Ahhh yeah.. The lemon juice dilutes the stones and it is easier to pass them. Of course he was not going to tell me this when I went the first time. He took x-rays, then sent me for ultrasound and then the CT Scan. Thank you.. Thank you.. Thank you EC and everyone who shares their post. I saved $1800 which is the deductible from my insurance for surgery.
Hello, I want to try this olive oil and lemon juice... do I need to take plenty of water after taking lemon juice and olive oil?
Thank you so much..millie
For those who suffer with IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease). My Urologist said Kidney Stones come with this disease (I have IBD). Now I'm sure the Lemon Juice/Olive Oil works for most but if you have IBD be careful. I did this remedy for a 24 hour period and got a real bad case of upset stomach and the runs; almost instantly. No passing of stones just a good cleaning out. So for those with IBD (most of us) Lemons are not a good thing and can make your IBD act up. I am now trying the Apple Cider Vinegar; and hoping for the best.
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I have had calcium renal calculi diagnosed in both kidneys. One kidney was almost completely occluded with stone, and the other very full as well. I had lithotripsy followed by numerous surgeries. After the first 3 surgeries, my surgeon gave up referring me to another dr saying he 'couldn't get the angle' I then finally got all the rest of them out at LI Jewish Hospital. All of this happened concurrent to my breast cancer surgery and treatment. I was experiencing a return of flank pain and I saw this purge online and tried it. Following a 2x2 dose of lemon juice and olive oil, I passed 18 stones painlessly. I was surprised to see all the stones in one go come out of me ranging in diameter similiar to that of grains of sand which earlier caused me great pain, sweats and racking nausea. I now use this whenever I get signs of pain.
I just passed my fourth stone yesterday; what I do is take three Aleve to deal with the pain and drink lots of water, do the pacing and nausea but it passed. I had to take an Aleve every two hours this time!!! I will try this remedy. My brother-in-law drinks lime water every day and has not passed a stone in ten years. I'm drinking it as I type. As a chemist I can see how the acidic acid (sp?)in lemon or lime juice would help to dissolve the stones. I usually eat a lot of fruit and haven't done that lately; so that may be why I developed the stone?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Ok. I started this method this morning at 8:00 am. Just had my second at 12:50 pm and will do the last one around 6:00 pm. While I have no pain, I did have a CT scan and it showed a small 1mm stone in the ureter. My symptom is the constant urge to pee and this stone is the cause. I will keep you posted.
I too suffer as all of you. They say it is genetic and I do not absorb calcium the way that is normal. I currently have a few lingering in my kidneys and the largest is a 1cm. I can feel it but really do not want to go thru another surgery, this would be my 4th in 3 yrs. I have tried the coke and asparagus in the past and I am fairly certain I exploded a very large stone into 13 small ones which passed in about 5 days - they all passed at once! I am ready to head out on a dream vaca and have some worry that this stone may break free while I am abroad. Do y'all think I should take my chances and try to lemon and olive oil before I leave or chance it and wait? Most of all do you think it could possibly tackle such a large stone? I also have had 3 kidney infections from stones so don't want to deal with that abroad! Thx
This is a reply to an old post but I saw John from TN say that he had taken Aleve every 2 hours for pain and I want to tell people to please not do that. Aleve is fine if you take the proper dose but if you take to much it can in fact damage your kidneys. My mother lost 25% function taking it "like aspirin" a couple of years ago.
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My husband went for a cat scan and has 3 kidney stones the largest is 5mm. He does not have insurance but the dr gave him a week to pass it (like he does not have the pain) he is due for surgery next monday. It is 8:59pm we r crossing our fingers and hoping the lemon juice and olive oil remedy works will keep you posted.
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Been suffering for 5 weeks with a kidney stone. Between Doctor appointments, ultrasound, waiting for results, not been able to pee properly. I found this website. No word of a lie. I mixed up the lemon juice/olive oil at 9:00 pm march 11/12. Repeated again at 7:30 am march 12/12. By 3:00 pm that day I passed a 9mm stone (PAIN FREE) I can't belive it. I passed a stone 10 years ago 3mm and went thru hell in the process. All kidding aside this shit works.
(Brooklyn, New York)
glad to say he is 10000% right... Not sure must be the olive oil.. :)... But who cares.. It works..!!!!!! .. I took my first test around 10AM within 20 min I was pain free an has been all day with no perks/codien today.... I'm pretty sure I'm passing the stones now an its 11pm.. Thank you whoever shared this.. Bless your pretty little heart!!!!
(Saint Peters, Missouri, United States)
From what I understand the lemon juice, and even more so the apple cider vinegar begins dissolving and softening the kidney stone. There can really be no other explanation, for if faced with passing a marble through my entire urethal system including the penis, I would be begging the doctors to cut it out. A marble travelling through my little buddy? Not in this lifetime.
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Hi , I was diagnosed with a kidney stone abt 5mm with lots of pain and prescribed a one month course of tablet to flush it out. 3 days into the medication I was not satisfied and came on this wonderful site on the net. I tried out the 2 spoon olive oil and 2 spoon lemon juice and within 3 hrs the stone passed out in my urine... without any pain.
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh India)
OK, I have a 7 MM stone. I went and got some shock wave treatment and now I'm home. I just drank 2oz of Virgin Olive Oil and 2oz of lemon juice fresh squeezed and mixed together. Taste is not bad. Will let you guys know tomorrow. If anyone else has passed a stone this size or greater please reply and let me know. If this does not work I will have to See Dr. Monday for procedure.