For kidney stones:
First, this is not a cure, it will reduce or eliminate the pain only.
Two drops of peppermint oil in 4/5 ounces of water, drink! Not pleasant, but tolerable. This works for gall bladder attacks as well. Even acute attacks. Don't know how to dissolve them, going to try lemon or lemonade.
For all people who have ended up in the hospital with their stones, and received regular pain killers such as vicoden when they go home....THEY DON'T WORK FOR THAT KIND OF PAIN!. Tordol is a NSAID which is similar to ibuprophen, and it is a smooth muscle relaxent. Your ureter is controlled by smooth muscle. The muscles relaxes, the pressure on the stone is released, and the pain goes away. Not only that but the stone can then move more easily. The first thing I get when I go to the ER is a shot of Tordol. Then I get something for the nausea. Anyway, this drug is available in pill form and in generic. You can't get a lot of it cause its hard on the stomach and can be hard on the kidneys if you have kidney disease, but it works better for me than any narcotic ever has. But you usually don't need more than a few days worth anyway. I worked 5 hours on my feet with a 3 x 4 x 5mm stone lodged in my left ureter. just 2 days ago, but thanks to my script and a doctor who listens to me, it was tolerable. And the little sucker popped out last night, big as can be. Biggest i've ever passed. So forget the worthless narcotics and ask for a script of something that actually works. And again it has a generic so it is pretty cheap. Anyway, good luck. and quit suffering with the pain.