If you have kidney stone symptoms & causes, try the home remedies for kidney and other stones given on this page, irrespective of the cause of kidney stone.
For patients with recurring kidney stones, a study found that a bug - a bacterium, O formigenes can cut down up to 70 per cent of the risk associated with stones with no known side-effects. The findings of the study have been published by researcher David Kaufman in the online issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in March 2008.
Magnesium rich foods such as apples, aprocots, avocado, beans, walnuts , etc. help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Lemons have the highest concentration of citrate of any citrus fruit. Citrate is a natural inhibitor of kidney stone formation.
Drinking four ounces (120ml) of reconstituted lemon juice in two litres of water per day decreases the rate of stone formation, according to Roger Sur, director of UC San Diego Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center (June 2010).
You may try the following home remedies for kidney stones. Read the other options available for the treatment of kidney stones.
Drink more water or fluids throughout the day to produce at least 2 litres of urine in the whole day. Note that It is the amount of urine that is important, at least 2 litres of urine in the whole day.
Remedy using lemon juice & olive oil
Drink a mixture of 2 oz (60 ml) of lemon juice with 2 oz (60 ml) of olive oil and then a large glass of water. The stones should pass within 24 hours to give you relief. This remedy for kidney stones has worked for many.
Remedy using coconut water:
Drinking coconut water (naariyal paani) regularly can break up the stones and make them easier to pass out.
Remedy using orange juice:
Studies reported in 2006 by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade. A glass of orange juice a day may keep kidney stones at bay.
Remedy using onions:
Take 2 medium size onions in 1 glass of water and cook over medium heat. When it cools down, blend in a blender. Strain and drink the juice for 3 days. You will start passing the stones from the second day. This remedy has worked for many.
Remedy using pomegranates:
Take 1 cup of pomegranates seeds and 2 cups of horse gram (Kulthi) and make of soup. Drink this soup for kidney stone removal.
Kidney Stones remedy using kidney beans:
Remove the beans from the kidney beans pods. Boil 50 gram of these pods (chopped) in four litre of water for six hours. Strain the liquid should through a muslin and cool the liquid for about 6 hours. Drink a glass of this decoction every two hours throughout the day for the first day and, then, several times a week.
Herbal remedies for kidney stones:
Chinese have been using the herb, "Chicken Bone Grass" for the treatment or removal of kidney stones and gallstones.
Mix 3 oz pineapple juice, 3 oz tonic water, a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon and drink in the morning and night for 4-5 days.
Other helpful foods
Drink plenty of water and other fluids, up to 3 litres daily. Avoid foods like alcoholic and carbonated beverages; condiments and pickles; certain vegetables like asparagus, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, radish, spinach, tomato, onion, rhubarb and meat.
Follow a low protein diet. Excessive protein can increase uric acid, calcium and phosphorus in the urine.
Reduce calcium and phosphates in supplement form. They can be taken from dietary sources.
Do not take vitamin C supplements.
A diet low in protein, nitrogen and sodium intake.
Remain physically active. Physical activity does not allow the calcium to accumulate in the kidneys.
Eat foods high in vitamin A such as apricots, broccoli, cantaloupes, carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, etc.
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine has been shown to be useful in the treatment of kidney stones. A daily does of 100 to 150 mg of vitamin B6 or pyridoxine may be taken for months for permanent cure of kidney stones. Consult your Doctor before starting any supplements.