Kidney stones are solid crystals that form in the kidneys and can cause pain that may be unsustainable. Here are some home remedies that help eliminate kidney stones.
Kidney stones: what are they?
Kidney stones are a particularly painful disease. Those who already have them can testify! Doctors use the term to designate these urolithiasis solid crystals that can be found in the urinary tract (bladder, urethra). In the majority of cases (90% +), the cristals are formed inside the kidneys and their size may vary (from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter). Generally, they are naturally eliminated through the urinary system but sometimes they can block the urethra and cause intense pain. Kidney stones are composed of crystalline substances such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid.
They can be very painful and in some cases they require special medical attention.
What are the signs /symptoms?
Difficulty urinating, which causes very sharp pain in the lower back (which may extend to the belly)
Nausea and vomiting that are accompanied by constipation
Presence of blood in the urine
Nevertheless, there are many ways to prevent the formation of kidney stones or facilitate their removal in all natural ways…
Here are some simple methods to prevent and help eliminate kidney stones.
Proper food consumption:
The first thing to do in order to prevent their occurrence is to limit salt intake in the daily diet. You must also be careful with the amount of calcium and protein you consume (meats, cheeses, dairy products …) and also drink plenty of water (minimum 6 cups of water per day) because it reduces the risk of formation of crystals in the urine by half.
You should also focus on foods rich in vitamin A such as apricots, melon, pumpkin and broccoli.
A remedy with lemon juice and olive oil against kidney stones
According to numerous studies, lemon juice and olive oil mixture is one of the most effective combinations to destroy kidney stones. Olive oil provides lubrication necessary to facilitate the passage of the stones through the urinary tract. The citric acid in the lemon helps break down the stones and stops their growth.
How to make it?
Mix the juice of half a lemon with a tablespoon of olive oil. Prepare this drink two to three times a day for three days until removal of the stones. You should drink at least 6 cups of water throughout the whole day.
Before you apply this home remedy, however, seek the advice of your doctor (if you have large stones that require surgery).
Another recipe with olive oil and lemon:
– ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
– ½ cup olive oil (cold pressed)
How to proceed?
Mix the oil and lemon juice in a glass jar and drink ¼ cup on an empty stomach (previously shake the bottle before consumption) and continue drink for 6 days to completely remove the kidney stones.
Homemade remedy with apple cider vinegar
There is no need to explain the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. This fermented apple juice helps to clean the kidneys and prevents kidney stones due to its antiseptic properties. Indeed, the apple cider vinegar is rich in essential minerals: phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, silica, potassium and other enzymes that possess great healing properties.
How to proceed?
In a glass of water, dilute 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar and drink at every meal. This is a well-known grandmother remedy that promotes stones elimination in a natural way (you can also add a little raw honey).
Limit or even ban red meat
People prone to kidney stones should limit (or eliminate) red meat consumption from their diet because it lowers the level of citrate. It is this chemical that helps prevent kidney stones.
What foods to choose?
Watermelon, green beans, pomegranate juice, basil and celery are recommended to prevent kidney stones because of their high water content which helps keep a good level of hydration and help remove painful stones.