My brother once caught up with the pain of Kidney due to a kidney stone. It was the first time I saw my elder brother screaming in the pain. He told me later that it was unbearable. Doctors suggested his surgery remove kidney stone but he didn’t opt for it. He started using natural remedies to dissolve kidney stones and ultimately it was dissolved Alhamdulillah! Kidney stones no doubt are common these days. These stones may range from a minute size resembling a sand grain to as large as a bead or pearl. Excess of minerals, bile salts, and other deposits may accumulate to form this stone in kidney or even bladder, uterus or urethra. It is not possible to pass them especially when they block the urine outflow. Usually, it is recommended to have loads of water for passing small stones whereas, for the larger ones, medical treatment is required. Following are some natural ways to dissolve these kidneys stones and make your lives easier.
WATER CONSUMPTION: Smaller kidney stones up to 5mm usually tend to pass out themselves without any issue. If it is a bit bigger, consume water generously about 2 to 3 quarts of water daily and stay hydrated until it passes on its own. Consume water in large quantities such that you produce clear urine. Clear urine denotes well-hydrated body. Sugar and alcohol-free beverages such as fruit juices, ginger or green tea also help you to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol, and tea/coffee.
DIET RESTRICTION: It is very well clear that certain mineral deposit accumulates to form these stones so, to avoid stone formation, it is wise to avoid foods containing such minerals. It is very effective in cases of calcium and uric acid stones.
- For calcium stones, it is good to avoid dairy and fatty foods, tofu and salty foods as well.
- For calcium oxalate stones, stuff like sweet potatoes, spinach, grapes, chocolate, and coffee should be avoided
- For uric acid, stones avoid organs such as kidney and liver, beans, cauliflower, mushroom, yeast, and others.
CONSUME LEMONS: Try and consume lemons for dissolving kidney stones as it contains citrus acid. Lemon in lemonade, lime juice, lemon juice or plain water with lemon slices will do the job
HERBAL REMEDIES: No single herbal remedy proved to be effective but still aids in shrinking the kidney stones in so many cases. Herbs consumed in the form of tea are best!
- Birch leaf tea helps in removing waste products from the urinary system
- Black tea works as a diuretic and thus increases urine flow.
- Nettle leaf also works as a diuretic helping in flushing the kidney stones from the system.
- An effective kidney tonic, Dandelion root serves a good function too
- Apple cider vinegar is said to help in dissolving kidney stones when consumed about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar directly each day or mixing it with water.
UvaUrsi is another effective natural remedy It reduces the pain as well as combats infections triggered with the onset of kidney stones and cleans the urinary tract. It is highly recommended to take 500 milligrams of it twice a day.
VITAMIN B6: Vitamin B6 also known as pyridoxine serves an exceptional curative function in relation to dissolving kidney stones. 300 mg of magnesium orotate also prevents recurrent kidney stone formation.