Kidney stones should be taken quite seriously because they lead to many other complications like urinary tract infection and severe kidney damage, if the stones block the flow of urine out of both the kidneys. This is the time you should search for some information on finding the most effective natural remedies.
You will be surprised to know that around 10% of the world population, in the age bracket of 30 and 40 suffer from the problem of Kidney stones. These stones are formed when high levels of sodium, calcium and uric acid present in the urine gather and chemically join together to form stones. Small kidney stones may pass out with urine without any symptoms. But when they are large enough to block the urine to pass from each kidney to the bladder, they cause terrible pain and other symptoms like frequent urge to urinate, vomiting, nausea or excessive sweating.
Luckily there are some wonderful natural remedies that not only help you to prevent their formation but lessen the discomfort associated with these stones. For kidney stone removal the first advice that comes from every quarter is to have water. Drink lots and lots of water to wash out the minerals and other substances that may form stones. If you don’t know how much water you should intake, monitor the color of your urine. If it is darker you need to have more water till the color becomes paler and clearer.
Next comes Apple Cider Vinegar in the list of natural ingredient that helps in flushing out kidney stones and prevents their future occurrence. Some are of the opinion that a combination of lemon juice and olive oil works wonder in flushing off kidney stones. This, however, may not work for kidney stones that are large. Four table-spoon of fresh lemon juice and equal amount of olive oil should be consumed together followed by plenty of water. This is to be continued for 3-4 times a day. But if you pass the stone in single dose you need not to continue with it. Also, you must get the right ingredients so that you don’t inadvertently introduce something that may affect the situation like H.F.C.S. or sucrose.
Watermelon is high on potassium and water content and naturally good for a healthy kidney.
Pomegranate Juice and Nettle Leaf Tea work on some kidney stones. But, for that you must know the types of your stone and the procedure of application. Basil is also said to be good to remove kidney stones naturally.
You can also try Uva Ursi and dandelion root as many people claimed to get rid of their kidney stones with them. Cutting down on animal proteins like meat, fish or egg and, at the same time, increasing consumption of vegetable proteins and fiber will help you in kidney stone removal the natural way. Then there are some vegetable that you should avoid: substances high on oxalate, such as rhubarb, spinach, wheat bran and nuts.
Kidney beans are also said to be good for removing kidney stones. They are preferred by many because they are
- Well-tested to offer proven results;
- Painless as opposed to surgery;
- They work quite fast;
- They are cheap and
- They don’t have any side-effects.
When you can avoid going through the physical and emotional (and financial!) turmoil of surgery by administering these natural remedies you should always go for them. You must however find out the type of your kidney stones as there are some natural remedies for kidney stones that work on one type of stones and not on the other one.