There are some surprisingly effective natural cures for kidney stones that work incredibly well. Here's a list of the most potent home remedies you'll find...
Watermelon: Watermelons and watermelon juice are fantastic for flushing out the kidneys and dissolving kidney stones. Fruit and vegetable juices such as grape, orange and carrot juices are also terrific home remedies for kidney stones. They contain citrate's - which help to slow down the production of uric acid - another culprit known to cause stones in the kidneys.
Chanca Piedra: A remarkable herb called Chanca Piedra or “the stone breaker” has been found to break down and dissolve kidney and gall stones. It has been used successfully in Peru for hundreds of years and carries no toxicity or side effects, even for pregnant women. Most health food stores can supply it or you can buy it online here.
Cereal Grass: Cereal grasses such as wheat grass and barley grass have been used for thousands of years as a “cure all” medicine. They are renowned for helping to alkalize the body and prevent kidney stones from forming. Green tea is also thought to be extremely helpful as a home remedy for kidney stones. Remember, the Japanese drink lots of green tea everyday and they very rarely get kidney stones.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda: ACV is one of the best internal cleansers available. It is also one of best kidney flushers in existence! Baking soda is also a very potent cure for kidney stones as it alkalizes the body quickly and removes acid. Remember this... kidney stones can only occur in an acidic environment. Baking soda removes the acid and so removes kidney stones!
Mix up 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda in a large glass of water and drink 3 times a day (be aware of the initial "fizz" that occurs). Also, when it comes to purchasing apple cider vinegar in the liquid or tablet forms, make sure you only ever buy reputable organic ACV which still contains the “mother” apple.
Cola: As much as I’m against the consumption of soft drinks, this home remedy for kidney stones actually works very well. In fact, a recent study found that if you have kidney stones, slowly sipping on a cola soft drink can help dissolve and pass the stones in less than 24 hours.
Soft drinks contain a powerful substance called phosphoric acid, which helps to break down and dissolve kidney stones. But it also rots your bones and burns your insides out so be sure to only use cola soft drinks as a temporary and one off treatment!
Good old H2o doesn’t just keep you hydrated - it flushes deadly toxins and chemicals out of the body.
And water will also help to flush out kidney stones!
Dehydration can be a contributing factor for developing kidney stones, especially when pregnant. So as one of your best natural cures and home remedies for kidney stones, it makes sense to always drink plenty of water every day (minimum of two litres).
But it must be filtered water!
The fact is all tap water is full of chemicals and contains the heavy metal form of fluoride (which is deadly), along with the heavy metal form of calcium (which the body can’t absorb). So no matter how safe the Water Authority tells you our water is - don’t drink any of it without filtering it first.
And here’s an extra “home remedies for kidney stones” tip in regards to the consumption of water…
Make sure you add some fresh lemon or lime to your water! The citric acid contained in these fruits is also known to help dissolve hard metals, including kidney stones.
Coffee, processed foods, sugar and too much red meat can cause the re-occurrence of kidney stones so it’s best to stay away or limit these foods. A diet high in protein and too much calcium have also been linked to kidney stones but both are just false theories that have yet to be proven.
Remember back to the Harvard Medical School study on calcium and kidney stones? You need to be taking more calcium if you have kidney stones, not less. Of course, we stress here once again that it must be an absorbable form of calcium, not a dairy or metallic form.
Important Final Note: If you happen to have come to this page first and haven't already read our first "natural cures and home remedies for kidney stones" article, then it's important that you click on the top link below as this information is vital to successfully treating and curing your kidney stones.