Kidney stones are small chunks of salt and minerals that form inside the kidney and travel to the urinary bladder.
They can form in various sizes and it is often a sign of dehydrated body.
It is very important to keep a track of these stones in order to minimize it before finally eliminating it from the body.
Here are 15 home remedies to melt kidney stones naturally at home!
Water is a very essential component which helps to keep the body hydrated at all times. One glass of water can do wonders to the body. When trying to deal with kidney stones, it is very essential to drink at least 12 glasses of water each day instead of the usual 8. Pay close attention to the colour of your urine, as it is the best indicator of dehydrated body.
#2 Lemon Juice
You can squeeze as much lemon as you can in your water. The citric acid present in lemon prevents the formation of kidney stones. It also facilitates to break the existing stones into small pieces, allowing them to pass more easily.
You will also be able to avail the other benefits of lemon (for example, it inhibits the growth of bacteria; and lemon water helps in losing weight).
#3 Apple Cider Vinegar
The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar is citric acid, which again helps in dissolving the calcium deposits. It is otherwise also beneficial for health.
Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar should be mixed with 8 oz of water. This will help to dissolve the existing stones and prevent it from further development. This mixture can be consumed throughout the day; but it is more effective when consumed before meals.
Basil has the active ingredient that helps to stabilize uric acid levels, hence preventing the kidney stones from forming. It also contains acetic acid, which helps in dissolving the kidney stones.
#5 Extra-virgin Olive Oil
Extra-virgin olive oil can be very effective in treating kidney stones, as it makes the passage for these stones to be smooth and less painful. It helps in lubricating the urinary tract.
A 5-oz glass in the morning and evening can be very helpful in dealing with the pain and discomfort.
#6 Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate is known to have a lot of health benefits. It significantly helps in increasing the haemoglobin level in the body. Apart from that, it can be very useful in removing kidney stones (specifically the seeds and juice). This is because of the sour nature and astringent properties it possesses.
It is best to consume freshly squeezed juice rather than the processed ones.
#7 Weight Loss
A healthy weight loss, combined with a nutrient-rich diet is key to dissolve the kidney stones and prevent it from reappearing.
Maintaining a normal body weight is a prerequisite for leading a healthy and trouble-free life.
#8 Kidney Bean Broth
The broth that is made out of cooked kidney beans helps in bettering the condition of urinary and kidney systems. It also helps in the removal of the existing kidney stones by dissolving them.
The best way to consume it is to drain the broth from the cooked beans and drink it throughout the day.
#9 Uva Ursi
This is a herb known for it's disinfectant and solvent properties. It helps to cleanse the urinary tract and helps in the smooth passage of the kidney stones.
500 milligrams of pure and dried Uva Ursi should be consumed three times in a day to see effective results for people trying to get rid of the kidney stones.
#10 Organic Celery
Celery is rich in antioxidants and compounds that act as an agent in increasing the urine production in the body. Consuming celery on a daily basis helps to reduce the likelihood of developing kidney stones.
Two to three celery stalks can be added to water to make the juice and this can be consumed daily.
#11 Change In Diet
The unhealthy lifestyle we all lead is the main source of kidney stones and various other health hazards. Cutting down on soda and energy drinks helps a great deal in preventing the kidney stones. Also, adding more fibrous foods helps in curbing the risk of kidney stones.
Magnesium is a very important mineral, which is required for the proper functioning of our organs. Okra (lady's finger) is an important source of magnesium and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to prevent the crystallization of the kidney stones.
To put it into effect, cut 3-4 okras and soak them in water overnight. Drink the water the next day to get a healthy kidney.
#13 Onion Decoction
Onions are rich in antioxidants that help to prevent the solidification of kidney stones. You should boil two or three onions for 15 minutes and then add some sugar in the water before consuming it, to get effective results.
#14 Coconut Water
Coconut water is known to have a lot of health benefits and is the perfect substitute for aerated drinks. Coconut water is effective in breaking and flushing the kidney stones out of the urinary tract. It also relieves you from the burning sensation during urination.
#15 Citric Fruit Juices
As mentioned above, a lot of fruits with citric content have proved to be very effective in flushing out the kidney stones. A few glasses of any citric juice like oranges, lemons, cranberry, etc., can be very helpful in preventing the kidney stones from forming.
It is very important to keep in mind that you should not forget to consult your doctor on a regular basis, so that he can jot down a perfect plan for further kidney stone prevention.
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