Kidney stones are composed of a compound known as calcium oxalate. When the dissolved minerals accumulate on the inner lining of the kidneys they get converted into deposits of crystalline stones of variable sizes. If the stones are small they pass out of the urinary tract unnoticed but they may cause pain upon exiting. Kidney stones that remain inside the body, cause severe pain and may even block the ureter thus obstructing the outflow of urine.
The main cause of kidney stones is insufficient intake of water. People who drink less than eight to ten glasses of water are more likely to develop kidney stones. Water dilutes the uric acid and maintains the pH inside the kidneys. Lack of water creates an extremely acidic environment in the kidneys which is conducive to the formation of kidney stones. Obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, chronic diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease can also lead to kidney stones. The main symptoms are pain in the groin, vomiting, nausea, fever, chills, burning sensation during urination, blood or pus in the urine, reduced amount of urine and persistent urge to urinate.
Best Ways To Get Rid Of Kidney Stones
Holy Basil Or Tulsi
Take ten to fifteen tulsi leaves and grind them to fine paste. Mix the paste with half a cup of water and drink this, once every morning. Tulsi has powerful antioxidant properties which scavenge all the harmful free radicals and expel them from the body.
Tulsi also restores the pH inside the kidneys and helps to dissolve the stones and to remove them as part of the urine. In addition to this, drink ten to twelve glasses of water to keep a good flow of urine.
Soak one cup of kidney beans in two liters of water overnight. In the morning boil the beans on a low flame till the beans become soft and tender. Cool the mixture then strain it with a muslin cloth.
Drink one cup of this liquid after every two hours for about a week. The kidney beans are rich in diuretic properties and contain large amounts of flavonoids which help to dissolve the stone and expel them out of the body through urine.
Horse gram removes stones from the kidneys naturally. It is rich in iron and polyphenols which have a high antioxidant activity. Soak one cup of horse gram in one liter of water overnight.
In the morning boil the horse gram till only one fifth of the water remains in the pan. Strain the soup and cool it. Drink a bowl of this soup once daily. Eat one fresh pomegranate after drinking the soup.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar in three liters of drinking water and drink this mixture throughout the day instead of plain water. Apple cider vinegar immediately sets to work on the kidney stones and starts dissolving them and flushes them out through the urine.
It also relieves the excruciating pain and restores the pH within the kidneys. Continue with this remedy until your pain has subsided completely.
White radish contains special compounds which have the ability to break and dissolve kidney stones. Grate one big radish and squeeze the pulp to extract the juice. Drink this juice every morning on an empty stomach.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.