Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and an excess of uric acid and calcium phosphate. Other chemical compounds that form stones are magnesium ammonium phosphate and amino acid cystine. The stones are hard and crystalline and are formed within the kidney or the urinary tract.
Anyone can develop kidney stones but people who have certain diseases like gout, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammatory bowel disease or are taking certain medications such as diuretics, calcium containing antacids and drugs to treat HIV infection are more prone to develop them.
Kidney stones can also result from dehydration, metabolic abnormalities and hypercalciuria. Some kidney stones do not produce any symptoms but mostly there is severe cramping pain in the lower back or groin or the abdomen. The pain keeps fluctuating in intensity and often there is nausea and vomiting. Sometimes there is pain in the testicles or penis and difficulty in urinating.
5 Best Herbal Remedies For Kidney Stones
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very effective in preventing and in eliminating the kidney stones. This traditional herbal medicine has been used since time unknown for its valuable medicinal properties.
It restores the body’s pH balance and neutralizes the acid in the urine. It makes the urine alkaline which dissolves the kidney stones. Also urate kidney stones cannot form in alkaline urine. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink twice daily. The kidney stones will be dissolved very quickly.
This herb has exceptional medicinal properties which heal and cure a vast number of diseases and ailments. It has natural diuretic, antioxidant and anti-inflammtory properties which cleanse the kidneys of all harmful impurities and toxins, increase urine flow and dissolve the uric acid.
Add one tablespoon of fresh parsley to a cup of boiling water and steep for ten minutes. Then filter the tea, and drink three to four cups daily. Also eat parsley with salads as much as you can.
This wild herb has a host of powerful medicinal values. It is widely used for treating innumerable diseases and ailments. It helps to flush out the toxins and the stones from the kidneys and keeps them clean and well functioning.
It also stimulates urine output and creates an alkaline environment in the kidneys and the bladder. Boil a cup of water and add two teaspoons of dried dandelion to it. After ten minutes filter the tea and drink four cups daily. Also add dandelion greens to salads and eat daily.
This herb is very effective in flushing out the kidney stones. It also coats the urinary tract with thin mucilage and protects it from damage. Drink three cups marshmallow root tea everyday.
This herb prevents the formation of an enzyme known as urease which contributes to the deposition of kidney stones. If you drink an infusion of rosemary, three or four times daily, the stones will be flushed out of the kidneys very soon. Boil a cup of water and add two teaspoons of dried rosemary to it. After fifteen minutes, strain the tea and drink.
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.