Kidneys perform the important task of detoxifying and filtering impurities from blood, removing waste products and regulating fluid balance. Hence it is very important to keep the kidneys healthy. Sometimes, tiny stones are formed in kidneys. They occur when minerals and salts crystallize in the kidneys and form hard stone like masses. They can be due to high intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, grapefruit juice, apple juice, and oxalates (found in spinach, nuts, chocolate, cocoa, strawberries, rhubarb). If the stones become large, they need to be surgically removed. However, small stones get flushed out with natural home cures. Follow these 10 natural home remedies to cure and prevent kidney stones.
Eating pomegranates seeds or juicing them is the easiest way of flushing stones and other toxins from your system.
2. Lemon Juice and olive oil
Mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil with 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Drink and follow with a glass of water. Repeat daily.
3. Nettle tea
Add 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaf to a cup of hot water. Steep for about 10–15 minutes and strain. Drink 2-3 times a day for a few weeks.
Drink lemonade as it prevents calcium formation and hence, reduces the risk of kidney stones.
5. Kidney beans
Soak the beans overnight, boil in water or pressure cook. Use a muslin cloth to strain the water then allow it rest for about 7-8 hours. Drink the strained water daily.
6. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits like oranges, bananas, grapes and tomatoes help in breaking down the insoluble calcium.
7. Celery seeds
Pour 2 cups of water in a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of celery seeds and allow to simmer. Let it cool and then strain and drink. Drink once a day.
To make the tea, you can steep 5 to 6 six basil leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, strain and drink with a teaspoon of honey. Chewing two to three basil leaves every morning can also help flush out the stones.
9. Baking soda
Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it. It will dissolve kidney stones formed due to uric acid and help relieve pain.
10. Apple cider vinegar
Mix apple cider vinegar and honey in 2:1 ratio. Take this mixture with a cup of warm water twice a day.
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