We need to have a properly functioning kidney to have a healthy life. Our kidneys are the ones that flush out the harmful toxins out of the human body, maintain levels of water, other fluids, chemical and mineral, and filter, reabsorb, secrete and excrete the blood supplied to it, with the final product as urine. However, due to the foods we consume and lack of water in the body, kidney stones are formed and this can create trouble in urination accompanied by fever, nausea, weight loss,
hematuria and acute pain in the lower abdominal region.
To get rid of these stones, there are some home remedies that can provide some help. Check this out.
Drink more water to maintain hydration levels. Doing this will help the kidneys dissolve minerals and nutrients a well as speed up the process of digestion and absorption. Water flushes out toxins that can cause more harm to the kidneys. For people with kidney stones, -always consume more water, at least 7-8 glasses of water a day.
Corn Hair Or Corn Silk
Corn hair or corn silk, drawn from the stigmas of female corn plants, is extremely efficient in getting rid of kidney stones. Drinking corn silk tea can help prevent the formation of new stones, increase urine flow, and ease the pain associated with kidney stones.
In a 2012 clinical study published in the Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, researchers have found that corn silk tea can increase the urinary output and the percentage of the passage of urinary stones through the urinary tracts.
For this remedy, we need to get about 2 teaspoons of dried corn silk and put them in a cup. Pour boiling water over it, cover and steep for about 10 to 15 minutes and then, strain it. Drink this tea for 2 or 3 times a day. Make sure to drink plenty of other fluids or water when consuming corn silk tea to cleanse the kidneys.
Lemon Juice And Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This combination is effective at removing kidney stones. The lemon juice helps in breaking kidney stones while olive oil acts as a lubricant for them to pass through the system easily, without any problem or irritation.
For this remedy, we simply need to mix five ounces of each of lemon juice and olive oil and drink it straight followed by drinking a glass of water. Drink the mixture for several days until such time that the stones are removed.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
This popular natural remedy has been found to work great against kidney stones.
Apple cider vinegar helps flush the toxins out of the body and prevent the formation of kidney stones. Due to its phosphoric, citric, and acetic acid, it can significantly provide help in reducing the size and breaking down the hard tissues that form kidney stones, thus making them easily pass through the urinary tract. Moreover, this amazing remedy also aids in the process of digestion and further triggers the production of hydrochloric acid which helps prevent the formation of new kidney stones.
Here’s how to consume apple cider vinegar:
Mix 2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of warm water and add honey or lemon juice or mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Consume the mixture daily until the stones are completely removed from the kidneys.