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How Helpful is Ayurvedic Remedies in Kidney Stones?


Kidney stone is not a stone exactly, but in fact is the crystallization of minerals and waste materials, which is found in urine, when they all get assembled in the kidney blocking the canal that passes urine, thus causing pain. Sometimes it is too small to be noticed, but can expand its size with time, up to the size of a grapefruit. It is only then that it begins blocking the flow of urine, causing extreme pain and bleeding. In Ayurvedic language it means Vrukka Ashmari ( Vrukka means kidney and Ashmari means the stone). The treatment is different for every person in Ayurveda, as every individual body has its own features.

Causes of kidney stones

What are the Causes of Kidney Stones

  • The reason why the kidney stone gets created is improper and unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle, without much physical activity, doing physical work excessively, working for too long under the sun, excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea and eating oily, heavy and Junk food. All these leave no space for consumption of fresh vegetables, water and alkaline producing foods. When you ignore & suppress the urge to pass stool or urine can also cause the formation of kidney stone

Natural Ways to Treat Kidney Stones

Ayurveda treats all patients with natural herbal medicines that you have access to. Ayurveda recommends:

Coconut Water:

  • Drink lots of coconut water, as it is considered to be the best drink for the kidney stone to get mixed with urine and be flushed out. It is cool and healthy drink that helps to dissolve the kidney stone with urine. The burning sensation you get during urination, it heals that too.

Lemon juice with Honey:

  • Mix raw honey in your glass of lemon juice cum warm or normal water. You can either add honey or rock salt, depending on your taste. This lemon juice is a safe bet for removal of kidney stones.


  • The first & foremost remedy for the removal of kidney stone is to drink lots & lots of water. It is the cheapest and best remedy to make the kidney stone flush out. The more you drink water, the more you need to urinate and the urine will let the stone to dissolve itself in it and will get flushed out. Along with the stone it will keep you hydrated and lets out all the toxins and waste products which are responsible for creating a kidney stone. Drink water a little more than necessary, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day.

Tulsi or (Basil):

  • Tulsi, a holy plant according to Hindu mythology, is a plant that enhances the balance between minerals, fluid and uric acid. Its leaves can be used to make tea, juice can be taken raw with honey to make it a little tasty, and had it for 2- 3 times a day. Tulsi is also responsible for enhancing kidney health, so it will be a lot better if we make it a habit to drink Tulsi tea, but the Tulsi plant should be organic.

Kollu or (Horse Gram):

  • Kollu or Kulti is also helpful in prevention, if a kidney stone does get formed, it peters it out. It also removes the stones that get formed in the gall bladder. It helps in scattering the kidney stones into small tiny pieces, which makes the urine very easy to carry along. All the blockages in the urinary tract are flushed out easily.

Vendakkai (Lady’s Finger/ Okra/ Bhindi in Hindi):

  • This is a green vegetable that has magnesium, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, thus it prevents the crystallization of chemicals that gets accumulated in the kidney to form a kidney stone. When it stops their assembly, it reduces the chances of formation of kidney stone. So it is a safe remedy for kidney stone.

Phyllanthus Niruri,

  • Phyllanthus Niruri also famous as Bhumyamalaki, is a green plant which is mostly used in Ayurveda to treat  kidney stone. It is recognized due to its herbal and medicinal qualities. According to a review, it is found that it prevents the birth of a kidney stone. So it is considered a safe bet for your kidney.
  • It is a widely spread tropical plant, which is found in the coastal areas, which is popularly known as stone-breaker, seed under leaf and gale of the wind. It is a relative of herbaceous plant, which belongs to the genus Phyllanthus, which comes from the family of Phyllanthaceae.

What are the Prevention and Tips

You can also take some other preventive steps for not letting the kidney stone to get created like:

  • You should limit the consumption of too much salt, as ‘excess of everything is bad’ so is of salt. Drink lots of water, make sure it is clean, and drink lots of fluids that are good for your health, like fruit juices, soups and nutritious drinks, not the ones that contain alcohol, tea or coffee.
  • If you still feel the urge to consume it, better restrict and put a limit on them and have them occasionally. Don’t make it a habit to consume them daily.
  • Daily exercise is a necessity, the heat generated while exercising makes the stone fizzle out.
  • Try to avoid unhealthy foods like sugar, junk foods, sugary drinks, processed foods, black tea, soft drinks, sodas, alcoholic drinks and chocolate.
  • Reduce or just quit having non-vegetarian food items like meat, eggs and poultry products, which are responsible for enhancing the uric acid level in urine.
  • If you do need some healthy foods for your body to function normally, better opt for vegetable proteins, sprouted grains, whole grain bread, pulses and various different lentils. All these don’t let the kidney stone to create its structure.
  • It is easy to treat such renal stones via Ayurveda, without any surgery. If you ignore it, it might pass on to the bladder and kidneys. If its size expands, it can cause havoc inside your body and damage many other organs. If you are slightly doubtful, better go to an Ayurvedic doctor and get a test done. You can contact Planet Ayurveda too. It is just a click away at planetayurveda.com

Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Kidney Stone

Kidney stone, we don’t getsurprised if someone tells that they have this problem. People of all age groups (children, adults, and middle aged and old people) are suffering from this problem. Kidney stones form from the chemicals in urines such as phosphorus, uric acid, calcium and oxalic acid. These stones size may vary from tiny microscopic crystals to a bigger size like potato. Improper diet, mineral imbalance, excessive consumption of vitamin D, dehydration and gout are the causes associated with the kidney stones.

But problem of kidney stones can be managed with the help of natural Ayurvedichome remedies. There are some home remedies which help to resolve the problem of kidney stones without causing any side effects on health.


Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Kidney Stone

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

Combination of lemon juice and olive oil is an effective home remedy since ages to eliminate the gallbladder and kidney stones. Citric acid present in lemons helps to break down calcium-based kidney stones and also hinders the further growth.

How to consume?

  • Take four- five tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Drink this mixture along with plenty of water.
  • Repeat it two to three times in a day for three days.

Warning: This remedy is not suitable for removing the large kidney stones. In this case consult your doctor before taking this remedy


Watermelon is packed with the potassium which is an important ingredient for good kidney health. It helps to regulate and balance the acid levels in urine. So watermelon is quite good to dissolve the kidney stones which are composed of carbonates, calcium, magnesium and phosphates.

How to consume?

  • One can consume the watermelon as fruit or alternatively fresh juice can also be prepared.
  • Consume it two times in day.


Pomegranate’s astringent properties help to resolve the kidney stones. Both the seeds and juice of pomegranate are good to treat the kidney stones.

How to consume?

  • Eat one whole pomegranate daily.
  • One can also drink a glass of freshly prepared pomegranate juice every day. You may also mix pomegranate in a fruit salad.
  • Alternatively you can grind one tablespoon of pomegranate seeds into a fine paste. Consume this paste along with a cup of horse gram soup once in a day. This also a useful remedy to dissolve the stones.


Basil is considered as tonic for kidneys and offers the overall good kidney health. It is also known to be quite useful to treat the kidney stones. Combination of basil juice with honey is a good combination to extrude the stones through urinary tract.

How to consume?

  • Mix one teaspoonful of each basil with raw honey.
  • Consume it in the morning for six months. You can also take pure basil juice or chew three to four basil leaves daily if you don’t like the taste of honey.
  • In another option, one can drink basil tea. Add five to six basil leaves in boiling water. Let it steep for about 10 minutes. After it cools, add one teaspoon of honey. Drink this tea twice in a day for better results.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar home remedy for kidney stone is quite effective due to its alkalinizing effects on blood and urine.

How to consume?

  • Mix two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey in one cup of warm water.
  • Drink it two times in a day.

Nettle Leaf

Nettle leaf is loaded with diuretic properties. It helps to promote the smooth urination by maintaining the flow of water through the kidneys and bladder.Moreover nettle leaf helps to stops the formation of crystals into stones and also keeps the bacterial infections away.

How to consume?

  • Take two teaspoons of dried nettle leaf and add them into a cup of hot water.
  • Leave it steep for 10 minutes and then strain it.
  • Drink this tea 2-3 times in a day for several weeks.


Raw celery juice is diuretic in properties which means it increases urine flow and helps to flush out the stones. Thus Celery juice is a beneficial Ayurvedichome remedy to provide relief in the kidney stones pain and to expel out the kidney stones.

How to consume?

  • Drink a glass of celery juice every day.
  • Alternatively you can also make herbal tea from celery seeds.


Wheatgrass juice is considered as the highly effective home remedy to treat the kidney stones.

How to consume?

  • One can take a glass of wheatgrass juice along with one teaspoon of lemon juice and juice which is extracted from leaves of basil.
  • Drink it two to three times in a day.