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Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones - The Best Ones to Use


Consider natural remedies for kidney stones if you suffered from this problem in the past. Why? Because you will be at risk of getting kidney stones again! These remedies, minerals and vitamins can go a long way to prevent future stone formation.

It is also important to make changes to your diet to reduce the risk further. Our article Kidney Stones answers common questions as well as provide a easy-to-understand guideline to foods to eat and foods to avoid.

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What are some natural remedies for kidney stones?

Below is a detailed list of natural remedies for kidney stones cure and treatment. For a quick summary only, go to our Kidney Stones article.
 
Natural Remedy What experts say about them
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Water is a natural remedy. We had to put this here to remind you of the importance of drinking enough water. This is the one of the best natural remedies for kidney stones.

If there is only one thing you want to do, drinking enough water would be it.

Dose: Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
 
Magnesium
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Taking magnesium reduces the formation of new kidney stones. Magnesium reduces oxalate content in urine. This will reduce the formation of calcium stones.

Dose: Take 250 mg twice daily with meals.
 
Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine)
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Studies show that taking vitamin B6 with magnesium also reduces oxalate content in urine.

Dose: Take 50 mg once daily.
 
Vitamin A leaf plant logo natural remedies review

Research studies suggest that low levels of vitamin A could increase your risk of developing kidney stones.

Dose: A dosage of 5,000 IU daily has been suggested by experts to prevent kidney stone formation.
 
Vitamin E leaf plant logo natural remedies review

Animal and human studies suggest that the antioxidant benefits of vitamin E can prevent oxalate crystal formation.

Dose: A dosage of 400 IU daily has been recommended by experts.
 
Inositol hexaphosphate
(IP-6)
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In addition to inositol's ability to help with cancer prevention, research studies seem to show that IP-6 can be effective for preventing kidney stone formation.

Dose: Take 120 mg daily.
 
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Aloe vera is traditionally used to dissolve calcium kidney stones as it contains citrate and can reduce oxalate in the urine. This is shown in human studies.

Dose: Drink up to 250 mL (8 ounces) daily.
 
Uva ursi
Helpful

This herb is a traditional folk remedy to help cure bladder infection. It is believed to help with kidney stones as well.

Dose: Take 250 to 500 mg of the powdered extract three times daily.
 
Horsetail Helpful

This herb is used traditionally in Europe as a diuretic. It is also used to treat kidney stones.
 
Dose: Dosage suggested is to start with 300 mg taken three times daily and increasing up to 2 grams three times daily.
 
Juniper Helpful

Juniper is used commonly around the world and is suggested for treating bladder infection and bladder stones.

Dose: Use 2 to 3 grams of the dried berries boiled in 150 mL of water taken three times daily has been suggested.
 
Dandelion root Helpful

Native American medicine used dandelion to treat kidney disease. Animal studies show that it has a diuretic effect.

Dose: Use 2 to 8 grams of the dried root made by decoction (boiled in water) has been suggested.
 
Marshmallow This herb has been traditionally suggested for cleansing the kidney of stones.
 
Gravel root This herb has been traditionally used to treat kidney stones.
 
Parsley Parsley is traditionally suggested to be helpful for curing kidney stones.
   
Goldenrod This herb is used traditionally as part of an "irrigation therapy" for treating kidney stones. Animal studies show that goldenrod has a diuretic effect.

It is often used with large amounts of water intake to cleanse the kidney of stones.
 
Hydrangea Hydranegea is an herb traditionally suggested for cleansing the kidney of stones.
 


For a detailed report and common questions and dietary recommendations, see our full review on Kidney Stones.

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Revised: March 8, 2011


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