Kidney stones, usually quite minute, are a more common problem that people realize but they make themselves felt as they are being expelled from the body. A sharp pain in the side, lower back or abdomen over a period of days or weeks may denote the presence of kidney stones and you should seek professional advice to ensure that they do not cause damage to the kidneys. Except in dire circumstances a physician will usually recommend that they be allowed to disperse naturally. In the meantime drink large quantities of water and consider the following.
Home Remedies for Kidney Stones
Drinks to Soothe and Cure
Beetroot Beet tops and beetroot taken daily is an old-fashioned suggestion for dissolving kidney stones.
A Tea to Relieve Kidney Pains
25g (1oz) each grated asparagus root, fennel bulb, parsley root and celery
600ml (1 pint) boiling water
Cover the grated vegetables and herbs with the water and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Strain and serve with a dash of lemon juice. Drink 1 small glass before meals for 3 days when discomfort is felts.
Burdock, tansy, dandelion, marsh mallow root and urva ursi Mix together 25g (1 oz) of each and take 1 teaspoon in 1 cup of boiling water to dispense gravel. Good home remedy for kidney stones.
Nettles and tansy Add 1 handful of each of the fresh herbs to 1 litre (1.75pints) of water. Boil for 10 minutes and drink a small cupful every four hours.
Linseed Boil for 10 minutes and drink a small cupful every four hours.
Linseed Boil 4 tablespoons of linseed in 1 litre (1.75 pints) of water then strain and drink the liquid with lemon and honey. It will soothe all kidney disorders. One of the best home remedies for kidney stones.
Sweet corn A tea made with the silky tassels from the sweetcorn cob is a very old-fashioned and universal cure for irritations of the urinary tract.
Glycerine Take 1 tablespoon of glycerine on an empty stomach.
Parsley piert This plant was known as ‘break stone’ to the old-fashioned herbalist. Take 25g (1 oz) in 600ml (1pint) of boiling water.) of boiling water.
Kill or cure Disperse kidney stones by drinking daily several glasses of his own rough Norman cider.