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The Natural Cure for Kidney Stones

written by: Nicki H • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 6/28/2011

Kidney stones cause sharp intense pain that can last many hours. And those who are experiencing this pain can use natural remedies to assist in passing the stone. Plus, most natural remedies can be found in your refrigerator or pantry. Read on to learn a natural cure for kidney stones.

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    Benefits of Natural Methods

    Kidney stones are extremely painful, and caused by a stone that is causing urine flow to be blocked. The pain is described as extremely sharp in the back, side or lower abdomen. In some individuals, the pain is so intense, it causes vomiting. Using a natural cure for kidney stones will allow you to pass the stone, and experience relief. Plus, if you use natural preventative methods, you may minimize the chance of getting another kidney stone.

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    Consume Beverages High in Citric Acid

    Citric acid may help dissolve kidney stones. Prepare a 6-8 ounce cup of distilled water and add a couple teaspoons of lemon juice to the water. Drinking a glass of this mixture a few times a day will assist in breaking down the stones.

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    Drink Cranberry Juice

    Another natural cure for kidney stones is cranberry juice, which promotes urinary tract health. When you are suffering from kidney stones, drink cranberry juice 3-4 times a day. You can also consume dried cranberries as well. After your kidney stones pass, add cranberries into your daily diet to assist with the prevention of kidney stones.

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    Make Fresh Juice

    Carrots and oranges are a natural cure for kidney stones. Gather 4 carrots and 2 oranges and peal and prepare for juicing. You can use a regular juicer, or hand juicer to prepare 1-2 glasses of this special juice each day. Carrots and oranges both include citrates, which actually reduces uric acid and calcium salts, which are components present in kidney stones. Also, incorporate juicing into your daily routine to minimize the chances of future kidney stone.

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    Choose Beverages that Contain Phosphoric Acid

    Another home treatment for kidney stones is combining phosphoric acid with water soluble fiber. If you review the ingredient list on most sodas, phosphoric acid is present. Drink one of these beverages in combination with water soluble fiber, which will allow your kidney stone to naturally pass.

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    Consider Cutting out Red Meat

    Red meat is high in uric acid, which is a contributing factor of kidney stones. If possible, cut all red meat out of your diet, or at least minimize consumption.

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