Herbal remedies for kidney stones ( prevention and treatment)
Below are being provided some known herbal remedies for treatment of kidney stones. But lifestyle correction is equally important as a preventive and therapeutic measure. This lifestyle correction plan has to be based on the principles of Ayurveda, which state that the cause of kidney stones is pittaj prameha, a body dysfunctional condition which is ascribed to imbalance of pitta and kapha.
- Water :
Drink plenty of water , avoiding excess though, through the day.
- Onion decoction :
Onion decoction or onion juice diluted with water—both are effective.
- Lemon juice with Olive oil :
The mixture of both serves well.
- Lemon juice with honey or black salt :
Use either honey or black mineral salt but not both.
- Coconut water :
An excellent remedy; better option is–sweet coconut water.
- Red Apple :
Fresh apple juice is also helpful in kidney stones.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
This 21st century panacea is good here also.
- Okra (Lady’s finger)
Decoction of okra in water is useful because it neutralizes the high pitta which leads to kidney stones.
- Kidney beans
Rajmah cooked with black salt or saltless or boiled or as soup are good.
Can be taken as a fruit or juice.
Can be used as decoction or extract. Black tulsi is better than green tulsi.
To be used fresh and ripe, extract or juice is still better.
Raw or extract are very effective because they balance the body pitta which causes kidney stones.
- Figs (Anjir)
Soak a few figs overnight and in the morning drink their water first thing. You may also eat the soaked figs.
- Citrus Fruit Juices
Juices should be fresh—not made from concentrate or tetra packed.
- Pineapple juice and Cinnamon
Mixture of cinnamon powder and fresh ripe pineapple juice works beneficially in kidney stones.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera juice is a good remedy here also as it pacifies the pitta and vata and balances them.
Juice of fresh green grapes is also pitta and vata balancing and serves well in kidney stones.