(NaturalNews) Many people who have had kidney stones report that passing them was the greatest pain they had ever experienced. Many women claim that it easily beats childbirth on the pain scale, and men can suffer even more due to the long length of their urethras.
Everybody hopes it won’t happen to them, but the National Kidney Foundation reports that one out of every 10 Americans will develop a kidney stone during their lifetime, leading more than 500,000 people to seek emergency medical treatment each year. It is also worth noting that men are at a higher risk than women. Kidney stones sometimes form without people realizing it, but when they become lodged on their way out, they make their presence known quickly and painfully.
If you happen to be part of that unlucky 10 percent – or are hoping to avoid becoming a member of this group – a powerful remedy can help you dissolve kidney stones on your own. Doctors typically suggest waiting for the stone to pass while dosing up on analgesics to minimize pain and drinking plenty of fluids to push the stone out. Some bigger stones might require surgery, however. If you want to keep yourself out of the hospital and avoid risking the infections that hospitals are infamous for, this potent natural solution should be your first course of action.
- 9 ounces of organic lemons (approximately 3 lemons)
- 9 ounces of parsley root (cleaned and scraped)
- 9 ounces of raw organic honey
- 9 ounces of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup of pure maple syrup
Putting it together is easy:
- Cut the organic lemons into chunks with the skin still on. Process in a blender or food processor.
- Cut the scraped parsley root into chunks and process with the lemon.
- Add the raw organic honey, extra virgin olive oil and pure maple syrup and blend thoroughly.
You’ll want to take one tablespoon of this concoction each morning on an empty stomach. You can store it in an airtight glass container in your refrigerator. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids through the rest of the day.
Lemons are incredibly beneficial to kidneys
Lemons work to inhibit the growth of kidney stones because of their high content of citrates. This boosts your urine’s acidity, enabling it to dissolve kidney stones naturally. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine urology expert John Milner said: “[Real] lemonade, not the powdered variety that uses artificial flavoring, actually slows the development of kidney stones for those who are prone to the development of kidney stones.”
Parsley cleanses and alkalizes
The parsley root is another crucial component of this remedy, as it serves to increase your urinary output, thereby flushing out the kidneys and creating an alkaline environment that is unfriendly to the stones. It also helps cleanse the kidneys, remove toxins and dissolve uric acid.
Honey is a soothing, natural antibiotic
The honey in this mixture will help soothe the irritation in the urethral lining and also provides antibiotic protection. Olive oil is included for its lubricating qualities, which will enable the stones to glide through your system more smoothly. The maple syrup is used to improve the taste of the liquid, making people more likely to stick with it long enough for it to dissolve the stones.
No matter what course of action you choose to take in approaching a kidney stone, you must make a point of drinking as much water as possible.
This simple remedy can also be used as a preventive measure, and even adding a squeeze of lemon juice to your water every day can help maintain kidney health. Keeping your kidneys in top shape is vital as they are responsible for filtering toxins and waste from your blood and regulating your body’s fluid levels. They also keep blood minerals such as phosphorous, sodium and potassium in balance. In fact, your kidneys actually filter all of the blood in your body every half hour! With so much hard work to do, the importance of keeping your kidneys in good condition cannot be overemphasized.