Natural Ways to Dissolve Kidney Stones

Neha Mittal   by Neha Mittal, MS, Biotechnology    Last updated on April 20, 2021,

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What helps to dissolve kidney stones?

If you have kidney stones, you experience severe abdominal pain that radiates to your lower back. Sometimes, you may have blood in your urine (hematuria). There is a persistent need to urinate even though you can only urinate small amounts of it.

In order to relieve the symptoms of kidney stones, you can try certain options to treat your kidney stones. There are some home remedies that can help dissolve kidney stones naturally and fast.

Here are some great options that you can try.


Remedies to dissolve kidney stones: What can I take to dissolve kidney stones?

Most of the times, kidney stones develop as a result of chemicals that are deposited in the kidneys and not passed from the body in urine. These deposits form and attach themselves to the wall of the kidney and get concentrated. Kidney stones may be made from several different chemicals such as calcium oxalate, uric acid and struvite crystals.

The main causes of kidney stones are poor diet, a diet high in oxalates, calcium supplements that are synthetic in nature, dehydration, pH balance, allergies, obesity, mineral deficiencies, etc.

There are many natural products that may help in dissolving and passing these deposits that form as stones through urination. But you should always contact your doctor before using any of these treatments and also ensure that your ongoing medical treatment is not stopped or influenced.

More: Kidney Stone Pain: How Does It Feel When You Have A Kidney Stone?

Stay hydrated

Drink adequate water regularly. An average adult weighing 150 lbs. needs six to eight glasses of water daily. If you stay well hydrated, your urine remains diluted and may prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Diluted urine also helps dissolve kidney stones better.

Apple cedar vinegar

Take 1 to 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and mix it with water. Drink this fluid twice a day when you feel pain. This can help the stones dissolve and pass. Drink one glass of this liquid daily thereafter to help prevent new kidney stones from forming.

Apple cider vinegar again contains citric acid and may help dissolve calcium deposits that develop stones in the kidneys.

Sprouted Grains

Sprouts may help reduce the risk of kidney stones because sprouted grains have lower levels of phytic acid.

Cranberry juice

Drink cranberry juice. It is found helpful in dissolving and passing kidney stones. According to the British Journal of Urology, consuming cranberries and cranberry juice is an effective method of protecting the kidneys from the formation of oxalate kidney stones and helping the stones dissolve.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice when mixed with hot water can assist in the passage of kidney stones. You can buy pure extract or purchase fresh lemons and squeeze them at home to prepare the drink.

Celery juice

Celery contains antioxidants and certain compounds that are considered to increase urine production. You can add celery seeds in meals on a regular basis or use its juice to help reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. This is helpful in case you already have stones of kidneys.

More: Tips for Kidney Stones Pain Relief

Neha Mittal

Neha Mittal completed graduation in Biotechnology from Graphics Era University, Dehradun and Masters in Biotechnology from Amity University, Noida. In the past, she worked with Sharon Biomedicine Ltd., DUKES Products Ltd., and Forest Research Institute, Dehradun as researcher in biotechnology.


Neha loves singing and dancing in leisure time. She also enjoys traveling and maintains a collection of great novels.

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