Kidney stones are the result of excess calcium deposits in the kidneys. They form tiny
gravel like pieces that must unfortunately be passed through the urethra in order to exit
the body. This can be an excruciatingly painful process, and people who suffer from kidney
stones experience pain, back tenderness, fever, and even blood in the urine while they
agonizingly wait for the stone to pass. There are times when surgery is necessary to remove
a particularly large stone, but more often than not, they resolve themselves naturally.
Lemon has long-been thought to possess properties that can aid in the passing of kidney
stones. Lemon oil is high in d-Limonene, a natural agent that is helpful in the body’s
elimination of toxins, particularly in the liver and kidneys. Because of its concentrated
nature, lemon essential oil (citrus limonium) can help to make the passage of kidney stones
smoother than when using no treatment at all. For frequent sufferers, a daily regimen
including this oil can also help to minimize calcium buildup in the kidneys and the painful
stones that occur as a result.
First, it is important to stay as hydrated as possible. Drinking adequate amounts of water
helps to increase urine output, which is directly correlated with the cleansing of the
kidneys. This reduces the risk of infection while waiting for a kidney stone to pass, while
also encouraging the movement of the stones to the urethra in order to properly exit the
Add 5-7 drops of lemon oil to each of glass of water that you consume. Continue to drink
this mixture until the stone passes.
Place 10 drops of lemon oil in empty capsules. Take 2 capsules each day to maintain overall
digestive and toxin eliminating health.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.