A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral substance developed within the kidney or the urinary tract. Kidney stone is also called as renal calculus or Nephrolith in medical terms. Kidney stones are one of the most painful medical condition that can pain anytime.

Kidney stones are regularly filtered through the kidney and exit our body through urine. Sometimes, because of dehydration, the salts does not dissolve and crystallization takes place. These crystals grow large enough to block the renal ducts or get stuck in the ureter, causing peak and severe pain in the urinary tract.

There are many reason for the formation of kidney stones. Dehydration is the main factor in formation of kidney stone. Drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily keeps yourself hydrated and lowers the risk of kidney stones formation.

Diet and hereditary factors are also one of the reason for stone formation. The pain caused due to stones can be very harsh and typically comes in waves lasting from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. By following this simple natural remedies, you can soften the kidney stones and speed up the body’s natural healing process.

Basil Leaves

Basil leaves (Tulsi) is very good for the overall health of the kidneys. Add one teaspoon of juice from basil leaves with 1 teaspoon of honey and drink it daily in the morning. Chewing two to three basil leaves daily also helps in easing the kidney stone pain.

Watermelon

Water and potassium content of watermelon is a good ingredient for a healthy kidney. Watermelon helps in circulating and maintaining the level of acid present in the urine. Eating watermelon or drinking its juice daily will help in natural breaking up of kidney stones.

Tomato juice

Drink a glass tomato juice with a pinch of salt and pepper every morning is also help in lowering pain. This helps in melting the mineral salts in the kidney and prevents the salts from forming further stones.

Kidney beans

Kidney beans (Rajma) is very effective home remedy for kidney related problems. Takeout the seeds from the pods and then boil the pods in purified hot water for an hour. Strain the liquid and leave it until it cools. Drink the liquid several times throughout the day to lower kidney stone pain.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is rich in citric acid that helps in break down the calcium-based kidney stones. Drinking two to three glasses of lemon juice daily will increase the capacity of urination and natural removal of stones through urine.

These home remedies helps you to lower the pain and in some cases removal of kidney stones. If you are experiencing severe and unbearable pain, consult a Nephrologist immediately.