Keep yourself hydrated and drink at least eight glasses of water a day. This is one of the basic tips to keep a healthy lifestyle. This is also the most basic and the most important remedy when experiencing kidney pain because it lets the kidney stones pass and it also prevents new stones from forming. Water also flush outs toxins.
Water may be enough to treat kidney pain but there are other ingredients that may help treat and remove the kidney pain. It is necessary to drink a glass of water after drinking other kinds of home remedy treatments.
Before trying out any home remedy, it is important to seek for the doctor’s advice regarding them especially if you are pregnant. They can guide you as to what type of home treatment suits you best. Your doctor can also give you advice whether these home remedy options may give some complications to your condition.
Drinking eight glasses of water a day is the recommended daily intake of water but if you are having kidney pain, try to add some more and make it twelve glasses of water a day. This will allow the stones to pass.
Continue drinking lots of water even if the stones have already passed. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of kidney pain and you would not want your condition to escalate to more severe conditions.
Try to observe the color of your urine. A healthy one should have a light or pale yellow color. A dark yellow or brown urine is a sign of dehydration.
Watery Vegetables and Fruits
Consuming watery vegetables and fruits such as cucumber, apples, berries, pomegranate, tomatoes, and watermelon help in enhancing the function of your kidneys and also flush out the toxins in your body.
Fresh Coconut Water/Juice
Drinking fresh coconut juice or water is also good for kidney pain as it is a diuretic which means that it increases the passing of urine, therefore, helping in flushing out bacteria from the urinary tract. Coconut water prevents and cures urinary tract infection.
It is important to drink a fresh coconut water and not the bottled ones because once the coconut water has been exposed and changes temperature, it loses its nutrients and natural healing powers.
Cranberry juice is one of the proven most effective ways of treating kidney pain caused by urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice stops E.coli, the bacteria responsible for urinary tract infection, from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.
Tomato juice is known to eliminate infection and stones in the kidney while reducing the pain. There are two ways to use tomatoes for eliminating kidney pain. One, as a tomato juice and two, as a tomato plaster.
Extract the tomato juice using a blender. Drink a glass of fresh tomato juice before meals. Drink water after drinking the tomato juice to clear the infection.
For the tomato plaster, finely chop the tomatoes and put them on a thick cotton cloth. Wrap the finely chopped tomatoes on the cloth. Lie down and place the cloth on the back until the pain eases.
Cabbage Leaves Poultice
Cabbage pushes out toxins in the body. Cabbage leaves can be directly applied to the painful areas. To make a poultice, place 2 to 4 cabbage leaves, 2 chopped onions, 3 to 4 handfuls of bran, and water in a pot. Apply the poultice on the affected area and leave it for 1 to 2 hours or overnight. Continue applying the poultice until the kidney pain is gone.
Add freshly squeezed lemons to water. You can drink this anytime but it is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach. The citric and acetic acid in lemons break down the kidney stones and flush them out of the body. Lemons contain citrate, a chemical that stops calcium stones from forming. Citrate can also break down large stones into small ones to let them pass easily. Lemon juice has a lot of other health benefits just like helping inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Marshmallow has diuretic abilities and it flushes out toxins by increasing urine. It also reduces pain when urinating. It contains mucilages that help in coating the lining of the urinary tract to protect it from damage.
There are two ways to prepare it. The first way can be prepared by placing 4 tablespoons of marshmallow root in a liter of water. Let the marshmallow root soak overnight in the refrigerator. Strain the infusion and add honey to it. Drink the cold marshmallow infusion.
The other option is to pour a tablespoon of marshmallow root in a cup of hot water. Cover and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink the tea.
Basil has a detoxifying and diuretic nature because of the acetic acid that it contains which enhances the function of the kidneys and helps remove the stones from the kidneys. Basil also lowers the levels of uric acid to reduce the risk of having stones in the future.
Fresh or dried basil leaves can be used to make tea. Fresh basil juice or fresh basil smoothie can also be another option.
Basil juice cannot be taken for more than 6 weeks. It may result in low blood pressure, low blood sugar, and increased bleeding.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has citric acid that helps in dissolving kidney stones. It can also help alkalize urine and blood. It increases stomach acids to stop the formation of new stones. It helps ease the pain that is caused by kidney stones.
Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink the mixture throughout the day.
It’s recommended not to drink more than 8 ounces of the mixture per day as it may lead to osteoporosis and low levels of potassium.
This mixture is not recommended for individuals.