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10 herbs that melt kidney stones naturally.

Updated on June 25, 2014

In addition to overall rules to protect kidneys, you may also need to clean them out from stones and grains. Nephrolitiasis is a common disease in areas where water is rich on stone forming minerals.

Once they start to form, stones need to be removed. Either with medicine, surgery or naturally (you need to melt and excrete them).

I've said many times, that one beer per day is quite healthy but unfortunately - many people can't (or won't) drink it.

For the all natural people out there, I have a collection of spices and herbs that help melt the kidney stones without drinking beer.

Drinking a lot of liquids is still a very good idea.

So let's begin with the most easy one to find:

Parsley fruits/seeds (Petroselinum crispum Mill.)
Parsley fruits/seeds (Petroselinum crispum Mill.) | Source

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum Mill.)

Parsley is a source of

  • Lycopene
  • Carotenes
  • Flavonoids
  • Apigenin
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C and
  • Vitamin A (antioxidants)

Both leaf mass, stems and root can be eaten raw. Roots and fruits (cumin-like seeds) can be dried and made into tea (or boiled in a soup). The taste is excellent and only a bit spicy.

Mainly, this vegetable (which is also a good herb) is used for its uterotonic effects. It helps the kidney clean itself by excretion of unused liquids.

Corn silk (Zea mays L.)
Corn silk (Zea mays L.) | Source

Corn silk (Zea mays subsp. mays L.)

The blond hair fibers at the top of an ear of corn. Many people don't know that this "hair" is used as medicine since the dawn of time by native americans.

Corn silks are a source of Vitamin K, mild diuretic and very light laxative (helps a bit in weightloss)

It is excellent herbal tea for

  • Bladder infections
  • Bed wetting in children and elderly
  • Kidney stones
  • Inflammation of the urinary system and prostate gland
  • Renal colic

This is what we need it for, but it is also quite potent tonic in patients suffering from

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Constant fatigue
  • High cholesterol
  • Cystitis
  • Rheumatism

They may be eaten raw, but are not very tasty and the properties are kept after drying so you can have a lock of this hair for warm herbal tea in humid winter days.

Juniper fruits (Fr. Juniperus L.)
Juniper fruits (Fr. Juniperus L.) | Source

Juniper fruits (Juniperus L.)

There is current research done on Juniper for natural diet-control on diabetes (apart from other herbs). Juniper is claimed to make pancreas increase insulin secretion. However, they are only experimental.

For what suits us - Berries are good diuretic and light appetite stimulant.

Native Western Americans used Juniper berries as natural remedy for rheumatism and arthritis due to its diuretic properties.

They are very pleasant snack and remind the taste of dry Gin.

Dried fruits can be kept for months and make very fragrant herbal tea.

Melon seeds (Sem. Cucumis L.)
Melon seeds (Sem. Cucumis L.) | Source

Melon seeds (Cucumis L.)

Melons are food generally considered a good diuretic due to their high water content.

Seeds of cantaloupe Melons were used in China to regulate digestive system.

They are also good source of Lycopene and potassium.

Seeds can be peeled and eaten raw or baked. Seed tea can be used to reduce water retention in the body (especially lower abdomen).

Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus L.)
Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus L.) | Source

Sour cherry stems (Prunus cerasus L.)

I wrote article some time ago about the sour cherry

Long story short:

Eat the cherries, collect the stems and pyrenes.

Dry them out and use for herbal teas. Excellent aphrodisiac for both males and females, helps in female periods and of course - cleanses the kidneys from sand and stones when used for a long time.

Boil a handful of stems in one liter of water for 15 minutes. Add honey and drink as tea.

Diuretic effect is quite fast, so do this at home.

White lilium bulbs (Lilium candidum L.)
White lilium bulbs (Lilium candidum L.) | Source

White lilium bulbs (Lilium candidum L.)

Sometimes called White cream Lily, this plant is seldom used as a herb. It actually is, but only its cloves/bulbs. They resemble garlic.

Some southern nations often cook the bulbs in soup and eat them, but the bulb itself is also good in herbal tea preparation. The odor and taste are a bit stronger this way, but they help in pulmonary diseases and have energizing properties.

Bulbs are also eaten raw in equatorial countries and claim to help reduce overheating of the body.

Bulbs from Candidum species are especially good for cleaning hard particles from ureic paths while reducing inflammation in the same time.

It is hard to come by, but if you have this pretty flower in your garden and not need it - gather the root system and keep it.

Dyer's madder (Rubia tinctorum)
Dyer's madder (Rubia tinctorum) | Source

Madder, dyer's madder (Rubia tinctorum L.)

Another rare herb for which I wrote article some time ago.

Visit the link for more details.

In short:

The herb roots are good for

  • Small kidney and bladder stones
  • Bladder and urinary tube cleaning
  • Cleansing in weak female periods without bleeding.

1 tablespoon of the root is chopped finely and boiled in 1/2 liter of water for 10 minutes.

Let it cool completely, sift and keep cool in a closed bottle.

Drink 1 glass before meals.

Bear berries.
Bear berries. | Source

Bearberry leaves (Fol. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.)

đÉrbutin and metylarbutin in Bearberry have anti-uromicrobial properties and acts as a mild diuretic and in ailments such as cystitis and urolithiasis.

It is also natural antibiotic and antibacterial agent.

Main action can be reached by soaking 1 tablespoon of the leaf mass in 1/2 liter of water.

Leave it overnight to soak well and then boil the infusion for 5 minutes in the morning. Should be taken 4-5 times per day, 100 ml serving.

Therapeutic properties are reached after few weeks on this herbal tea, so have patience.

Smooth rupturewort (Herniaria Glabra L.)
Smooth rupturewort (Herniaria Glabra L.) | Source

Smooth rupturewort (Herniaria glabra L.)

The leaf mass has many flavonoids and saponins. There are also triterpene glycosides like the ones in Ginseng root. The latter helps in the herb's spasmolytic function.

Tea made from the leaf mass helps in cleaning

  • Albumin from the urine,
  • Small kidney and bladder stones,
  • Inflammations in the bladder and
  • Reduces the liquids built in ascites.

Tea preparation:

In the morning: 6 grams of the dry leaf mass is soaked in 400 ml boiling water (less than 2 cups).

The infusion is left to rest for 15 minutes and then divided in 3 parts to take after meals.

Quack/Couch grass (Elymus repens L.)
Quack/Couch grass (Elymus repens L.) | Source

Couch (quack) grass rhizomes (Elymus repens L.)

Most herbalists prefer using merely 10-15 grams of the rhizomes due to their strong resin taste.

Actually, much more is necessary to obtain therapeutic effects.

50-60 grams of the dried rhizomes are boiled in 1/2 liter of water for 15 minutes, then covered and left to cool.

One glass of this infusion is taken 3 times per day, before meals.

It is used to treat

  • Gout,
  • Rheumatism
  • Bladder and kidney disorders.

Before the Insulin was discovered, roots were eaten raw to reduce blood sugar levels.

However, today - this is not a good practice due to the low effect of the rhizomes compared to other herbal remedies.

A mix of everything.

(if you can afford it)

Herbs can potentiate each other by mixing synergistic ones together.

Bulgarian herbal knowledge base combines all the herbs listed above in a concoction made from all of them like this:

Herbal part
Rad. Petrosel. Sat.
Parsley roots
100 grams
Fr. Petrosel. Sat.
Parsley seeds
50 grams
Stigma maydis
Maize hairs
50 grams
Fr. Juniperi
Juniper fruits
200 grams
Sem. Cucumis melo
Melon seeds
100 grams
Rhiz. Graminis
Couch grass rhizomes
60 grams
Stip. Cerasorum
Sour cherry stems
60 grams
Bulbus Lili Can.
White lilium bulbs
4 pieces

M.f.species (mix everything evenly)

3 tbsp in 1 liter of water are boiled for 15 minutes. 1 wine glass 3 times per day before meals.


if you can't find all of the herbs listed above (or can't afford all of them), you can try this mix:

Herbal part
Rad. Tinctoriae rubi
Dyers madder roots
200 grams
Fol. Uvae ursi
Bear grapes' leaves
50 grams
Hb. Herniariae
Rupturewort blades
50 grams
Fr. Juniperi
Juniper fruits
50 grams
M.f.species (mix everything evenly) Again: 3 tbsp in 1 liter of water are boiled for 15 minutes. 1 wine glass 3 times per day before meals.


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    • m0rd0r profile imageAUTHOR

      Stoill Barzakov 

      3 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Thank you for the kind words Chitrangada :)

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very informative and important hub to get rid of kidney stones naturally. I strongly believe in Herbal remedies and encourage others to follow the same.

      Thank you for sharing this useful and helpful hub. Thanks for the follow as well!

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very interesting learning about the curative power of these herbs.


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