Kidney stones form in the kidneys when surplus minerals begin to build up. When they’re stagnant, they don’t usually cause symptoms. But, once they pass into the ureter, the pain and other symptoms are unbearable.
Passing kidney stones is associated with strong spasms, sweating, painful urination, constant need for urination, etc.
Some people are just prone to kidney stone formation but for others, lifestyle factors can increase the risk of kidney stones. For example, not drinking enough water, eating certain foods rich in sodium excessively, following a diet full of junk food, etc.
Drinking lots of water can help expel the kidney stone faster and relieve the pain and discomfort.
You may also need certain meds to lower your pain, spasms, and discomfort. And, the good news is that certain natural remedies can be of aid for quicker and more effective removal of kidney stones.
One of the most popular folk remedies for kidney stone removal is parsley and lemon syrup. Let’s learn all about the combination of parsley and lemon juice and why kidney stone sufferers swear by it.
DIY Parsley and Lemon Remedy to Expel Kidney Stones
Parsley is an herb abundant in antioxidants and flavonoids that play a role in the fight against damage from free radicals. Moreover, it averts the formation of calcium oxalate that’s associated with kidney stone formation.
By consuming parsley, you’re supplying your body with vitamins K and E and folic acid that reduces the risk of calcification. With the addition of lemon juice, you help prevent the buildup of salts and minerals and the crystalization of calcium and oxalate.
Lemon juice promotes the removal of small kidney stones thanks to a compound it contains and which is known as HCA. HCA allows easier passage of the stones through the urine. Its diuretic properties increase the urine volume and the chance of expelling the stones.
How to Make DIY Parsley & Lemon Juice Kidney Stone Remedy
You will need:
1 parsley root, rinsed
Peel and cut the lemon. Dice the parsley. Add both ingredients to the blender and blend for several minutes until the mixture is smooth enough.
Transfer the syrup into a glass jar, close it well, and keep it in the fridge.
How to Use It:
Take one tablespoon of the syrup in the morning on an empty stomach.
Don’t forget to drink enough water, tea, and freshly squeezed juices to promote quicker relief from kidney stones by speeding up their removal.