They say there is no pain worse than being in labor. Now 75% of people you talk to claim that they will rather give birth than pass kidney stones. Kidney stones are very painful and there is not really any medication for it. That means you will have to go for surgery or wait until you pass it naturally.
What are Kidney Stones?
Minerals and salt deposits that look like small pebbles form inside your kidneys. They form when your urine is concentrated and crystalize and stick together.
The cause of kidney stones
Researchers cannot find the exact cause for kidney stones but they believe one of the main causes can be dehydration. They speculate that the following can also cause kidney stones:
- You have experienced one or more kidney stones before
- A high sodium diet
- Digestive diseases
- Other medical conditions including a severe urinary tract infection, hyperparathyroidism, renal tubular acidosis, etc.
Essential oils for kidney stones
Using essential oils for kidney stones are a great option. They are antioxidants and have chemical compounds such as terpenes, ketones, alcohols, phenols which have healing properties.
Essential oils help you the natural way by aiding in detoxification of the body, stimulating circulation in the body.
How to use essential oil for kidney stones
Apply the oil directly onto your skin and around the kidney area
Using a diffuser is one the best ways to utilize your essential oils
There are many oils that can be made into teas or used in cooking. Food-based oils, such as basil, rosemary, or peppermint are great choices for consuming. It is advised to speak to a medical professional first before ingesting any essential oil.
5 Popular essential oils for Kidney Stones
Helichrysum essential oil reduces inflammation, detoxifying the immune system, and even fighting fungal infections. It can decrease kidney stone risk by helping the kidneys and liver detoxify waste products more efficiently. Only use this oil externally.
Take a small amount of this oil and massage a small, diluted part into the abdomen just over the kidney area.
Orange helps relieve spasms in the urinary tract that occur when stones are trying to pass. It helps to relax the muscles near the ureter and calms the nerves alleviating the pain of passing a stone. You can take orange oil internally, inhaled, or topically
Place 1 drop into 30 ml carrier oil. Massage over kidney area
Fennel can be used topically over the area of skin where your kidneys lie for pain relief. It helps reduce the spasms associated with kidney stones. This oil can help flush out uric acid, minerals, and crystals. It is advised not to use fennel oil in large quantities and to avoid it if you are pregnant or epileptic.
Rub diluted fennel essential oil on your abdomen. Fennel can be taken internally by adding 1 to 2 drops in warm water
Because the acidity in lemon oils it helps prevent calcium and crystals from forming stones in the kidneys. It also helps detox and cleanse the blood. Use lemon essential oil from cold pressed lemon rinds. Lemon oil is safe to use internally in small amounts
Use 1 to 2 drops in a glass of water in the morning. You can also add it to a smoothie.
Lemongrass oil has pain relieving properties. It increases circulation and blood flow to the kidneys. Lemongrass can also help treat infections of the urinary tract that may be associated with kidney stones.
Place a few drops of plain unmixed lemongrass oil into a cup of boiling water and drink like a tea.
But, as always, if you can prevent the pain and agony of kidney stones, live healthily, maintain a good healthy diet and do exercises regularly. But always keep essential oils in your first aid kit. Just in case….