Can Apple Cider Vinegar Treat Kidney Stones

Apple Cider Vinegar Treat Kidney Stones

There are evidence that apple cider vinegar can treat kidney stones. However,research is going on this,but some people have reported promising results and consider ACV a natural treatment for kidney stones. Continue reading our article to acknowledge the healing powers of ACV and get an answer to your question “Can apple cider vinegar treat Kidney stones?”

Apple Cider Vinegar Treat Kidney Stones

Apple Cider Vinegar Treat Kidney Stones

Kidney stones may be defined as the mass of crystallized salts and minerals developing along urinary tract or kidneys. It develops due to deposition of minerals in your urine. This mostly happens when your urine is concentrated. The size of a kidney stone may vary, and it is entirely a painful condition. It causes painful urination, nausea and fever.

But how can apple cider vinegar help in treating kidney stones?

Apple cider Vinegar To Treat Kidney Stones

Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid and citric acid. It is believed that citric acid softens, breaks and dissolves kidney stones. The size of the kidney stones decrease and is easily passed in urine.

apple cider vinegar help in treating kidney stones

apple cider vinegar help in treating kidney stones

Apple cider vinegar alkalizes the urine and blood and increases the stomach acids. It prevents the formation of new stones and improves digestion. It helps to get rid of excess minerals and body toxins that are responsible for kidney stone formation. Also, ACV is useful in reducing inflammation and pain.

What Research says in answer to our question ‘Can apple cider vinegar treat kidney stones?’

Evidence that suggests that apple cider vinegar can treat kidney stones is mostly based on personal experiences.

There is a lack of studies examining the effect of ACV on kidney stones.

However,studies have proved that ACV is rich in potassium and potassium prevents kidney stone formation. A study conducted in 2014 stated that ACV protects kidney against oxidative injury and also increases antioxidants. Researchers have found that ACV reduces the level of cholesterol and amps weight loss. High body weight is associated with a kidney stone,and thus weight loss through ACV again can prevent kidney stone formation. A study conducted in 2017 found that fermented vinegar has positive results in preventing stones and reduces risks of kidney stones.

How To Consume Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is acidic. If you drink it undiluted, it can cause burning of throat and oesophagus. Also, it can harm tooth enamel.

To treat kidney stone,there are many ways to consume ACV.

ACV Drinks To Treat Kidney Stone

1.Diluted ACV-

The simplest way to consume ACV is to add two tablespoons ACV in a glass of water. Add a teaspoon of honey for taste. Stir well the ingredients and drink the solution half an hour before meals. You may also add 2 ounces of lemon juice to enhance taste and have a positive effect on health. Lemon is rich in cit rate, and it further reduces the acidity level in urine.

Diluted ACV

Diluted ACV

*After consuming ACV make sure to rinse your mouththoroughly,or the acidic character of ACV may damage your tooth enamel.

2.Powerful kidney stone drink-

To make this drink you require 1-2 tablespoons ACV and 2 ounces of lemon juice and olive oil each. Mix the ingredients. Drink the concoction and then drink a glass of water. This potent drink will increase lubrication and will eliminate kidney stone.

Powerful kidney stone drink

Powerful kidney stone drink

3.Baking soda and ACV drink-

The active ingredient of ACV is sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate alkalizes the body and makes urine less acidic. It helps to eliminate kidney stones and also prevents its formation.
Mix a half teaspoon of baking soda and two tablespoon of ACV to a glass of water and drink the solution.

Baking soda and ACV drink

Baking soda and ACV drink

Try any of the above apple cider vinegar drink to get rid of the kidney stones. But to prevent kidney stone in the future also make changes in your diet. Limit the intake of salt, sugar, processed foods, refined carbs and acidic foods. Eat whole grains, non-dairy calcium-rich food, nuts and plant-based proteins. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and limit fat intake. Avoid vitamin C supplements and drink lots of water.

*If you are on certain medications ACV may interfere with medication. You should not take apple cider vinegar if you are on diuretics or taking insulin or digoxin.

Usually, 2-3 tablespoon of ACV 3 times in a day is considered safe, but there is no hard and fast rule on how much daily dose of ACV is safe. Thus, before consuming apple cider vinegar to treat kidney stone do consult your doctor.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.