Kidney stones can be very painful. When they start moving, they cause debilitating and excruciating pain. Lemons and lemon juice are the most common natural remedies used by people who want to prevent kidney stones.
According to certain research, lemons contain high doses of natural citrate, which is a standard medical treatment for kidney stones. Medical experts have discovered that lemon juice can be effective in prevention, in people who are prone to kidney stones. They called it the “lemonade therapy.”
Citric acid against kidney stones
Citric acid from lemons obstructs the formation of stones in kidney. The ones that are starting to form are being broken up by this acid.
Citric acid in you urine will protect you from kidney stones, by making it less favorable for their creation. It coats the smaller stones, which can become real kidney stones, and prevents other material from attaching on the stones.
Lemons and limes have the highest content of citric acid. Pharmacological doses, prescribed as potassium citrate, can be very expensive because they require 12 tablets a day.
This drink will help you improve the health of your kidneys
You will get the same dose citric acid as the pharmacological therapy in 32 ounces of prepared lemonade or ½ cup (4 ounces) of pure lemon juice.
Mix 2 ounces of lemon juice with 6 ounces of water, and drink this 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening. So only half a cup of lemon juice can help you get rid of kidney stones.