I want to share with you what remedies I used for him that saved us a visit to the doctor for strong medications. But just so we are clear I am not against doing that, once the body indicated there was a problem (the pain) and he knew exactly what was causing it (a kidney stone) I am all about dulling the pain signal while we treat the root cause. He was able to handle the pain with Ibuprofen and these herbal remedies, which also have pain killing properties while working with the body to dissolve and eliminate the stones.
3 parts Marshmallow Root - soothes the mucus membranes, helping to relieve the discomfort of a passing stone, also has a cleansing effect
2 parts Gravel Root - derived its name from its effect on stony deposits in the kidneys
2 parts Skullcap - antispasmodic and sedative, helping with the pain
1 part Oregon Grape - infection fighter
1 part Valerian - strongly sedative to relax ureter, allowing stones to pass
These were the herbs I used in my formula but I would also have added juniper berries if I had some on hand, I only had juniper tincture so I used that in the Lemon Water below. If you have powdered Juniper berries I would add 2 parts to this formula.
Power Lemon Water
15 drops juniper berry tincture (or wild yam)
2 cups distilled water
3 drops of liquid stevia to taste
Squeeze the lemon and then drop right in the water with all the other ingredients.
Sip throughout the day, refilling as necessary.
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