How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Dissolve Kidney Stones

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

apple cider vinegar for kidney stones

How-To-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-To-Dissolve-Kidney-StonesKidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are small, hard deposits that form inside your kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts.

These stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk. Such as eating too much meat and not enough veggies or inadequate fluid intake and dehydration.

Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. (source)


Although it can be quite painful, kidney stones can pass on their own.

However, some stones can become too big and might require surgery. If you want to avoid this, use apple cider vinegar.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Works

Apple cider vinegar is often used to detox your liver and kidneys, flushing out toxins and excess minerals so that they can’t accumulate and form stones.

The citric acid in apple cider vinegar helps dissolve small kidney stones, which your body can then expel through the urine (1).

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Dissolve Kidney Stones

Apple cider vinegar is a safe and an easy alternative to surgery and highly toxic medication.

1. ACV And Water

This is by far the quickest and most simple way to use ACV for kidney stones.


  • 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
    • 8 ounces of lukewarm or hot water


    1. Mix and drink immediately, preferably on an empty stomach.
      2. Take it once daily to dissolve kidney stones and once a week as a preventive measure.

2. ACV and Baking Soda

Baking soda is actually produced by your kidneys to prevent them from being damaged by acidity. Taking baking soda will help your kidneys heal from the strain of being full of stones.


  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1 glass of water


  1. Mix these ingredients together
    2. Stir and drink
    3. To eliminate kidney stones, consume it twice a day.

3. ACV and Honey

Honey has antibacterial effects which can prevent infection if the stones scratch the urinary tract as they leave the body (2). It also makes it easier to drink ACV.



  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons of honey


  1. Mix the honey and apple cider vinegar
    2. Consume it twice a day to eliminate kidney stones
    3. To treat the kidney stone problem effectively add a glass of water to the mixture and drink it.

4. ACV, Olive oil & Lemon Juice

Like ACV, lemon juice also contains citric acid, which will help dissolve kidney stones even more (3). It also prevents urinary tract infection (4).


  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
    • 2 oz of organic extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 oz of lemon juice
    • 24 oz of water


  1. Mix ingredients together.
    2. Follow up with a tall glass of water.
  2. Drink 8 oz of the beverage every 30 minutes or so until it’s all finished.

5. ACV, Coconut Oil and Water

This recipe adds a little variety into the mix while actively keeping your urinary tract clean and healthy.


  • 2 tablespoons of ACV
    • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
    • 16 ounces of water


  1. Mix ingredients together.
    2. Follow up with a tall glass of water.
  2. Drink 8 oz of this mixture in the morning and the remaining 8 oz in the evening.

These natural remedies for kidney stones are very useful when the stones are still small. But if you already have severe pain caused by kidney stones, then you should seek medical attention.