GROSS ALERT: Kidney Stone Home Remedy

On October 8, 2000 during my first trimester with Caleb, I went in for my initial ultrasound. During the visit we learned that the baby was developing beautifully, but in addition to giving birth to a boy, I would soon be delivering 2 very large kidney stones (1cm and 2cm.) For those of you who have suffered with this ailment you know that these “stones” should have been labeled “rocks” instead because they were so large. It was like Plymouth and Gibraltar were growing in my kidney. Needless to say, the pregnancy and delivery were complicated and very arduous as a result of the stones. When Caleb was 11 days old, I was back in the hospital for my first ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy – a procedure that uses shock waves to break up a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily fit through the urinary tract and pass from the body.)

Over the next four years I was in and out of the ER and hospital for a total of 7 lithotripsies and thousands and thousands of dollars. I changed my diet drastically and began consuming buckets of water, but because of an abnormal type of kidney (medullary sponge kidney) my body continued to make stones. This was getting old fast, and very expensive. There had to be a better way, so I began educating myself about urology and nephrology. I read everything I could find about kidney stones, their prevention and cure, including home remedies.

One Sunday at church, I casually mentioned one of the home remedies I’d read about to a friend and he said, “Yeah, I know about that cure, it worked for me – twice.” I was stunned, a home remedy given credibility by a trusted friend. With a bit of skepticism, I considered giving it a try. So during my next attack, I sent Wade to the grocery store to purchase the two common ingredients for the remedy. I followed the instructions of the remedy and waited. I only had to wait about 45 minutes before the 4mm stone passed. I was shocked, giddy, elated. It worked!!!! I had been relieved of the pain and hassle of a kidney stone with about $5 dollars worth of supplies and 45 minutes. This was revolutionary for me. Could this mean no more ER visits, no more huge sums of money spent on ESWLs, no more senseless pain? The answer for me has been YES !!!! I have not visited the ER due to kidney stones nor had an ESWL or any real stone pain for the past 3 years.

I continue to visit my family physician every 6 months for a KUB (kidney,ureter, bladder) x-ray for extra measure. When I do have a stone, I rush home to perform the remedy. When I return to the doctor’s office for a follow up x-ray they are always baffled about the expediency of the home remedy.

Like 80% of stone formers, I make calcium oxalate stones. Our kidneys are the cleaners of the body, they filter blood to remove excess mineral salts and other wastes. Part of the cleaning process is to produce urine that excretes the waste from the body. Kidney stones form when your urine becomes so saturated with calcium oxalate and other minerals that no more of it can dissolve into the urine. Its kind of like trying to dissolve too much sugar in your tea. So, the undissolved portion of the mineral develops into crystals. These crystals bunch together to form barbed stones that hurt like the dickens when they travel from the kidney, through the ureter, down to the bladder and out through the urethra. This process can be more painful for men (so I’m told) because the urethra in males is longer than in females. Up until the urethra, kidney stones are equal opportunity pains in the……you know where.

The remedy is simply chemistry in reverse. Chemistry forms stones in the first place, so it makes sense that chemistry can destroy them. For the low, low price of $49.99 you too can be kidney stone free and I will share with you the two ingredients you need for this home remedy. Just kidding. All you need is a 2 liter of Coca Cola and a bunch of asparagus (8 ounzes.) Within a 15 minute period, drink the entire 2 liter of Coke, wait 10 minutes then consume the pureed asparagus. It is important to puree the asparagus and eat this like a soup. I put lemon juice and a little salt for taste. Follow this by drinking several glasses of water. You will feel miserably full for about an hour, but relief should come quickly. During this time, I can actually feel the stone moving from my back and around my side. I have only minimal pain during this process. It sure beats the ER and $4000.

Please be smart about this. If you know you have a stone and it’s under.5cm then you might want to try the remedy. What can it hurt? But if you’re experiencing excruciating pain and you’re not sure what’s going on, GO TO THE DOCTOR!!!!! I’m not a physician, I’m just a kidney stone former who has found a home remedy that works for me.

So how does it work? From what I understand, the phosphoric acid in the Coke begins to dissolve the calcium oxalate stone, then the asparagus (which is a natural diuretic) helps expel what’s left. GROSS ALERT: (I guess if you’ve read this far, you don’t really care) I’ve actually done a little research of my own and put a previously passed stone in a bowl with Coke. After about 3o minutes it was a mushy mess. It had been dissolved. I did the same experiment with lemon juice and got the same results. During one particularly painful episode I knew I was facing a large stone, so I drank lemon juice and real lemonade for a week, when I did the home remedy I passed a smooth stone. It looked like a baby river rock. The lemon juice had knocked the edges off and had actually shrunk the stone so it could pass. Since then I have combined lemon juice with my 2 liter of Coke and have gotten very good results.

Once again, I’m not a urologist, nephrologist, or any other kind of “ologist.” I’m simply telling a story about my journey with kidney stones. To date, I’ve passed nearly a dozen stones with this remedy ranging from 1mm to 5mm in size. After hearing about a close friend who was in the ER because of a painful stone, I wanted to share my story. I merely hope that reading this will help someone else avoid the pain of kidney stones. It’s too gross and embarrassing to tell it for any other reason. Yuck.

Your stone-free friend – Heather.

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160 Responses to GROSS ALERT: Kidney Stone Home Remedy

  1. Michelle says:


    After I read through your post and all the comments, I decided to try it.

    My situation and results are as follows:

    I’ve had two kidney stones pass in the last couple years. I recently had an MRI which found a 6mm stone in my left kidney and several smaller ones in my right kidney.

    So I went to the store and bought the 2 liter of coke and asparagus and lemons. I thought I should throw the lemons in just in case they might work too.

    I started out by drinking about 1.5 cups of pure lemon juice. Not too bad.

    Then I started the Coke (diet coke actually). OMG. I never realized how difficult it was to drink soda pop so quickly. Needless to say, I failed. I was only able to drink 1 liter and it took me about 45 minutes.

    I made the asparagus and there was no way I could drink it.

    So I thought, oh well, no loss I suppose.

    I went to bed that night and was fine.

    I woke about 6am and immediately started feeling cramping. I thought it was my intestines. It felt like everything was twisting and turning. Did not feel like a kidney stone at all at first. But that quickly changed and the tell tale signs of the burning in my back started to come. It got worse and worse and I realized… I WAS passing a kidney stone. The pain was excruciating, as all my stones have been. I only had the pain for about 1.5 hours and then it stopped.

    That was 3 days ago. I am still having some bladder spasms so I think the stone made it’s way to my bladder and the worst is over. Now it’s just a waiting game.

    Conclusion: Since I haven’t seen the stone(s) yet, I’m not sure if the Coke smoothed out the spikey sharp edges or not. The pain was equally as intense as my previous stones, HOWEVER, it did not last as long, so I am thinking it is quite possible that the coke made the stone smaller and smoother and more passable. The stone was passing on my right side so I still have my very large stone on the left. The bottom line being that I was not passing a stone last week, then I drank 1 liter of Coke and suddenly I was passing a stone. So… the Coke thing definitely worked for me. It did not work as well as it could because I could not finish the Coke or do the asparagus. But it did work! I was amazed.

    I am scheduled to have the large one blasted. It will be interesting to find out if it has shrunk since my MRI. After it is blasted, I may try the Coke again to see if I can clear it all out.

    My doctor has me on Citrate supplements which are supposed to prevent stones from forming now. He said my urine was very low on Citrate.

    Thanks for the information.

  2. Heather
    Thank you for positing this information. I actually paid for this information and then found your site. I have tried the coke remedy with out any results. I have a 5mm stone, it is at the bottom of my ureter and has been sitting there for a month. I am scheduled to have surgery on Monday. I DO NOT want to do that if I can avoid it at all. I do not have any pain, it is more like a slight discomfort, if anything. I have had blood work done to ensure that I do not have a kidney infection. I have read that this remedy does not work on all kinds of stones. After trying it twice and with the length of time my stone has been “hanging out” should I give it another try? I also, have been drinking all my water with fresh squeezed lemon in it, I have done olive oil and lemon, celery seed tea, jumping exercises, flomax. I just wanted your thoughts on this.

  3. Brittney says:

    Hello heather. My name is brittney and I was just diagnosed last week with a 8mm kidney stone in my right ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) and it is 8mm so it’s too large to pass. I saw this remedy and was wondering since they put a stent in me to try to break it up would it be a bad idea to try this remedy? I’m not sure how it works with a stent. Please let me know. I have surgery tuesday and would like to avoid it at all costs because I have no health insurance plan. Thanks again! Please email me or reply.
    <3 brittney

  4. Liliana Dugaiasu says:

    Hi there. I’d like to try your remedy. I was wondering, can I drink caffeine free Coke? I caffeine intolerant. Thanks in advance!

  5. Michael Angel says:

    Coke and Asparagus. I have a 4.4 mm stone.Cat scan revealed on Friday.Doc never called me back to tell me what i should do or to prescribe anything. So i got 6 cans of coke room temperature. One by one i poured into a glass and stirred it til it became flat.(Just makes downing it lots easier.)Also once it was flat i squeezed the juice of a whole lemon into each glass of flat coke i drank. 1 coke per 20 minutes. Five minutes after what i thought was the last soda, I boiled some fresh asparagus and put it in the blender and only drank 8 oz of it. Then i looked at the table and the 6th flat soda with lemon is sitting there waiting for me and i thought awh crap i did it wrong! ?Oh well screw it ,I downed it anyway and washed the asparagus down with it. Damn i was full. So i waited bout 20 to 30 minutes and started drinking my 8oz of water every 20 minutes til i drank a gallon.Damn this takes about Four hours to complete. I was so full, tired and ready to pass out.Never threw up though i wanted to.Kept trying to walk around the house. I dont know if this worked. Held pee till after last Coke and Asparagus.Peed allot. Very clear water looking urine. No more dark urine.But i never caught a stone in strainer. Within 24 hours of duin this ,my pain left me. Which was fine by me.Still trying to preservere with lemon water and pineapple juice and Oj and water water water. I think i read that you can or should only try this coke remedy every 3 days if necessary.I guess if pain comes back I’ll try again…..God bless all….preservere…help and love one another….peace…

  6. Frankie Palmateer says:

    Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size (usually at least 3 millimeters (0.12 in)) they can cause obstruction of the ureter. .*:’

    http://healthmedicine101.comOur webpage

  7. Sarah Pinnick says:

    This has worked for me once.
    Trying it again. Is loose bowles a side effect of this?

  8. Lindsey says:


    Tried this two years ago and forgot to post. Just got the knife to back, side and groin and tried crawling under the carpet again this afternoon. That’s my sign for kidney stone.

    Two years ago I had a 7mm on scan, a few others waiting in the shadows. This bad boy dropped me a few times. First time I went to hospital as I could not get up off the ground and drugs sounded so good. So I was given a two week period to pass, I know.. 7mm passed? Really doc?, and then another scan and visit to Urologist. I tried Dr. Schulze remedy, it did not work.

    Then I came across your site and story. I tried it a day before going for the final count down to extraction through my sacred appendage. I can make my self almost faint NOW thinking about it. So I tried the coke-asparagus-water. I used caffeine free and stayed away from diet as the fake chemical sugars would surely add some new twist on discomfort.

    I went in for scan, then to the doc’s office. Waiting I had to go the bathroom and I passed that dang thing! When I went into his room and told him what happened, he showed me the scan on day one, and the scan a couple hours earlier…. it went from 7 to less than 2mm! He laughed and smiled to tell me that nothing was going IN my penis today! So relieved.

    This afternoon I found your site again to make sure I was doing it right. Hoping for same result.

    Just wanted to share that even though all these posts are old, it is still something that may work for you. Always consult a doc. And always drink lots of water… I go distilled now. Everyone is different, hope you find what works for you. Wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

    Thanks for putting this out there.


  9. Misty Johnson says:

    Heather, I just tried the remedy for kidney stones. Impossible to drink 2 liters of coke in 15 minutes! Took me 30 minutes. I drank the asparagus with lemon. Tried sipping water. I threw it all up 10 minutes later. I’ve had my stone for 5 weeks now! And urologist can’t get me in for surgery until 2 more weeks! Really don’t want to spend thousands of dollars for surgery! Any suggestions? Does it have to be 2 liters? Can it be 1 liter of coke along with asparagus? My stones are caused by the same as yours. Dr said I have 2 more in each kidney that are very tiny. The one I have has been sitting at the entrance to my bladder for last month. Can’t blast it either cause my husband and I are trying to have another baby. Blasting will damage my ovaries. I’m beyond desperate and pain meds seem to not do a thing for me anymore.

  10. Sarah Higgins says:

    Just drink as muh coke as you can get down within 45mins then wait ten more mins and do the asparagus

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