Dr. John Christopher, in his classic text The School of Natural Healing, lists over seventy herbs, in a category called "LITHOTRIPTICS" which he describes as "Herbs that dissolve or discharge urinary and biliary concretions (gravel or stones) when formed in excretory passages"
Eighty percent of all kidney stones are composed of calcium, either oxalate or phosphate. This is caused by eating an acid diet, mainly composed of animal based foods and highly refined carbohydrates. With a high acid diet the body, in order to protect the Ph. levels of the blood (7.35-7.45), will use the eliminative organs to release acid, produce bi-carbonate to buffer the acid and have the lungs release more co2. When all other options are used, the Para-thyroid produces a hormone which releases calcium from the bones with the purpose of absorbing and neutralizing the acids to bring the Ph. back to normal levels. These acid- calcium compounds cannot be reabsorbed into the bones. Because the body desperately needs calcium it will not release these compounds and they build up in the blood. They deposit in weak areas of the body, then go on to form stones and bone spurs.
Dr. Christopher left us with a wonderful procedure to get rid of these stones and bone spurs. For the readers convenience I have modified the preparation, not the content:
1.) For stones, add two droppers-full of Dr. Christopher's Hydrangea root extract to 1/2 cup of apple juice and drink hourly until the pain is gone. To make it more specific for kidney stones add four drops of Dr. Christopher's Kidney formula to each cup of Hydrangea infused apple juice. (This procedure usually works within a day or two.)
2.) For bone spurs, add two droppers-full of Dr. Christopher's calcium formula extract and two droppers-full of the Hydrangea root extract to a cup of apple juice and consume three cups a day until the spurs are gone. (The procedure may take one to two months)
3.) Gallstones are generally composed of bile that has solidified into stones. One tablespoon of olive oil and one table spoon of lemon juice can be consumed hourly for these types of stones. An old folk remedy is to drink nothing but apple juice (hourly) for three days, first thing on the fourth day take 1/2 cup of olive oil and lemon juice and lay down on your left side. The stones will then be dumped into and eliminated through the bowels.
For prevention eat a mucusless diet and use the cleansing herbal formulas.
David Christopher is a Master Herbalist and the director of The School of Natural Healing. He also co-hosts the popular radio show "A Healthier You" and is a popular international teacher and lecturer.