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The Best Essential Oils for Kidney Stones

Updated May 9, 2019 165 votes 93 voters 17.0k views15 items

The most popular essential oils for kidney stones include: wintergreen, peppermint, helichrysum, lemon, frankincense, yarrow, and fennel. These oils are the most recommended for helping people successfully improve the symptoms of painful kidney stones. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body. When used properly they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. Ancient cultures practiced the art of making essential oils by first soaking the flowers, bark, twigs, and leaves of plants in oil for a period of time then using linens to filter, purify and isolate the oils to make a potent, concentrated form. What are the best essential oils for kidney stones? 

Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system, which is the area that is responsible for emotions and memories.  

This list ranks the most popular essential oils for kidney stones. Vote up the best essential oils to use when dealing with kidney stones, and be sure to consult your doctor for medical advice as well.
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    Lemon

    Lemon Essential Oil (Bioflavonoid) aids in relaxation and can be used for the common cold, Swine Flu, ringing in the ears, and kidney stones. It can be taken internally or applied externally in small doses. Lemon is safe in food amounts and may be safe in higher medicinal amounts as well. The side effects of higher amounts of lemon are not known. Applying lemon directly to the skin may increase the chance of sunburn, especially if you have lighter skin.
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    Sage

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    Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis) is useful for menstrual problems and PMS, liver problems, hair loss, dandruff, asthma, bronchitis, digestion, gingivitis, lymphatic system, night sweats, skin conditions, and to boost metabolism. People with high blood pressure, children, and pregnant women should not take sage. It may also potentially may have a neruo-toxic effect in high dosages if ingested, and should be diluted before ingested. It can be applied topically, ingested in food grade amounts, and used in a diffuser.
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    Geranium

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    Geranium Essential Oil (Aceite de Geranio Rosa) is useful for nerve pain, when applied to the skin, athletic performance, diarrhea, and weight loss. Possible side effects of using the oil include developing a rash or burning sensation when it is applied to the skin and eye irritation when applied directly to the face. It is typically applied externally or taken internally in food dose amounts.
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  • Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilcum) is useful as an antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, and decongestant. People with epilepsy, children, and pregnant women should avoid using basil. It may also be a skin irritant. It can be ingested, if diluted, and used in a diffuser.
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