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The Best Essential Oils for Kidney Stones

Updated May 9, 2019 165 votes 93 voters 17.1k 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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  • Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum vulgare) is useful for urinary tract infections (cystitis), diabetes, cancer, digestive problems (spasms, parasites, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, colic), hormones, obesity, fluid retention, gout, pain and inflammation, menstrual problems, and PMS. It can be used topically, diffused, or as a food supplement.
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    Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium) is useful for being an anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic, and tonic. It is beneficial to the skin and also helps colic, cramp, indigestion, and constipation. In the nervous system, it can be used to counter stress-related problems, hypertension, and insomnia. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant, and prolonged use may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin. It can be used in a burner or vaporizer, or as a topical oil.
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  • 11. Rosemary

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    Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) can be useful for aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, and headaches. It is best to avoid using it while pregnant or if you have epilepsy. It can be taken orally, used topically, and used in a diffuser.
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  • 12. Peppermint

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    Peppermint Essential Oil is useful for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, morning sickness, cramps, gas, colds, coughs, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus and respiratory infections, headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint problems, and toothache. There are no known side effects to using peppermint oil, but mild skin irritation could be a factor. It can be taken internally, topically, and used in a diffuser.
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