Kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus (from the Latin ren, “kidney” and calculus, “pebble”) is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine. Approximately 80% of those with kidney stones are men. They mostly experience their first episode between 20-30 years of age. The few women who do get kidney stone experiences it somewhat later.

A natural home remedy is the daily intake of 16 ounces (0.473 Litres or more a day) of coconut water in addition, at least six 8-ounce (0.236 Litres) glasses of pure water and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Salt can be added to food or water.


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