Natural Remedies for Gallstones
Biliary colic and cholecystitis are in the spectrum of gallbladder disease. This spectrum ranges from asymptomatic gallstones to biliary colic, cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, and cholangitis.
When gallstones temporarily obstruct the cystic duct or pass through into the common bile duct, gallstones become symptomatic and biliary colic develops. When the cystic duct or common bile duct becomes obstructed for hours or gallstones irritate the gallbladder, cholecystitis develops. Choledocholithiasis occurs when the stones become lodged in the common bile duct, resulting in possible cholangitis and ascending infections.
Natural Remedies for Biliary Colic, Cholecystitis, and Gall Stones
Gall Stone Congestion Of The Gall Bladder And Liver; indigestion, especially after fatty food. Bloating, flatulence and wind. Pain in the solar plexus (bottom of the sternam) pain to the right of the solar plexus and pain radiating around back in line with the waist, pain around right shoulder blade. If a stone is stuck in the gall bladder exit tube it can cause severe pain that can occur in waves.
The Gradual Method
Take 20ml daily of olive oil with the juice of half a lemon mixed in a glass or cup. Take the juice of the other half a lemon sometime later in the day. The addition of a kidney bean sized peice of raw garlic finely sliced and added to the olive oil and lemon juice mixture will help further.
For a stronger and deeper effect on cleansing the liver and the lymphatic system you can also add some Black Seed Oil to your daily regime. Start at 5ml per day, increasing to 10ml and then further to 15ml if the overall effect is not too stong (especially for sensitive persons). This may cause very loose bowels for a period of a few days. This is part of the cleansing process. A few months of Black Seed Oil use can improve liver function and that of other internal organs. It is less likely that fresh stones will form, especially if a healthy diet and lifestlye is maintained.
To further help dissolve gall stones take 2 level dessertspoons of Lecithin granules daily.
In addition, the following foods can help to naturally remove gall stones and sediment. These taken daily for months, in support of the gradual method, should remove even the biggest gall stones.
Turmeric - About half teaspoon daily of the powder
Raw Beetroot juice
Radish - 6 a day
Lime, Apple, Pear, Grapefruit - 1 a day
Chamomile and Cleavers Tea
Simple Gall Bladder Flush One Day Method
Eat only organic or spray free apples on the day of the flush (or raw apple juice up to one pint) green apples are the most effective, but any type will help. No other food.
At bed time warm two thirds of a cup of virgin olive oil to body heat and mix with one third a cup of fresh raw lemon juice. The addition of a kidney bean sized peice of raw garlic finely sliced and added to the olive oil and lemon juice mixture will help further. Slowly sip the entire mixture, and then go straight to bed lying on your right side, with the right leg drawn up. In the morning stones will be passed in the stool.
This procedure may need to be repeated several times for complete clearance of the gall bladder and the liver. There is no need for an operation to remove the gall bladder.
For inflammation of the gall bladder (cholecystitis) use Serrapeptase
Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder caused by obstruction of the cystic duct. A gallstone usually causes the obstruction (calculous cholecystitis). The inflammation may be sterile or bacterial. The obstruction may be acalculous or caused by sludge. (In the case of infection use Zell-Oxygen
and Olive Leaf capsules
. For inflammation use Serrapeptase
Bacterial infection is thought to be a consequence, not a cause, of cholecystitis. Approximately 75% of bile cultures are positive. The most common organisms are Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, and enterococci. Common bile duct stones (choledocholithiasis, 10%) are either secondary (from the gallbladder) or primary (formed in bile ducts).
In the US: Prevalence of cholelithiasis is affected by many factors, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, medical problems, and fertility. Between 10-20% of adults (approximately 20 million people) in the US have gallstones. Each year, only 1-3% of people with stones develop symptoms of gallstones.
Internationally: Racial or ethnic influences are important in gallbladder disease. People of Hispanic or northern European countries are more likely to have stones. African Americans are at decreased risk for gallstones unless they have a hematologic reason for stones (eg, sickle cell anemia). Asians with stones are more likely than other populations to have pigmented stones. In elderly Pima Indians, incidence of gallstones is approximately 75%.
Sex: The phrase "fair, female, fat, and fertile" summarizes the major risk factors for development of gallstones. Although gallstones and cholecystitis are more common in women, men with gallstones are more likely to develop cholecystitis than women with gallstones. Some oral contraceptives or estrogen replacement therapy may increase the risk of gallstones.
Age: Age increases the rate of gallstones, cholecystitis, and common bile duct stones. Elderly patients are more likely to go from asymptomatic gallstones to serious complications of gallstones without gallbladder colic. Children are more likely than adults to have acalculous gallstones. If stones exist, they are more likely pigmented stones from hemolytic diseases (eg, sickle cell diseases, spherocytosis, G-6-PD deficiency) or chronic diseases (eg, total parental nutrition, burns, trauma). Teenagers have the same etiologies of gallstones as adults, with a higher incidence in girls and during pregnancy.
Typical gallbladder colic is 1-5 hours of constant pain, most commonly in the epigastrium or right upper quadrant. Pain may radiate to the right scapular region or back. Peritoneal irritation by direct contact with the gallbladder localizes the pain to the right upper quadrant. Pain is severe, dull or boring, and constant (not colicky). Patients tend to move around to seek relief from the pain. Onset of pain develops hours after a meal, occurs frequently at night, and awakens the patient from sleep. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, pleuritic pain, and fever.
Zollinger performed studies in the 1930s in which the gallbladder wall or common bile duct was distended with a balloon and pain was elicited in the epigastric region. (Traverso 1993) The patient experienced right upper quadrant pain only if the distended gallbladder touched the peritoneum. Associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting, or referred pain were only present in distention of the common bile duct but not the gallbladder.
Persistence of biliary obstruction leads to cholecystitis and persistent right upper quadrant pain. Character of pain is similar to gallbladder colic except that it is prolonged and lasts hours or days. Nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fever are associated more commonly with cholecystitis.
Indigestion, belching, bloating, and fatty food intolerance are thought to be typical symptoms of gallstones; however, these symptoms are just as common in people without gallstones and frequently are not cured by cholecystectomy.
Most gallstones (60-80%) are asymptomatic at a given time. Smaller stones are more likely to be symptomatic than larger ones. Almost all patients develop symptoms prior to complications.
Symptoms of cholecystitis are steady pain in the right hypochondrium or epigastrium, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Acute attack often is precipitated by a large or fatty meal.
Vital signs parallel the degree of illness. Patients with cholangitis are more likely to have fever, tachycardia, and/or hypotension. Patients with gallbladder colic have relatively normal vital signs. In a retrospective study, only 32% of patients with cholecystitis had fever. Fever may be absent.