A gallstone is a solid material found in the gallbladder. Some have a single gallstone whereas others develop multiple gallstones of varying sizes. Although sudden intense pain in the abdomen is the common symptom of gallstones, it develops only when the gallstone blocks a bile duct. Most of the gallstones are usually made out of cholesterol, whereas in a small number of cases bilirubin, the pigment that gives bile its yellow color, is the main component of the gallstone. Home remedies can help in softening the gallstones so that they can be easily flushed out from the gallbladder. Furthermore, by cleansing the gallbladder, they can help in inhibiting formation of gallstones.
The Following Home Remedies Can Help People With Gallstones.
Olive Oil With Lemon Juice
Mix three tablespoons of olive oil with the juice of a lemon and take the mixture in the morning and before retiring to bed. If desired, replace lemon juice with grapefruit juice. (1)Olive oil is known to stimulate production of bile and lipase, which is the enzyme that helps in breaking down fats. Lemon or grapefruit juice is a powerful detoxification agent that helps in cleansing the gallbladder.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help in flushing out gallstones. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes that help in dissolving the small gallbladder stones. Mix ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar with six ounce of apple juice.(2)Drink the mixture thrice a day for a week. On the eighth day, combine one part olive oil with two part organic apple juice, and mix 8 ounce of the olive oil and apple juice mixture with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and take this mixture thrice. On the next day, drink the apple cider vinegar, apple juice and olive oil mixture twice.
Turmeric helps in thinning the bile and dissolving the small cholesterol gallstones. (3)People with gallstones can take generous amount of turmeric. The anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric can also help in reducing the pain.
Vegetable juices help in cleansing the gallbladder, thereby helping in flushing out the small gallstones. (4) One of the best ways to cleanse the gallbladder with juice therapy is to combine carrot, beet and cucumber juices.
Malic acid present in apple juice helps in softening the gallstones.(5) To ease removal of the gallstone lodged in the bile duct, drink apple juice several times a day. For best result, combine it with Epsom salt, lemon or grapefruit juice and olive oil.