Just like kidney stones, gallstones also can be extremely painful. People older than 60 years old have a higher risk of getting this illness, and other common reasons such as:
- High fat diet
- Liver disease
- A family history of gallstones
Also cause gallstones. It’s important to get diagnosis and start to treat this illness on time. Except going for surgery, some natural cures can also help dissolve the gallstones and provide pain relief. There are some common ingredients in your kitchen you can use to treat gallstones:
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice as well as other citrus fruit juices help your liver from making cholesterol, thus providing a positive effect on preventing gallstones. To remove the gallstones, drink 3-4 cups of fresh lemon juice every day for a week, or try this remedy:
- 30ml olive oil
- 30ml fresh lemon juice
- 5g garlic paste
Simply mix them and drink the mixture on an empty belly every morning to dissolve your gallstones, do this for at least 40 days.
2. Colorful Vegetable Juice
Mix the juice of 1 beet root, 1 cucumber and 4 carrots, drink it twice a day for 2 weeks.
Both beet root and cucumber are great for strengthening and cleansing gallbladder and liver, and super high in vitamin C, carrot juice makes this juice more beneficial.
Other healthy vegetables, fruits and spices can also be added for more benefits, such as celery, apple and ginger.
3. Pear Juice
Pears are said to dissolve the gallstones and provide some relief to the pain caused by the gallstones. The pectin present in pears can soften up gallstones, you can mix pear juice with hot water and honey, drink this juice three times a day, the symptoms will be relieved after a period of time.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar helps relieve gallstone effectively. If you want to improve the taste, mix 1 teaspoon of it in a glass of apple juice, drink once per day.
Or add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup of warm water, drink the mixture every morning on an empty stomach.
Turmeric is said to stimulate production of bile by the liver and also help bile get excreted through the gallbladder, this helps in fat digestion and reduces gallstones.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with honey and take it everyday for some weeks. Another effective remedy is take the combination of turmeric, dandelion, artichoke and rosemary oil. Rosemary oil also enhances the production of bile and aids in breaking down fat, which aids in preventing the development of gallstones.
Tea made with dandelion leaves is also effective to treat gallstones, as dandelion contains terpene, which has ability to dissolve the gallstones. Add 1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves in a cup of hot water, cover the cup for 5 minutes and then add honey to taste. Drink it 2-3 times a day.
7. Castor Oil
With lots of medicinal uses, castor oil also helps to reduce the number and the size of gallstones in the gallbladder. It also helps reduce the pain due to its strong anti-inflammatory property. A castor oil hot pack is useful for easing the gallbladder pain.
There are more simple tips and lifestyle changes you can make to prevent gallstones or get quick relief from it, keep reading.
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