Some of the best herbs for Gallbladder Stones include peppermint, crampbark, barbarry, ginger, dandelion root, and fennel. Peppermint tea has been shown in clinical studies to dissolve away small Gallbladder stones with great success. A cup or two of peppermint tea everyday is very important for getting rid of Gallbladder Stones.
High cholesterol is one of the reasons for Gallstone formation, so it’s important that you lower your cholesterol. Red Yeast Rice taken daily reduces cholesterol, along with a healthy diet full of lots of green veggies, and soluble fiber like oats, avocado seed extract, and also a good exercise program. Reducing dairy foods such as cheese and milk will help…and soda which have been shown to promote the creation of Gallstones. Also fried foods, red meat, and other fatty foods should be avoided. Starting eating healthy and it will allow your liver to rejuvenate. Sugar also increases the formation Gallbladder Stones… lowering your consumption of sugary treats will help.
Crampbark helps with inflammation and sooth the smooth muscles of the gall bladder. Barbarry helps with congestion and inflammation of the gall bladder. Ginger works to convert cholesterol into bile acids thus preventing the formation of Gallstones. Fennel eases the swelling of the gall bladder and helps with inflammation too.
Baldo tea taken 2 to 4 times a month is great for de-toxing the liver too, plus milk thistle, dandelion root, and burdock root also help detox the liver. Oregon Grape also increases blood flow into the liver and gallbladder and also helps increase bile acid production which helps to prevent Gallbladder Stones. The more bile acids flowing the less congestion of the Gallbladder you will have… lowering the possibility of stones.
Wild Yam also increases blood flow to the Gallbladder and helps with increasing bile acid production thus helping to prevent Gallbladder Stones… and it helps with pain too! Rosemary stimulates bile acid production and thus preventing Gallbladder Stones, and it also helps with Gallbladder spasms.
For pain mix together chamomile, slippery elm, marshmallow root, barbarry, and oregon grape… this mixture is very soothing and helps with pain and inflammation.
Fringe Tree herb is very important for soothing away Gallbladder problems. Fringe Tree is wonderful for boosting up sluggish livers full of toxins, and it’s great for digestion too.
Turmeric one of the best anti-inflammatories around, and it’s also great for Gallbladder stones because it soothes away inflammation and lowers cholesterol, and it’s full of great antioxidants and it improves digestion.
In China… Golden Coin Grass is used to soften Gallbladder Stones so they are able to easily pass. Chicory has been used for the treatment of Gallbladder Stones and and even the juice of the Chicory plant has been used for dissolving away Gallbladder Stones.
Artichoke hearts (you can find marinated artichoke hearts in the store) and artichokes in general are great because they are in the same family as Milk Thistle… wonderful for cleansing the liver and lowering cholesterol.
Apple juice also helps cleans the liver… taking a large glass of apple juice 3 to 4 times a day for 4 or 5 days can help flush out Gallbladder stones.
Studies show that daily exercise (one hour a day) cuts formation of Gallstones by 1/3rd, that’s pretty impressive!
People who drink coffee, 2 to 3 cups a day have a 40% less risk of coming down with gall stones. Caffeine opens up the bile ducts making sure that Gallstones are able to make there way out of the gallbladder. This might also be true of other caffeinated drinks like green tea.
People who are low in Vitamin E, antioxidants, methionine, and manganese, vitamin C, zinc, and selenium are more likely to have Gallbladder Stones… so take your vitamins and supplements.
And last but not least, many people believe that the liver has a lot to do with anger and a lack of joy… so fill your mind with peace, love, light, laughter and a great expectation that the day will be great. Perhaps reciting a wonderful affirmation like — “I release the past with great joy, life is wonderful, life is sweet, and I am wonderful too!”
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist