Gallstone are stone-like hard deposits that develops in the gallbladder, which is a pea shaped organ similar to a 3-4 inches long pouch and is located behind the liver on the right side of the body. It performs the job of storing and collecting of the bile that are secreted from the liver. Gallstones form because cholesterol, bile acids, calcium carbonate and other chemicals that exist in the gallbladder often solidify and take the form of one large stone or several small stones. Most people remain unaware of the presence of gallstones; but in some people gallstone can trigger severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and bloating when they block the duct that leads from the gallbladder.
Presence of gallstones for a long period in your gallbladder can cause inflammation and other complications. Most doctors recommend surgery for removing the gall bladder.If your doctor has recommended surgery after you have been diagnosed with gallstones, try these natural home remedies at least once to remove gallstone naturally before going for surgery. These natural remedies will not only remove gallstone from the gallbladder but also help to bring relief from pain and inflammation caused by them. Here are top 8 natural home remedies for preventing and removing formation of gallstones.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar being acid in nature is helpful in dissolving gallstones. It can even prevent the formation of gallstone by stopping the liver from making cholesterol which encourages formation of gallstone. By dissolving the gallstone, it relieves you from pain. To get relief from pain during gallstone attack, mix 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of apple juice. It will reduce the pain very quickly. To get rid of gallstone, in a glass of warm water add 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1tsp lemon juice and drink on empty stomach everyday in the morning for a week.
Pectin present in pear has the ability to dissolve cholesterol filled gallstone by softening them and relieving you from pain and other symptoms associated with it. For this you have to drink ½ a glass of pear juice 2-3 times a day mixed with equal amount of water. It will help to flush the stones out of your body.
Lemon juice is an excellent remedy for getting rid of gall stone. The pectin in lemon juice stops liver from making cholesterol and vitamin C contained in lemon juice makes the cholesterol water soluble and aids in faster elimination. Drink lemon juice daily 2-3 times a day after adding juice of half a lemon in a glass of water. Continue drinking lemon juice until gallstone is eliminated complete.
Beetroot, Cucumber And Carrot Juice
According to natural medicine, juice therapies are very effective for eliminating gallstone. The best combination that work for removing gall stone are cucumber, beetroot and carrot. Beetroot has great cleansing power. Along with cleansing the gallbladder it will also help in colon cleansing, the high water content of cucumber is also help in detoxifying the gall bladder. Carrot which is also high in vitamin C will aid in detoxification. Together they become an effective remedy for getting rid of gallstone. Extract juice from 1 beetroot, 1 medium size cucumber and three medium size carrots. For enhancing the taste and added benefit, you can add apple, ginger or celery.
Peppermint tea has been found effective for dissolving gallstone. They stimulate the flow of bile and digestive juices. They are also available in capsule form and cleanse gallbladder and liver effectively. Add 1 tsp dried peppermint leaves in a cup of hot water, steep for 3-4 minutes, strain and drink. Drink this tea twice daily to find relief.
Dandelion is also a very effective herb for treating gallstone problem. The compound taraxacin contain in it is useful for bile excretion from your liver and therefore helps in metabolizing fat that accumulates in the liver. The optimal functioning of the liver aids in the excretion of gallstone. You can either eat dandelion greens in salad or use dried dandelion root to make tea. Add 1 tsp. dried dandelion herb in a cup of hot water, steep for 5 minute and drink after adding 1tsp honey to enhance the taste.
Red bell pepper
Getting enough vitamin C can help to avoid formation of gall stone. Red bell peppers are high in vitamin C. A recent study has confirmed that those who consume lot of fruits and vegetable containing vitamin C are less likely to suffer from painful gallstone.
High fiber diet is essential for getting rid of gallstones. Psyllium is high in soluble fiber and therefore a good remedy for expelling gallstone. The fiber contained in psyllium binds to the cholesterol in the bile and prevents gallstone formation. By preventing constipation, it reduces the risk of stone formation. To remove gallstone, add one tbsp psyllium powder in a glass of water and drink twice daily. Also drink enough water as it absorbs lot of water. Continue to drink until gallstones are removed.