It is estimated that almost 1 million Americans are diagnosed with gallstones disease each year as American Gastroenterological Association states.
What are Gallstones?
Gallstones are stones that form in the gall (bile) within the gallbladder. Gallstones are pieces of solid material that develop because cholesterol and pigments in bile sometimes form hard particles. The gallbladder is an organ (like a small sac) just below the liver that stores bile secreted by the liver. Bile is a watery liquid made by the cells of the liver that is important for digesting food in the intestine, particularly fat. Liver cells secrete the bile into small canals within the liver.
Diseases & Conditions
Complications of gallstones may include:
Cholecystitis. Presence of gallstones in the gallbladder may lead to acute cholecystitis, an inflammatory condition characterized by retention of bile in the gallbladder and often secondary infection by intestinal microorganisms.
Biliary colic. This is a severe pain in the upper abdomen caused by a stone that gets stuck in the cystic duct.
Jaundice. Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and of the white of the eyes caused by higher levels of bilirubin in the blood. It occurs if a gallstone comes out of the gallbladder, but gets stuck in the bile duct. Bile then cannot pass into the gut. This disruption in the excretion of bilirubin can occur at various stages.
Pancreatitis. This is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas makes a fluid rich in enzymes which travels down the pancreatic duct. The pancreatic duct and bile duct join together before opening into the duodenum. If a gallstone becomes stuck there it can cause pancreatitis.
How to treat gallstones? How to do gallstones go away on their own?
Here there are gallbladder stones removal natural remedies, gallbladder stones removal without surgery, gallbladder stones herbal treatment.
Some species of plants are being used as herbal treatments for gallbladder stones to slow down the pace of formation and submitting of gallstones or to help dissolve and eliminate them.
In the acute phase will begin with antispasmodic, relieving pain plants:
– Hot infusions of Yarrow, Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Lavender, Celandine, Rattle plant, Corn (the silk), Dandelion, Peppermint, Nettle tea, Speedwell (Veronica officinalis), Rose hips (fruit), Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria), Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium);
After symptoms have stopped, it is recommended treatment with plants for gallbladder stones which have choleretic proprieties, bile and liver-protective properties:
– Decoctions of roots: Burdock (Arctium, Bardane), Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Dictamnus (Dictamnus albus), Parsley; of Horsetail herb; leaves of Artichokes (Cynara scolymus) and fruit of Physalis (Physalis alkekengi);
– St. John’s Wort oil (20 drops 3 times a day in water or tea);
– Powder of Pimpinella root (Pimpinella saxifraga ), one gram 3 times daily before meals.
– Olive oil & Lemon Juice
Many patients have found good effects of treatment with olive oil (250 ml) mixed with lemon juice (250 ml squeezed to about 6 lemons). Treatment starts at 8:00 PM when you have to start drinking 50 ml of oil, and a glass (50 ml) of lemon juice; repeat 4 times at intervals of 15 minutes. After each ingestion of oil and lemon, the patient will lie on the right side of the body.
Tips to make Tea, Infusion, Decoction, Maceration.
- A powerful medicinal tea can be prepared as follows: put the herbs in a pot with cold water. Place the pot over low heat and bring to the boil. Exactly when the water begins to boil, remove from heat and cover. Allow to infuse for up to 10 minutes, cover to keep warmth, then strain it. Using this method you get a strong tea, but not all plants are suitable for this method.
- How to make herbal infusion: pour boiling water over the plant, let steep for 20 minutes and then strain it. The liquid could be used simple or with syrup or sugar.
- How to do decoction: boil the plant in water for 20 minutes and then strain it.
- How to do maceration: in cold water or alcohol. Put the plant in water or alcohol; let it soak 10-15 days, then strain it and it could be used.
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