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How to Get Rid Of Gallstones Naturally?

how to get rid of gallstones


 What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are hard deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gall bladder. Your gall bladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that lies just beneath your liver. It produces a digestive fluid called bile that is released into your small intestine. Gallstones can form in a variety of sizes – some can be really tiny. Others can be big and cause serious problems. It is also possible that a person develops one gallstone first, and multiple such gallstones over time.

People who experience symptoms from their gallstones usually think that gall bladder removal surgery is the only option. 

What Causes Gallstones? 

The causes behind the formation of gallstone are usually unclear by medical practitioners. Most commonly they are also caused when:

• Your gall bladder doesn’t empty correctly. If your gall bladder doesn’t empty completely or often enough, bile may become very concentrated and this contributes to the formation of gallstones.

• Your bile contains too much cholesterol. If your liver excretes more cholesterol than your liver (bile) can dissolve, the excess cholesterol may form crystals that can act as gallstones.

Additional reasons often include:

• Weight

• An improper diet

• Unhealthy lifestyle

What are symptoms of gallstones?

Some gallstones will usually show no signs or symptoms. If a gallstone lodges in a duct and causes a blockage, it is usually easier to detect them since this can cause great pain to the person who has one. If you have a gallstone you might experience :

• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the right portion of your abdomen.

• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen.

• Back pain between your shoulder blades.

• Pain in your right shoulder.

• Nausea.

• Other digestive problems.

• Vomiting.

Gallstone pain may last several minutes, up to a few hours. If it intensifies, it can mean that the obstruction is causing problems internally. If untreated, this can cause further complications.

Our list of some remedies for how to get rid of gallstones in less-severe cases includes Some lifestyle changes to help prevent them and some treatments to help get rid of them or ease the pain, but these are not all inclusive cures. In severe cases, it is still best to contact a health care professional.

Home remedies for gallstones

Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar stops the liver from making cholesterol that is responsible for forming the most common type of gallstones. It also plays a key role in dissolving gallstones and alleviating pain.

• Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of apple juice. Drink it whenever you have a gallstone attack. This will significantly ease the pain within 15 minutes.

• Alternatively, you can add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of lemon juice to a glass of warm water. Drink it on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this regularly for weeks can dissolve gallstones and prevent pain.

Lemon Juice

Another good ingredient for keeping gallstone attacks under control is lemon juice. It stops your liver from making cholesterol, which helps in faster recovery. The pectin in lemon juice is believed to help get rid of gallbladder pain attributed to stones.

Plus, the vitamin C in lemon juice makes cholesterol more water soluble, which promotes faster elimination of waste products.

• Drink fresh juice squeezed from four lemons each day on an empty stomach. Follow the drink with a glass of water. Continue this therapy for a week.

• Alternatively, you can drink four tablespoons of lemon juice mixed in a glass of warm water every day on an empty stomach. Continue this treatment for several weeks until the gallstones are eliminated from the body.


Peppermint aids digestion by stimulating the flow of bile and other digestive juices. Plus, it has a compound called terpene that can effectively dissolve gallstones. It is also believed to help relax spasms and relieve acute gallbladder pain.

• Boil one cup of water.

• Add one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves.

• Remove from heat, cover and steep for five minutes.

• Strain and add one teaspoon honey.

• Enjoy the tea while it is still warm, twice daily for four to six weeks. Drink it between meals for maximum results.

Vegetable Juice

When suffering from gallstones, it is essential to cut down on fried and fatty foods. For a week or two, follow a strict diet based on fruit and vegetable juices. A mixed vegetable juice made of beet root, cucumber and carrots is a good remedy for gallstones.

Beet root helps cleanse the liver and strengthens the gallbladder. Cucumber’s high water content is great for detoxifying the liver and gallbladder. Carrots are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that are good for the immune system.

• Extract the juice from one beet root, one cucumber and four medium-size carrots.

• Mix them and drink this juice twice a day.

• Follow this remedy for two weeks and you’ll notice a huge improvement in your condition.


Psyllium is a very good source of soluble fiber, hence it is considered a good remedy for gallstones. The fiber in psyllium binds to the cholesterol in bile and helps prevent gallstones from forming.

Plus, it promotes normal bowel movements, which reduces risk of the gallbladder system becoming congested. In addition, psyllium prevents constipation, a condition associated with increased gallstone formation.

• Add one tablespoon of psyllium powder to a glass of water.

• Mix well and drink it two times a day.

• Repeat daily until your gallstones are gone.

Note: When taking psyllium, make sure you drink lots of water as it absorbs water.


Pears can also provide relief from gallstone pain and other symptoms. The compound pectin present in pears helps soften cholesterol-filled gallstones, which in turn get flushed out of your body easily.

• Mix half a glass of pear juice with half a glass of hot water. Mix in two tablespoons of honey. Drink this juice three times a day for two weeks.

• Alternatively, peel and de-seed some pears. Cut the pears in small pieces and cook them in water for about 20 minutes. Eat a bowl of the warm cooked pears twice daily for two weeks.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy body weight is a lifestyle change that must be included in how to get rid of gallstones.

What to do:

• Develop a healthy eating lifestyle which keeps you from becoming obese.

• Avoid weight “yo-yoing,” in which your weight is regularly going up and down.

Get Moderate Exercise

Another key lifestyle change essential for how to get rid of gallstones is moderate exercise.

What to do:

• Walk, cycle or swim between 30 and 60 minutes three to four times per week.

• You can also engage in moderate aerobic, cardio or strength workout 3 to 4 times weekly.

• Be certain you give yourself rest days between workouts and don’t overdo it.

How it works:

Those who are more active typically reduce their risk of developing gallstones. In addition to reducing that risk, moderate exercise can also be an integral part of maintaining a healthy body weight.

Avoid Fad Diets and Rapid Weight Loss Diets

Though maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding being overweight and obese increases your risk of gallstones, avoiding fad diets and rapid weight loss diets is also a necessary lifestyle change in how to get rid of gallstones.

What to do:

• Decrease your weight through a healthy eating lifestyle and moderate exercise instead of fad, crash or rapid weight loss diets.

• A safe objective is a steady weight decrease of ½ pound to 2 pounds per week.

How it works:

Those who lose more than three pounds per week on a rapid weight loss diet tend to be at a greater risk for electrolyte imbalances and other deficiencies which tend to support the development of gallstones.

Anti-inflammatory Diet

The final lifestyle change in how to get rid of gallstones is maintaining a healthy anti-inflammatory diet.

What to do:

• Dump highly processed foods, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, fried and trans fat foods.

• Eat foods with plenty of fiber, especially vegetables.

• Make use of olive, coconut, and flax oils in cooking and eat healthy fats like avocados and nuts.

How it works:

An anti-inflammatory diet helps keep estrogen and inflammatory response hormones in balance. Additionally, healthy fats flush out toxins and reduce the effects of triglycerides in your body.





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7 common foods to detoxify your liver naturally

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