Herbal Treatments for Gall Stones:
There are several ways in which you can treat gall stones at home, without medications. A modified diet which consists mainly of raw fruit and vegetables helps to break down gall stones. The olive oil and lemon juice treatment is another method. The castor oil treatment is also effective. See my other posts on these treatments. This post gives several herbal recipes which have been helpful in some cases of ridding the body of gall stones.
Operations for gall bladder removal should not be done unless it is absolutely necessary. It is possible to control the development of gall stones, and to eliminate them through detoxification treatments. For most people, following some sort of cleansing diet several times a month, and occasionally using herbal formulas, will help to prevent the occurrence of an emergency-operation situation.
Herbal Tea For Gall Stones
This is known as a ‘cholagogue’. A chologogue is a liver cleansing medicine.
Note: Ask your health professional for advice before you try this tea. This tea is no substitute for professional advice: It may not be suitable for you.
Birch Leaf Tea Combination: Combine equal quantities of birch leaf, chamomile flowers, calendula flowers and dandelion leaves. Make tea using one teaspoon of the mixture and one cup of boiling water. Let the mixture cool, then drink 20 minutes before breakfast. Make sure that you drink plenty of water during the course of the day.
This procedure can be repeated before lunch and before tea, using a fresh teaspoon of herbs each time. That’s up to three doses of the tea per day.
Keep taking the tea before meals as described for two weeks. Then stop taking the tea.
Castor Oil Pack to Help Eliminate Gall Stones: Use castor oil packs on the stomach over the liver and gall bladder area while you are taking the tea. Use a castor oil pack at night for three consecutive nights, and then leave off for three nights. Put the castor oil pack on again for three more nights in a row, then leave off for three more nights. Finish the last two nights of treatment with the castor oil pack.
How To Make a Castor Oil Pack;
To make a castor oil pack for the abdomen, use a piece of white linen or white flannel cloth about 18 inches long and about 6-8 inches wide. Fold the edges of the cloth in so that you have three thicknesses. Soak castor oil into the cloth until it is saturated. You can warm the castor oil pack up a little by wrapping some plastic around the pack and leaving it on a hot water bottle for a few minutes. Then unwrap the castor oil pack and put directly onto the skin of the stomach. Put over the plastic sheeting so that the oil does not transfer onto your clothes or bedding. Put a light tea towel over the top of the plastic. Then place the warm, but not too hot, water bottle on top of the lot. The water bottle will cool off, so take this off after half an hour or so. But try to leave the castor oil pack on the stomach for the duration of the night if you can.
Alternative Herbal Tea For Helping To Pass Gall Stones; This tea is listed in John Lust’s Herbal Book.
Of course, you will choose only one herbal tea combination: Use EITHER the one listed at the top of the page, or this one. Do not take both teas. You can use the castor oil pack to aid the healing process and to help eliminate gall stones for either of these herbal treatments.
Herbal Tea Recipe:
Equal quantities of St Benedict Thistle, Mallow Leaves, Calendula, Pansy, Alder Buckthorn bark, and Milfoil are combined.
1 to 2 teaspoons of the mix are put into a cup, and ½ a cup of boiling water poured over. Let cool and take. The dose can be repeated up to three times in the day. He does not specify how long you should take the tea for.
General Cholagogue For Gall Bladder Problems
This recipe is another herbal recipe which is recommended by John Lust in his herbal “The Herb Book”. Combine the following:
1 part of Alder Buckthorn Bark
5 parts of Yellow gentian root.
5 parts of restharrow root
10 parts of peppermint leaves.
Take one teaspoon of the mixture and pour over half a cup of boiling water. Let steep until cool. Take between one cup to a cup and a half over the course of the day, taking just a sip at a time.