Natural remedy for gall bladder stone is possible in case of smaller gall stones. Gallstones are hard deposits that form inside the gallbladder, a small organ located behind the liver on the right side of the abdomen. Careful planning of diet and intelligently selected home herbal remedies according to the needs of the body can sure give a chance to keep the gallbladder by removing the gallstones naturally.
Diet Therapy for Gall Bladder Stones
Diet is the fundamental part in the treatment of gall bladder disorders.
In cases of acute gall-bladder inflammation, the patient should fast for 2 or 3 days, until the acute condition clears. Nothing but water should be taken during the fast.
After the fast, the patient should take carrot, beet, grape fruit, lemon and grape juice for a few days.
The diet should contain a sufficient amount of lacto-vegetarian, consisting of raw and cooked vegetables, vegetable juices and a moderate amount of fruit and seeds.
Yogurt, cottage cheese and a tablespoon of olive oil twice a day should also be taken.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday.
If overweight, reduce weight. Avoid fatty foods. Exercise regularly.
Avoid constipation, it helps in forming gallstones.
Have coffee everyday but do not drink it in excessive amounts. One or two cups a day is enough. Coffee increases the flow of bile and thus prevents gallstones.
Have loads of vitamin C during the day. For this, include citrus fruits in the diet. Have lemon juice.
Use such spices and herbs that stimulate liver as well as gallbladder like turmeric, dried ginger, black pepper, long pepper, asafoetida, etc.
Cautions for Gall Bladder Stones
All meats, eggs, animal fats and processed and denatured fats as well as fried foods should be avoided. The diet should also keep out refined carbohydrates, particularly sugar, sugar products, alcohol, soft drinks, cakes, puddings and ice-cream. The patient should eat small meals at regular intervals, rather than 3 large meals.
The following is the suggested menu for those suffering from gall-bladder disorders:
Breakfast: Fresh fruit, 1 or 2 slices of whole meal toast and a cup of skimmed powder milk.
Mid morning: Fresh fruit juice.
Lunch: Vegetable soup, a large salad consisting of vegetables in season with dressing of lemon or vegetable oil.
Dinner: Vegetable oil, 1 or 2 lightly cooked vegetables, baked potato, brown rice or whole wheat chapati and a glass of buttermilk.
Remedies for Gall Bladder Stones
Regular applications of hot and cold fomentations to the abdomen improve the circulation of the liver and gall-bladder. They also stimulate concentrations of the gall-bladder, thereby improving the flow of bile.
A cold hip bath improves the general abdominal tone.
The pain of gall-stone colic can be relieved by the application of hot packs or fomentation to the upper abdominal area.
A warm water enema at body temperature will help eliminate faecal accumulations if the patient is constipated.
Exercise for Gall Bladder Stones
Exercise is necessary as physical inactivity can lead to lazy gall-bladder type indigestion which may eventually result in the formation of stones. Yogic asanas which are beneficial in toning up the liver and gall-bladder are: Sarvangasana, Paschimottanasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana and Bhujangasana.
Naturopathy and Diseases
Gall Bladder Stone