Many people are suffering from gallbladder problems. The majority of them are older people who have gallstones. There are cases when gallstones remain undetected in the gallbladder until they become painful. Before getting into home remedies, you need to know other treatment options also. If you are having pain and problem because of gallstones, then you can opt for gallstones surgery which is the best treatment option.
Causes of gallstones
Gallstones are painful, as the stones get pushed into the tube. This happens when there is a high amount of cholesterol and there is not enough bile to secreted to saturate the cholesterol, due to which there is a formation of a crystal ball.
Gallstones treatment home remedies
- Turmeric for gallstones
You will require ½ teaspoon of turmeric, ½ teaspoon of honey. You should eat honey which is mixed with turmeric daily to stay fit and healthy which will keep gallstones at bay. You can do this every day to stay fit and this will keep gallstones at bay. Turmeric is used in cooking also for many dishes. Having turmeric in foods can help enhance the solubility of bile.
- Lemon juice
You will need 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with a glass of lukewarm water. Now, the next step is to add lemon juice to the water and drink this solution as the first thing in the morning. You should drink more glasses of lemon water throughout the day. You should drink at least 4 glasses of water per day. Lemon juice is also a rich source of vitamin C. It has been proven that vitamin C offers protection against the formation of gallstones.
- Cranberry juice
You will require cranberry juice. You should drink a glass of cranberry juice every day. You can also dilute it with some water if you feel that the juice is too acidic. Drink cranberry juice to maintain the healthy functioning of the body. This is a good way to prevent gallstones. The dietary fiber that is present in cranberry juice lowers the level of cholesterol in the body, thus it prevents the formation of gallstones. The antioxidants which are present in cranberry juice will keep your gallbladder healthy.
- Coconut oil
You will require 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, ¼ glass of apple juice, lemon juice, garlic clove, a small piece of ginger. Now, warm up the coconut oil and add all the ingredients to it. You should drink mixture daily to get a good effect on your body. If you are having problems with your gallbladder, then this is perfect for you. Coconut oil also has essential fats that can be digested by the liver. This will prevent the unhealthy fats present in the gallbladder.
- Castor oil
You will need 1 cup of castor oil, cheesecloth, a hot compress and a plastic wrap. Now, heat the castor oil and soak cheesecloth in it. Remove the excess oil and place this on the right side of your belly, you can hold the cloth in place by wrapping a plastic sheet on the belly, place the hot compress over this for about 30 minutes. Now, repeat this process three times a week. Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties which will reduce the swelling in the area and the pain which you are having.
- Green tea for gallstones treatment
You will require 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves, honey, lemon and 1 cup of hot water. Now, steep the tea leaves in water for 10 minutes, then strain and add honey and lemon for taste, drink this tea. Drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day. Green tea also contains antioxidants that are good for the body. This will reduce the inflammation present in your body.
There is no need to take the help of a medical expert, as you can try these home remedies for gallstones treatment. But, home remedies don’t provide a 100% solution from the problem. This is the reason why you should look for proper treatment.
author name: Dr. Lalmalsawma Ralte
author bio: Specialty in Laser & Laparoscopic surgeries with 8+ years of experience