Gallstones are solid deposits of cholesterol or other substances contained in bile. Gallstones that cause pain and keep coming back often require professional medical attention. However, under certain conditions, gallstones can be removed with apple cider or other home remedies.
Part 1 of 3: Standard Cleaning Methods
Step 1. Drink 1 liter of apple cider for 5 days
Drink apple cider or apple cider as much as 4 250 ml glasses every day for 5 days.
- For best results, drink apple cider at a temperature slightly warm to or equal to room temperature.
- Alternatively, you can also eat 4-5 apples daily for 5 days if you don't like cider.
- Apples contain malic acid and limonoids. Both substances help soften gallstones and relieve pain from gallstones.
- There are no food restrictions for these first five days. However, run a nutritionally balanced diet.
Step 2. Start fasting from the night of the 6th day
Eat the last meal at 16.00 on the 6th day. Wait 1-2 hours before taking the next step.
There is no ban on eating before 16.00 on the 6th day. Apple cider or apple cider also should not be drunk on that day
Step 3. Drink the Epsom salt solution twice in the 6th night
At 18.00, dissolve 1 tbsp (15 g) of Epsom salt in 250 ml of warm water and drink it all at once. Repeat the procedure one more time at 20.00.
- If you don't like the taste of 1 tsp (15 g) of Epsom salt, reduce the amount to just 1 tsp (5 g). Dissolving Epsom salt in warm apple cider instead of water can also make the solution taste better. In addition, the added apple cider can further soften gallstones.
- Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, a substance that can help widen the gallbladder ducts so that gallstones can pass.
Step 4. Make a lemon oil drink on the 6th night
At 22.00, mix 125 ml of olive oil with 125 ml of lemon juice and drink it all at once.
- If you don't like the taste of this drink, reduce the amount of olive oil and lemon juice to 60 ml each.
- Sesame oil can be used instead of olive oil. Both oils can lubricate softened gallstones.
- The acidity of the lemon juice increases the softening and dissolution of gallstones, making them easier to pass.
Step 5. Check for gallstones the next day
Sleep as usual on the 6th night. The next day, gallstones should come out during a bowel movement in the morning.
- Gallstones come out in the form of small green pebbles; some may be as small as sand, while others are as large as peas. Depending on the condition, the number of gallstones removed can reach several dozen.
- If no gallstones pass, you may not have gallstones at all or the stones are too large to treat with home remedies.
Part 2 of 3: Untested Home Remedies
Step 1. Drink pear juice
Mix 125 ml of natural pear juice with 125 ml of hot water. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of honey, if desired, and drink while still warm.
- Make and drink this solution a maximum of 3 times a day. This solution can be taken as a single method or in combination with other gallstones home remedies.
- Pectin contained in pear juice can bind cholesterol in gallstones made of cholesterol so that stones become easier to pass. However, this method is not effective for gallstones that form from bile.
Step 2. Make vegetable juice that can detoxify the body
Blend one sugar beet root, one cucumber, and four medium-sized carrots. Drink a mixture of the juice of the three vegetables.
- Drink this vegetable juice as much as 250 ml twice a day to get the desired effect. Store the remaining juice in the refrigerator.
- Sugar beet root tubers are believed to cleanse the gallbladder, liver, colon, and blood.
- Cucumbers have a high water content, which helps detoxify the body by increasing fluid flow in the blood, gallbladder, and liver.
- Carrots are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that can strengthen both the gallbladder and the immune system.
Step 3. Drink Silybum marianum tea
Steep 1 tsp (5 g) of Sylibum marianum leaves and seeds in 250 ml of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain, then drink while still warm.
- Silybum marianum in the form of tea bags can also be used instead of using whole leaves and seeds. Add honey, if desired.
- Silybum marianum can reduce gallstones, detoxify the liver, and relieve bladder pain.
- Besides being consumed in the form of tea, Silybum marianum can also be eaten by mixing the powdered seeds of the plant into juices, salads, soups, and other foods.
Step 4. Drink randa tread tea (dandelion)
Brew 1 tsp (5 g) of dried randa leaves in 250 ml of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and drink while still warm.
- Drink this tea 2-3 times a day. This tea can be drunk alone or sweetened with honey.
- Randa tread leaves stimulate the liver and gallbladder to secrete bile and other substances, including gallstones.
- If you don't like randa tread tea, add tender randa tread leaves to salads or steamed and eat as a side dish.
Step 5. Drink peppermint tea
Steep 1 tsp (5 g) of fresh or dried mint leaves in 250 ml of hot water for 3-5 minutes. Strain, then drink while still warm.
- To get the maximum benefit of peppermint tea, drink it between meals.
- Peppermint oil stimulates the flow of bile and other digestive juices. In addition, peppermint also contains terpenes that can help dissolve gallstones.
- Peppermint oil capsules are another alternative if you don't like peppermint tea.
Step 6. Take psyllium
Dissolve 1 tsp (5 g) of psyllium peel powder in 250 ml of water. Drink once every night, right before bed.
Psyllium is a great source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber binds cholesterol in gallstones that are formed from cholesterol. This method can help eliminate and prevent gallstones
Part 3 of 3: Professional Medical Medicine
Step 1. Wait
If this is the first time you have had gallstones, your doctor may advise you to wait. Gallstones often dissolve or pass on their own without any treatment.
- One-third to one-half of people who have had gallstones only once never have the condition again. So drastic treatment is often unnecessary.
- If this is not the first time you have had gallstones, your doctor may still advise you to wait if there are no other symptoms or health problems.
- Even if you are told to wait, it's a good idea to be aware of the symptoms of gallstone complications, such as severe pain in the upper right abdomen.
Step 2. Dissolve gallstones by taking medication
Your doctor may prescribe ursodiol, an oral bile acid medication that is effective at dissolving gallstones that form from cholesterol. The dosage requirements of these drugs vary. So, follow the doctor's instructions.
- Ursodiol and other bile acids are only effective for gallstones formed from cholesterol and cannot dissolve stones formed from bile pigments.
- In addition, these drugs can take months to years to completely dissolve gallstones. So, this drug may have to be consumed in a long period of time.
Step 3. Find out about shockwave therapy
To treat moderate to large gallstones, your doctor may recommend shockwave therapy. In this method, a special device is used to shoot high-frequency sound waves into the gallstones. The sound waves shatter the gallstones into small pieces.
- Because shockwave therapy can only dissolve, and not dissolve, gallstones, ursodiol or similar bile salts may need to be taken after shockwave therapy to dissolve gallstone fragments.
- Shockwave therapy is still considered an experiment. So, conventional doctors may not recommend this method.
Step 4. Consult about the contact dissolution method
In this method, the doctor inserts a catheter in the abdomen, then injects a special drug directly into the gallbladder.
- As soon as it enters the gallbladder, the drug will immediately begin to dissolve the gallstones. Most gallstones will go away within a few hours.
- However, the contact dissolution method is still an experiment. So, some doctors may not recommend this method.
Step 5. Undergo gallbladder removal surgery
If you experience gallstones frequently, your doctor may recommend a collectionstectomy or surgical removal of the gallbladder.
- The gallbladder is not a necessary vital organ. So, the gallbladder can be removed without causing severe complications. After the gallbladder is removed, bile will flow directly from the liver to the small intestine. This condition can cause diarrhea. In addition, fat intake should also be limited so that other complications do not occur.
- Depending on the type of collectionstectomy performed, a hospital stay of 1-3 days may be required. After that, you may also need to rest at home for a few weeks.