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Definition

Gall bladder is located on the left side oh your abdomen. Function of the gall bladder is to keep the digestive fluid called bile, which are produced by the liver. Gallstones or stones formed in gallbladder may vary in size and have no noticeable symptoms. But sometimes gallstones grow bigger, and block the duct where bile is leaking out, causing indigestion, inflammation or stomach pain. In such those cases, surgery is only option for removal of gallstones.

Causes

Causes of gallstones forming can be presence or some types of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, sugar rich diet, obesity, Crohn’s disease, multiple pregnancies, digestive tract disorders, and rapid weight loss. In cases when inflammation takes place, surgery is necessary.

Symptoms

Pain in the upper left abdomen is a most common symptom of gallbladder problems. In some cases pain severe or moderate, can spread to the chest, and be mistakenly taken for heart attack. Other symptoms for gallbladder disorders may be fever and chills, vomiting, nausea, belching, rapid weight loss, jaundice, bloating of the abdomen or recurring intolerance to fatty food.

Herbal Remedies for Gallbladder Problems

There are various herbs that can be successfully used as remedies for gallbladder problems, but before using any of them, it would be best to consult with your doctor first, about choice of herbal remedies for your particular gallbladder problem, and also about dosage and way of use. Here are some of those herbal remedies that can help you to overcome your problems with gallbladder;

CastorCastor oil is for external use only; you can apply it over your gallbladder area on the stomach, and the cover it with a plastic wrap. Leave it for an half an hour, and you should repeat this procedure daily for a month.

PeppermintYou can use peppermint capsules to try to dissolve gallstones, or drink peppermint tea for 3 times per day.

AniseSeeds of Anise herb are excellent remedy for removing the gallstones from your gallbladder.

RosemaryYou can take this herb either as infusion or an extract, in order to boost your bile flow.

CelandineYou can combine Celandine tea with dandelion, artichoke or turmeric in order to reduce level of cholesterol in your bile, and thus prevent forming of gallstones.

TurmericThis herb can be used as remedy for reducing the risk of gallstones forming.

AlfaifaThis particular herb is very rich in nutricients and it is good for whole body support. It can be found as a tea, extract, capsules or tablets.

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