7. Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is another good cure for gallstones. This herb contains a bitter substance called silymarin that stimulates bile production. Increased bile production in turn decreases its concentration and helps flush out gallstones. Milk thistle also aids in liver functioning.
- Grind one tablespoon of milk thistle seeds in a coffee grinder or crush them in a mortar and pestle. Put the crushed seeds in three cups of water and boil. Turn off the heat and then let it steep for 20 minutes. Finally, strain the tea, add honey for taste and drink it two to three times a day for one week.
- You can also take this herb in supplement form. For proper dosage, consult your doctor. Usually, it is suggested to take 420 mg regular standardized milk thistle extract a day in three divided doses. If the extract contains phosphatidylcholine then the standard dose is 100 to 200 mg, two to three times a day.
8. Castor Oil
Castor oil has many medicinal and healing properties that can help minimize and reduce the number of gallstones. Its anti-inflammatory properties help neutralize inflammation and reduce pain. Plus, castor oil packs have a positive effect on the immune and lymphatic systems.
- Gently warm one cup of pure, cold-pressed castor oil in a pan.
- Soak a piece of cheesecloth in the warm oil, and then squeeze out the excess oil.
- Put the wet cheesecloth over the right side of your stomach where the gallbladder is located.
- Cover the cheesecloth with a plastic sheet.
- Go, put a hot water bag on the plastic sheet for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Follow this treatment at least three times a week until you recover completely.