Natural Remedies for Gallstones

Gallstones are an over accumulation of bile that forms stones which can block the bile duct and become extremely painful. Symptoms include indigestion, gas, and bloating. There can be a sensation of fluttering or pain in the region of the low right ribs. There may also be a soreness of the lower tip of the right shoulder blade.

Common causes include a poor diet, and some prescription medications. Some authorities on the subject think it is an over consumption of fats.

Almost exclusively, the medical field removes the gallbladder and many surgeons will also remove a healthy appendix “just in case.” Many people will report benefits while others feel worse afterward.

From a natural perspective, besides the physicality of poor liver function or diet, gallstones are seen as accumulated anger or resentment.

What you can do naturally is to clean up your diet, eliminating tobacco, alcohol, coffee, or black tea. Stay away from fast foods. A slow and healthy method of removing stones is to take a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil with a teaspoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in 8 ounces of apple juice and drink before bed each night for 12 weeks. I have found this very effective.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol

Herbs for Gallstones

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Liver Formula helps support liver function and stimulate bile production.

Lidan – A Chinese herbal formula for better gallbladder function.

Herb singles:

Artichoke along with most liver remedies are useful in helping the liver to produce more bile.

Gravel root tincture as dissolvent, use with Marshmallow.

Hydrangea is a dissolvent and “cuts” sharp edges off stones.

Marshmallow to help soothe the tissues when stones break up so it won’t hurt so much.

Cell Salts to Help with Gallstones

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#7 Kali sulph 6X – liver/gallbladder support
#10 Nat phos 6X – digestion, normalizes pH, over-acidity
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver/gallbladder support
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity

Gallstone Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Belladonna – spasm pains every hour. The causation is cooling after a heated situation (i.e. – from heat stroke, etc). High fever, spasms, and over-stimulation of all of the senses. Only rest brings improvement. Abdominal pains better by stretching; worse from getting too cold or hot.

Bryonia – pain of the gallbladder region is sharp and cramping. Damp cold spell after a hot summer. Tendency to overheating and irritability with consecutive attacks. Dry mouth, thirst for cold water: irritable. Worse from warm applications, any movement; better by lying on the right side, pressure improves.

Chelidonium – pain in gallbladder region with radiating pains under the right shoulder blade; loud gas; nausea; sticking cramps and spasms in gallbladder. Yellow tongue; desire for warm drinks; worse 4-8 p.m. (also Lyc, Kali Carb), better eating and drinking; jaundice. Everything is better from damp warm application and general warmth. Chelidonium is used for sad, depressive, and anxious patients caused from frustration.

Cinchona – Worse touch, HYPERSENSITIVE to touch (also Lach, Hepar, Tarent); palpitation worse pressure, better deep pressure; worse jarring; abdomen distended, gas, bloating, must loosen clothing or not have clothing; NWS (Never well since) gallbladder surgery; does not feel better passing gas.

Lycopodium – right-sided remedy. All is worse 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Compare to Cinchona and Chelidonium. Indigestion; worse lying on right side and mostly right-sided pains.


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