What Helps Gallstones

Gallstones are solid, stone-like objects composed of hardened bile, cholesterol or bilirubin that form in the gallbladder or bile duct.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Gallstones

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Artichoke Extract (ALE)

Artichoke extract is made from Cynara scolymus leaves. Commonly grown as an edible vegetable, the artichoke is a variety of thistle native to the Mediterranean and believed to have been first cultivated by North African Moors in 800 A.D. It’s medicinal use has been traced to the early 20th century, when it was recommended as a cure of liver and bile disorders.  


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Dandelion

Taraxacum, commonly known as Dandelion, is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, the plant is believed to have arrived in North America as medicine aboard the Mayflower. Abundant in Vitamins A, B, C, D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc, Dandelion’s edible and highly nutritious leaves have been widely used throughout history by the ancient Egyptians, Greek and Romans, as well as, in traditional Chinese Medicine as a diuretic and digestion treatment.


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Psyllium

Psyllium is a soluble fiber made from the ground husks of Plantago ovata plant seeds. It is a prebiotic inducing the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the human body, as well as a widely-used laxative. Grown worldwide, it is most common to India.


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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


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Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is made from the dried rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, belonging to the ginger family. Native to South Asia, Turmeric has a long history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The key component is the organic polyphenol, curcumin, which is responsible for giving the plant its yellow color. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been used in the treatment of arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory and metabolic issues.  


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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


Effectiveness
25%


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