Tag - gall-bladder

Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum Part Used: The seeds. Constituents: Flavolignans; the mixture of these is known as “silymarin” and composed mainly of silybin (=silibinin), with isosilybin, dihydrosilybin, silydianin, silychristin, and in some varieties...

Harpagophytum procumbens

Devil’s Claw

Harpagophytum procumbens Pedaliaceae Habitat: Indigenous to Southern and Eastern Africa. Collection: This plant grows in Africa in very arid conditions. The roots are collected at the end of the rainy season. Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents:...

Peumus boldo

Boldo

Peumus boldo Part Used : Dried leaves. Constituents : Alkaloids, of the isoquinoline type, up to 0.75%, including boldine, isocorydine, N-methyllaurotetanine, norisocorydine, isoboldine, laurolitsine, reticuline & others Volatile oil, containing...

Biliary (gallbladder) sludge

This is a question regarding excruciating abdominal pain in the early hours of the morning (lasting up to 4 hours)! The attacks fall anywhere between nine days and two months apart. The hospital can only offer complete removal of the gallbladder...

Gallstones:

One reader writes in adding to an earlier debate on natural ways of flushing out gallstones. Apparently, she continued to suffer a lot of discomfort and volatile responses to certain foods, despite having flushed out "enormous amounts" of stones.

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