Gallstones ayurveda treatment
Gallstones ayurveda treatment focuses on balancing the three main vital energies (vata, pitta, and kapha). According to ayurveda, all diseases are result of imbalance in these vital energies, which represent air, heat, and earth.
In ayurveda, gallbladder is called as pittashay where digestive juices are stored. With unhealthy dietary habits, this area is being destroyed. The gallbladder wall becomes inflamed and if this keeps happening, it can lead to thickening of that wall.
Ayurveda advises medicinal treatment for this condition. It is shown that the stones can be dissolved with gallstones ayurveda treatment without surgery. Here are some recommendations:
Gallstones ayurveda treatment - aspects of the approach
Diet: Recognize and avoid food allergens, especially eggs and dairy products. Small gallstones can easily be dissolved through healthy diet. If the gallbladder inflammation occurs, the patient should fast for a few days, drinking only water. Carrots, beets, grapefruit, pears, lemons or grape juices may be beneficial after this period, after which raw and cooked vegetables, and vegetable juices should be introduces. Yogurt, cottage cheese and a table spoon of olive oil a day may also be beneficial. If you are overweight, lose weight slowly by eating less and doing yoga. You should also drink plenty of water to avoid constipation and to maintain the water content of bile.
Herbs: Specific herbs have been proven useful in preventing gallstones. Cholagogues (which stimulate the gallbladder to contract) and choleretics (used to stimulate the liver to produce more bile), serve to reduce the risk of developing gallstones. These herbs include: Turmeric, citrus fruits, dried ginger, black pepper, long pepper, hing, Gokshura Punarnavadi, Chicory, Dandelion, Olive and Sunflower Oil. Mineral complexes like Saindhava lavanam and Yavakshaar may also be used for a similar purpose.
Saindhava lavanam (or even salt) can be taken on an empty stomach in the morning in a glass of hot water twice a week. After taking this, lie down for about 30-45 minutes on your right side.
Vitamin C serves to convert cholesterol to bile acids, decreasing gallstone formation. You can find it in citrus fruits and fruit juices or as a supplement. While Ayurvedic supplements include: Gokshuradi Guggulu, Liverole, and Arogyavardhini Bati.
Castor oil pack applied over the gallbladder area is a great gallstones ayurveda treatment. Soak a cloth in a cup of castor oil and place it over the gallbladder area, covering it with plastic and a heating pad. It should stay on for half an hour once a day for a month.
Gallstones ayurveda treatment also include specific medicines such as Shankavati, Sootasekar ras, Hingwaashtak choorna, and Avipattikar choorna. The length of the treatment and dosage of these remedies depends on the gravity of the illness.