You may have heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But, did you know that eating apples could help to get rid of gallstones naturally?
A gallbladder flush or gallbladder cleanse is a natural and a traditional home remedy to get rid of gallstones.
Currently, there is no consistent scientific evidence to show that eating apples can help to get rid of gallstones.
But we know that people in traditional societies used this home remedy to remove gallstones naturally. Today, many people, including myself, have done so, using this recipe.
Best Time to Get Rid of Gallstones
Vivid golden yellow flowers of the golden bell or forsythia ushers in spring. And with daffodils in full bloom, spring is right here at our doorstep.
Spring signifies growth, rebirth, renewal, and starting anew after the snow and harsh cold winter.
As Mother Earth awakens, it is time to let go of negativity and limiting mindsets.
It is also the opportunity to get rid of unwanted substances, like gallstones, from your body.
Spring is the season for a detox—a gallbladder flush, to get rid of any gallstones you may have.
Do You have Gallstones?
You may think you don’t have gallstones. Chances are we all probably have some gallstones.
This is because most people who have gallstones may not have symptoms. The size, amount, and whether or not you feel any discomfort from any gallstones vary from person-to-person.
If you tend to feel bloated, especially after a heavy meal, or suffer from indigestion, you may want to try this simple process.
What You Need
- 4 to 5 apples or about 4 cups of apple juice
- 2 tsp of Epsom salt
- ½ cup of olive or sesame oil
- ½ cup of lemon juice
What to Do to Get Rid of Gallstones
- For the first five days, eat 4 to 5 apples. Or drink about 4 glasses of apple cider or apple juice, preferably warmed or at room temperature.
- You can also replace the apple juice with applesauce; whichever is available in your pantry.
Eating apples in various forms—fruit, juice, or sauce—help to soften the gallstones.
There are no dietary restrictions during the regime. You can eat your usual balanced meals.
- On the sixth day, continue to eat about 4 to 5 apples. Then try to have your evening or last meal of the day earlier.
- Wait 1 to 2 hours after dinner before taking a teaspoon of Epsom salt dissolved in warm water or apple juice.
- Then wait for another 1 to 2 hours and take a second teaspoon of Epsom salt dissolved in warm water of apple juice. I prefer to mix the Epsom salt with apple juice to make it more agreeable to swallow.
The magnesium sulfate in the Epsom salt helps to open the gallbladder ducts.
- Then wait for another hour or so before drinking your concoction of ½ cup of olive or sesame oil with ½ cup of fresh lemon juice.
You can also use just ¼ cup of each instead. The oil helps to lubricate and loosen the softened stones, helping to ease their passage out.
On the Seventh Day…
On the seventh morning you will likely have diarrhea and make a dash for the bathroom. So make sure you plan the seventh day to fall on the weekend or your day off.
After you are done, take a closer look at your stool. You may find little greenish-looking stuff floating in the water.
Those are the softened greenish stones. They range from coarse sand-size to pea-size balls. Don’t be surprised to find a few dozens of these softened greenish stones.
If you followed the recipe correctly and did not find any greenish stones in your stool, then it means you have no stones to remove!
Prevention is Better than Cure
Nevertheless, this apple remedy is still a beneficial cleanse for your gallbladder and aids to improve your digestion. So, it is worthwhile to perform this regime to get rid of gallstones naturally.
An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. So, I suggest you repeat this apple remedy regime once, if not twice a year. Also consider buying organic produce and ingredients.
For long-term benefits, you may wish to consider changing your diet to include more steamed or blanched foods.
Eat less deep-fried, oily, and greasy food. Use organic or good quality olive oil, or coconut oil. Or cook with less oil.
This recipe was first published on the Alternative Health page of The Epoch Times.
Note: All information on this site is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as medical advice. These natural food remedies are for maintaining your health and wellness. They are not meant to replace your medical treatment. If you have questions about your health or medical conditions, you should always seek medical advice.