see also Gallstones
The most common cause of a gall bladder attack or
inflammation of the gall bladder is a gallstone blocking one
of the ducts where bile leaves the gall bladder. This
blockage results in irritation and the gall bladder may
become swollen. Physical injury in an accident or
occasionally an infection can result in this inflammation.
The gallbladder itself is under the liver and is located
on the front right side just below the rib cage. The liver,
gall bladder and pancreas help in the digestive process by
producing and storing bile and digestive enzymes. Bile
assists in digesting fats and high cholesterol foods. It is
produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder from
where it is injected into the small intestines through the
common bile duct as needed.
Symptoms of an inflamed gall bladder may include nausea,
vomiting, or pain in the right side of the abdomen, back, or
just under the arm.
Choledocholithiasis, Cholelithiasis; Gallbladder attack;
Biliary colic; Gallstone attack; Biliary calculus]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Digestive Blend, Lemon, Protective Blend, Peppermint
Essential oils based
products: Probiotic Defense Formula, ZDC, Detoxifying Blend
GeraniumC, HelichrysumC, LavenderC,
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
see also the protocols for Gallstones
Discomfort and pain
(this is also reported to help those that have had their
gall bladder removed and experience digestive discomfort)
Digestive Blend and Peppermint may be applied topically or
taken in a capsule internally. Alternate between the two
Regular use of a probiotic like Probiotic Defense Formula
Long term detoxification and balance:
Do 14 day cleanse using:
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lemon
2 drops Protective Blend
Juice from 1 whole lemon
Add to 8 ounces of water, drink over one hour period
Follow this with daily use of the Detoxifying Blend
2 tablets Detoxifying Blend Detoxification
Complex morning and evening
5 drops Detoxifying Blend internally in a capsule daily
Experiences and Testimonials of others
BK - I have been plagued
with bloating, gas and discomfort for a number of years, but it
has, until recently, been only at occasional times. Now I find
it happening more often and lasting for days. I will be having
my gall bladder removed soon because I am full of stones. Since
finding out the nature of my discomfort I began putting
Peppermint oil in tea or coffee whenever I began feeling
distressed - usually after a meal. Since I have been doing this
the problem seems to be quelled before it develops into a full
attack. Sometimes I have even rubbed the oil on my stomach and
gall bladder area before going to bed and I wake up in the
morning with absolutely no discomfort at all. I use Peppermint
for lots of things, but for this problem it has been such a
LTT - I was reading
about the liver cleanse recommended and wonder if there is
anything else recommended for inflammation of the liver/gall
Julie Ann - I would suggest to do the
intense cleanse below (this cleanse is a 14 day major
for the liver):
10 Drops Peppermint oil
10 Drops Lemon oil
2 drops Protective Blend
Juice from 1 lemon (in 8oz’s. of water - this can be taken
over an hours time).
Follow this with regular use of the Detoxifying Blend
Maree - Can anyone help someone who has had their gall
bladder removed? She says, "Shortly after I eat after
having fasted, I always have major cramps and diarrhea. It
hits within about 20 minutes like clockwork. I'm pretty sure
it overwhelms my system after not having anything in my
stomach for 24 hours."
Denise - Many people have what is known as dumping action
after gall bladder removal. For me it happens when I don’t
eat on schedule or fast. Digestive Blend and Peppermint,
topically, helps with the cramps. I alternate with Digestive Blend
Everyone is different, but many people find they also
have dumping action when they eat specific things.
Julie Ann - Denise is right on target. Digestive Blend
and Peppermint both are lifesavers for digestive upsets.
Also the Probiotic Defense Formula would be a good thing to do during the
month. It restores the friendly bacteria and helps balance
pH in your digestive track.
Loryjean - My niece
has been diagnosed with gallstones; some in her bile duct. I
could find Lavender and Rosemary recommended; does anyone
know of anything else, or a specific protocol I could
Brooke - I don't know exactly what would
help with the "stones' per se but I know that lecithin and
Lemon work really well to help the gallbladder. My mom
takes 3 -120mg capsules of lecithin every morning and night,
and puts Lemon essential oil in her water all day long.
Chris - I was diagnosed with gallstones
years ago and chose not to have my gallbladder removed. One
thing that is so very important is to stay away from any
type of fried foods. Hope that will help some.
Maria - Have her put Lemon in her drinking water and use the
Protective Blend and Digestive Blend internally in capsules. My family has
often used "Dr. Hulda's Gallbladder Cleanse" and I've passed
numerous gallstones myself using this cleanse. You can
Google this and it will pull up the protocol. I prefer the
Grapefruit juice over the Lemon juice.
JJ - Stan Burroughs is a very good
cleans. I use it every 6 months whether I have symptoms or
not. Dr. Hulda's is more aggressive if you are severely
suffering from liver problems or kidney and gallbladder
stones. You can find these both on the Internet. As for
oils to help supplement your efforts, I agree with other
that Grapefruit, Lemon, Clove, and Peppermint help. Drink
and apply topically.
Shay - My friend is
pregnant and just found out she has gallstones. What oils
would be safe during pregnancy and get rid of gallstones,
and how would she take them?
Lil - A few drops of Protective Blend will kill
the pain, stop the diarrhea, and keep the nausea if she has
it. I'm speaking from first person here; I've been there and
done that. A few drops in a glass of water when there is
pain (or directly under the tongue if she can). Otherwise, I
would not worry about the stones until after the baby is
born. Then I would do a cleanse with pure apple juice,
water, Lemon juice, and olive oil. Then, no more stones.
Also in the meantime, I would always add Lemon oil in my
water every day. I would not be surprised if all the stones
were gone by the time the baby arrives.
Blessings to your friend, her precious unborn child, and
YOU for caring and serving others!